Best players available Jaguars must target on Day 2 of 2024 NFL Draft

Apr 25, 2024; Detroit, MI, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars fans pose for a photograph during the 2024 NFL
Apr 25, 2024; Detroit, MI, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars fans pose for a photograph during the 2024 NFL / Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
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The Jacksonville Jaguars addressed a massive need when they selected LSU wide receiver Brian Thomas Jr. with the 23rd overall pick. On top of that, they acquire extra selections after moving down six spots. Having checked off a crucial box, the front office can focus on filling other holes on the roster.

Fortunately for the Jags, there's still lots of talent available on Day 2, and they can take different routes to take care of their remaining needs. With that in mind, here are five players they should target on Day 2 of the draft.

The Jaguars should target Cooper DeJean on Day 2 of the draft

  • Cornerback, Iowa

It took a while for the first cornerback to go in the first round. In fact, none had been drafted when the Jags were on the clock at No. 17. Even when they moved back to No. 23, only Quinyon Mitchell had been taken and it was the pick prior.

The Detroit Lions then selected Terrion Arnold with the 24th overall selection. Nate Wiggins followed at No. 30, but even with those three gone, there are still plenty of corners on the board after the first round. One of them is Iowa's Cooper DeJean.

DeJean was projected to go in the first round but his slide isn't particularly surprising due to how stacked this year's class is. While some analysts think that the former Iowa Hawkeye is better suited to play safety, he's got the physical traits and the instincts to play corner at the NFL level.

At 6'0" and 203 pounds, DeJean won't be bullied at the line of scrimmage, and his 40-yard dash in 4.42 seconds is nothing to scoff at. The consensus 2023 All-American broke his fibula last year but he sent a letter to NFL teams indicating that he was medically cleared to resume practice.

Even if DeJean isn't 100 percent, he still has a bit of time to get back to full strength. In Jacksonville, he would bolster a cornerback room that is in need of talent and depth. The only issue is that he may not make it to pick No. 48, so the Jaguars may need to trade up to acquire him.