The Jacksonville Jaguars should find a playmaker ready to contribute with the 24th overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft but what about the second round? There should still be plenty of talented prospects available when the Jags are on the clock at No. 56.
There are many routes Jacksonville could take in the first round but they should still be able to address most of their needs in the second. Depending on how the draft unfolds and expecting the Jaguars to keep the 56th pick, there are three players they would surely like to target.
3. prospect the Jacksonville Jaguars would like to draft in Round 2: Darnell Washington
This will be a good year to draft a tight end given how stacked the position is. The Jacksonville Jaguars would surely like to take either Dalton Kincaid or Michael Mayer in the first round but they have more pressing needs on defense, so they might use the No. 24 pick on that side of the ball.
If the team's brass still want to take a tight end early in the draft, there's a chance Darnell Washington may be available in Round 2. At 6'7", the former Georgia Bulldog would give Jacksonville a massive target in the middle of the field.
Although Washington needs to work on his route-running and do a better job of winning contested catches, he's got plenty of upside and has the tools to develop into a starting tight end in the NFL, which is something the Jaguars should consider.
After all, Evan Engram got the franchise tag and is set to become a free agent next offseason. If he leaves, it would make sense to draft Washington and groom him as his potential replacement.