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 Jaguars should target Jalen McMillan on Day 2 of the draft

  • Wide receiver, Washington

The Jaguars showed interest in Rome Odunze but ultimately couldn't or decided against trading into the top 10 to acquire him. Odunze went to the Chicago Bears with the ninth overall pick, but his teammate, Jalen McMillan, remains on the board.

The Jaguars already checked off a box when they selected Brian Thomas Jr. but they could still add depth at the wide receiver, especially if they move on from Zay Jones in the offseason. Right now, the top backups at the position are sophomores Parker Washington and Elijah Cooks.

Both Washington and Cooks only got playing time when injuries depleted the wide receiver corps. Maybe they'll make strides in 2024 but it would be a good idea to add insurance in the draft. That's where McMillan would come in.

McMillan mostly lined up in the slot at Washington but that's because the Huskies had Odunze and Ja'Lynn Polk. If given the chance, he can thrive in the boundaries. Having that kind of flexibility to line up at different spots would come in handy in Jacksonville.

Another thing McMillan has going for him is that he can make contested catches. He isn't great at churning out yards once he gets the ball, but he would be a solid depth option with upside on Day 2 of the draft.

The Jaguars should target Christian Mahogany on Day 2 of the draft

  • Offensive guard, Boston College

Once the front office is done taking care of needs, they'll start adding depth and targeting players to develop. Offensive guard Christian Mahogany could be both. A three-year starter at Boston College, he could be veteran Brandon Scherff's heir apparent.

Scherff restructured his contract to stay in 2024 but he's set to become a free agent next year. Mahogany could learn behind him and compete for a starting spot in 2025. In the meantime, he would provide depth across the interior offensive line.