3 prospects the Jaguars should target in 1st round of 2024 NFL Draft to address needs

Dec 2, 2023; Charlotte, NC, USA; Florida State Seminoles wide receiver Keon Coleman (4) makes a
Dec 2, 2023; Charlotte, NC, USA; Florida State Seminoles wide receiver Keon Coleman (4) makes a / Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
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2. Keon Coleman, WR, Florida State

The Jaguars traded for Calvin Ridley last year expecting him to become a WR1. So far, the results have been mixed, and it's uncertain if he'll return to the team in 2024. He's slated to hit the open market and if they extend him, they'll need to give the Atlanta Falcons a second-round pick as part of the deal they made to acquire him. If Jacksonville lets Ridley walk, it will then be a third-rounder.

If management does decide to move on from Ridley, they can look for his replacement in Round 1. One prospect to keep an eye on is Keon Coleman, who's been a game-changer for FSU in 2023. A four-star recruit out of high school, Coleman began his collegiate career at Michigan State before transferring to Florida State earlier this year.

Right off the bat, Coleman made his presence felt, hauling in 50 receptions for 658 yards with 11 touchdowns this season. He played a role in helping FSU go 13-0 but he's ready to turn the page, having just announced his intentions to enter the 2024 draft.

Even though scouts won't be able to watch Coleman in the Orange Bowl, they should have a pretty good idea of what he brings to the table. The Louisiana native lacks elite speed but he's fast enough to create separation. At 6'4", he would give a big target in the red zone, something they've lacked this season.

This is a good year to draft a receiver in the first draft of the round. While Marvin Harrison Jr. will be gone by the time the Jags are on the clock, they'll still have several enticing options, including Coleman, who can give the wide receiver corps a huge boost.