3 players the Jacksonville Jaguars would love to pick in Round 2 of 2023 NFL Draft

2022 NFL Draft - Round 1, Jacksonville Jaguars
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2. prospect the Jacksonville Jaguars would like to draft in Round 2: Tre'vius Hodges-Tomlinson

No. 2 prospect the Jaguars would love to draft in Round 2. 466. . Tre'vius Hodges-Tomlinson, Cornerback. 1. player. .

Most observers agree cornerback is at the top of the Jacksonville Jaguars' needs even though they have a dynamic duo in Darious Williams and Tyson Campbell. However, they need to find an starting nickel to round out the group. Tre Herndon, who signed a one-year deal in free agency, has the ability to line up inside or outside but he's better suited for a reserve role.

While Joey Porter Jr. and Christian Gonzalez will probably be off the board when the Jags pick at No. 24, many of the top cornerback prospects should still be available. But if the team's brass opts to fill another roster hole in the first round, they could still find a quality cornerback with the 56th selection.

One prospect that could potentially be available is TCU's Tre'vius Hodges-Tomlinson, the nephew of Hall-of-Fame running back LaDainian Tomlinson. A three-star recruit out of high school, he's the No. 10 cornerback prospect in Pro Football Focus' 2023 draft rankings.

At 5'8" and 178 pounds, Hodges-Tomlinson might struggle against bigger receivers but he's a fierce competitor that will make plays and force incompletions. He's a good tackler that might overreact and will take himself out of the play at times. However, his physicality and outstanding coverage skills would make him an intriguing option in the second round.

Tyler Hankins of The Draft Network thinks Hodges-Tomlinson could thrive in the slot at the NFL level due to his size and believes the former TCU Horned Frog could "find himself in a viable position to be a quality starter early in his career".