3 studs Jacksonville Jaguars could've drafted in Round 2 instead of Brenton Strange

• The Jaguars are getting minimal production from Brenton Strange

• Strange could eventually become a key contributor

• But these 3 draft picks may have been much better early on

Nov 19, 2023; Houston, Texas, USA; Houston Texans wide receiver Tank Dell (3) signals a first down
Nov 19, 2023; Houston, Texas, USA; Houston Texans wide receiver Tank Dell (3) signals a first down / Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
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1. WR Tank Dell, originally went to the Houston Texans at No. 69

Wide receiver wasn't a need for the Jaguars this offseason. In fact, it was one of their deepest position groups after signing Christian Kirk, and Zay Jones last year and later trading for Calvin Ridley. That said, it wouldn't have hurt to add another weapon to the team's wide arsenal, especially when you take into account that the passing game wasn't the same when Jones missed time with a knee injury.

Without Jones in the fold, defenses were able to zero in on Ridley and Kirk. Had the Jags drafted Tank Dell maybe their offense wouldn't have probably missed a beat. While C.J. Stroud is (rightfully) getting lots of attention, he's had no trouble sharing the spotlight with Dell, who quickly became one of his favorite targets while establishing himself as a deep threat on the Houston offense, hauling in 47 receptions for 770 yards with seven touchdowns.

Unfortunately, Dell fractured his fibula in Week 13 and is out for the season. Then again, injuries are an inherent part of football and the Texans didn't draft Dell thinking he would get hurt. Once he returns, he'll pick up where he left off, as players can fully recover from a fibula injury.

In Jacksonville, Dell would've probably sat behind Jones, Kirk, and Ridley on the depth chart. However, the coaching staff would've found a way to give him playing time given how much of a game-changer he's turned out to be early in his career.

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