5 potential steals the Jaguars must target on Day 3 of the 2024 NFL Draft

• The Jaguars need to include the next 5 prospects on their big board for 2024.
Sep 30, 2023; Lexington, Kentucky, USA; Kentucky Wildcats defensive back Andru Phillips (23)
Sep 30, 2023; Lexington, Kentucky, USA; Kentucky Wildcats defensive back Andru Phillips (23) / Jordan Prather-USA TODAY Sports
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4. Andru Phillips, Cornerback

If there's one position the Jaguars should address more than once in the draft, it's cornerback. They brought in Ronald Darby in free agency, but they moved on from Darious Williams Tre Herndon, and Chris Claybrooks.

On top of that, Jacksonville will be making the switch to press coverage under defensive coordinator Ryan Nielsen. There's no guarantee the current personnel will be able to make the transition.

Regardless of whom the Jaguars take on Days 1 and 2, they should most definitely keep an eye on Andru Phillips. At 5'10 and 191 pounds, the former Kentucky Wildcat may be better suited to play nickel but he could also line up in the boundaries if needed. His 40-yard dash of 4.48 seconds, along with his versatility to play special teams, makes him an enting prospect.

The one thing potentially preventing the Jaguars from using a pick on Phillips is that he mostly played zone at Kentucky. That said, he could be a low-risk, high-reward pick in the fifth round.

3. Christian Jones, Offensive tackle

Several mock drafts have projected Jacksonville to select an offensive tackle in the first round, and it's easy to see why. While they expect left tackle Cam Robinson to return in 2024, he has trade value and nobody will bat an eye if the Jags shop him around during or after the draft. But even if Robinson stays, it would make sense to begin looking for his potential replacement.

If the Jaguars end up skipping the position on Days 1 and 2, they should consider adding depth and Christian Jones would be an interesting option in the fourth or fifth round. The former Texas Longhorn can play both offensive tackle spots. He made 13 starts on the left side and 35 at right tackle during his four-year collegiate career.

Jones is not the most athletic offensive tackle but he's got the tools to develop into a solid backup down the stretch. He could add depth at the position if Jacksonville decides to move on from either Cam Robinson or Walker Little.