3 irresistible prospects the Jaguars could trade up for in the 2024 NFL Draft

• The Jaguars have enough ammo to trade up on Day 1 of the 2024 NFL Draft

Nov 4, 2023; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA;  Florida State Seminoles defensive lineman Jared Verse
Nov 4, 2023; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Florida State Seminoles defensive lineman Jared Verse / Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
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2. Jared Verse, Edge, Florida State

The Jaguars could bolster their pass-rush rotation even after signing Trevis Gipson in free agency. Gipson showed in 2021 that he can get after the quarterback, registering seven sacks. However, he's coming off a down season, so the team's brass may want to err on the side of caution and add another player in the draft.

At No. 17, the Jags could be in a position to take Dallas Turner or Laiatu Latu. They may also be able to trade down a few spots and take the athletic, albeit raw, Chop Robinson. But if the front office wants to get the best edge defender of the class, they should move up for Jared Verse.

An unranked recruit out of high school, Verse posted 29.5 tackles for loss and 18 sacks in two seasons at Florida State. His speed and power allow him to get after the quarterback and defend the run. On top of that, he knows how to use his hands and has developed a handful of pass-rush moves, so he could have an impact right off the bat.

Verse isn't particularly great in coverage, which makes him better suited to play with his hand on the ground. That's precisely the kind of player who could thrive in Jaguars defensive coordinator Ryan Nielsen's 4-3 front.

The Jaguars already have Travon Walker and Josh Allen in the fold but Verse could take their pass rush from good to great in 2024.