4 former draft picks the Jacksonville Jaguars wish they could bring back

Dec 18, 2022; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Jets linebacker Quincy Williams (56).
Dec 18, 2022; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Jets linebacker Quincy Williams (56). / Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports
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No. 2 draft pick the Jacksonville Jaguars would like back: Quincy Williams

Here's another member of the Jaguars' 2019 draft class that has gone on to thrive with another fact. In fact, you could argue that linebacker Quincy Williams has even been more successful than Josh Oliver and one of the best picks Jacksonville made that year.

Williams was a Week 1 starter in his rookie season but he was eventually placed on the Injured Reserve after 12 games. He missed time with a core injury the following season and was later a healthy scratch. Then, Urban Meyer took over and Jacksonville waived the Murray State product.
Not long after, the New York Jets, not wanting to pass up the opportunity, scooped Williams off waivers and he's gone on to become a mainstay of their defense, logging 216 total tackles, five sacks, and three forced fumbles over the last three years.

The Jets realized how valuable Williams was and rewarded him with a three-year contract worth $18 million earlier this season. Although the Jags have done a good job of replenishing their linebacker corps over the last two years and it's now a position of strength, they wouldn't probably mind having Williams. In fact, it's fair to wonder if the Jaguars would have given Foyesade Oluokun a top-market deal if Williams had been around.

Oluokun had a huge impact both on and off the field last year, so paying him wasn't necessarily a bad investment. Then again, Williams just needed time to develop, which is what he got in New York.