5 prospects the Jacksonville Jaguars must avoid in Round 1 of the 2023 NFL Draft
4. prospect the Jacksonville Jaguars should avoid in the draft: Jalin Hyatt
The Jaguars have revamped their wide receiver corps over the last two years, locking up Christian Kirk and Zay Jones last offseason and later acquiring Calvin Ridley from the Atlanta Falcons before the trade deadline.
Heading into the draft, the Jaguars' wide receiver room is one of their biggest strengths. Nevertheless, they can never have enough talent and there will be several prospects in the first and second rounds that might be brought up when their scouting department puts their draft board together. One of them is Tennessee's Jalin Hyatt, who could potentially be available when the Jags are on the clock with the 24th overall pick.
A four-star recruit out of high school, the South Carolina native has outstanding tracking skills and the speed to stretch defenses. However, he played in a somewhat simplistic offense at Tennessee and it's hard to assess whether he'll be able to successfully make the transition into a more complicated scheme in the NFL. At 176 pounds, his frame might make it difficult for him to effectively deal with press coverage, and could also struggle against physical cornerbacks in one-on-one matchups.
Even though Hyatt was labeled the Jaguars' ideal draft target in the first round, the team's brass might choose to fortify the defense at No. 24 and on the off chance they choose to take a skill-position player, they should avoid the 2022 Biletnikoff Award winner.