3 massive mistakes the Jaguars might regret after the 2024 NFL Draft

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2. The Jaguars could've double dipped at wide receiver but opted not to

The Jaguars deserve praise for trading down in the first round, acquiring extra draft picks, and landing the guy they wanted all along, Brian Thomas Jr. While Thomas needs to work on his route running and get better at creating separation, he's a deep threat that could open things up on offense.

Having said that, the Jaguars also needed to add depth to their wide receiver corps but ended up prioritizing other positions.

Even if the Jags hadn't taken a receiver in the second or third round, they had plenty of options on Day 3. Brenden Rice, for example, lasted until the seventh round but the front office could've also added Javon Baker or Devontez Walker in the fourth round. This makes sense when you take into account that they had picks 114th and 116th.

The front office did sign a few intriguing receiver prospects after the draft, but there's no guarantee any of them will turn into a difference-maker. For the time being, Tim Jones and Parker Washington are the backups on the depth chart.

Jones saw playing time last year only when the injury bug struck. The same is true for Washington, whose skill set makes him better suited to play in the slot. And barring injury to Christian Kirk, he won't see the field much in 2024.

Return specialist Devin Duvernay could get a few targets every now and then but the coaching staff may want to avoid overworking him to maximize his productivity on special teams.

Maybe one of the undrafted free agents the Jaguars signed will step up in training camp. Perhaps veteran Jarvis Landry will show in rookie minicamp that he still has gas left in the tank. However, they should've erred on the side of caution and added a receiver prospect on Day 3 of the draft.