5 Jacksonville Jaguars intriguing targets at No. 24 in the 2023 NFL Draft
No. 2 draft target for the Jacksonville Jaguars at No. 24 - Darnell Wright
Opinions vary on whether defensive end Arden Key or right tackle was the Jaguars' biggest loss in free agency. However, this isn't much of a debate when you take into account that the former was a role player while the latter made 66 consecutive starts at right tackle and is coming off his best NFL season.
While Key was an important piece of the Jags' defensive puzzle, replacing Taylor might be a bigger priority. The silver lining is that 2021 second-round pick Walker Little has been waiting in the wing for the last two years and is ready to seize the starting job at right tackle.
The former Stanford Cardinal competed with Taylor for the job last year, making things interesting before ultimately losing the battle. Little fared well when he subbed in for Cam Robinson at left tackle but it's uncertain if he'll be the starter at right tackle in 2023. If Jacksonville isn't fully sold on him, they could then draft Tennessee offensive lineman Darnell Wright in the first round.
Wright was a mainstay on the Vols' offensive line the last four years, making 42 starts at three positions, 13 of them at right tackle in 2022. Even though the West Virginia native doesn't have elite foot quickness and needs to refine his technique in pass protection, Brandon Thorn of the Bleacher Report scouting department thinks Wright has the tools to develop into a quality NFL starter.