2. Troy Fautanu, offensive guard
One of the Jaguars' biggest miscalculations in the offseason was not bolstering their offensive line. Sure, they drafted Anton Harrison to replace Jawaan Taylor, but other than that, they didn't make any major changes. Looking back, they should've added depth at center and addressed the left guard position.
In particular, left guard turned out to be an issue for most of the year. The team's brass expected Ben Bartch to recover from a knee injury he suffered in 2022 but he didn't, and the position has experienced a revolving door as a result this season.
So far, Tyler Shatley, Ezra Cleveland, and Walker Little have taken turns at left guard. It would make sense to re-sign Cleveland, whom the Jags traded for at the deadline. He wasn't able to fully hit his stride due to injuries and joining the team at the midpoint of the season. That said, the Jaguars should also consider adding an offensive guard in the draft, and Troy Fautanu may be one of the best ones available.
Although Fautanu mostly played left tackle for the Huskies, he also started a couple games at guard, where he's projected to line up in the NFL. At 6'4", Fautanu's got the size and length to excel inside in the NFL. He's at times overaggressive and his stance could use a bit of a clean up but he's got the tools to develop to be a Week 1 starter and a potential Pro Bowl nod down the road.
If the Jaguars decide to address the guard position early in the draft, Fautanu is an intruiguing option.