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 Braden Fiske on Day 2 of the draft

  • Defensive tackle, Florida State

The Seattle Seahawks drafted the best defensive tackle of the draft, Byron Murphy II, at No. 16, one selection before the Jaguars were originally scheduled to pick. After Murphy, no other defensive tackle was taken in the rest of the first round. That means that there will still be plenty of talent available at the position on Day 2.

Illinois' Johnny Newton should have his name called early in the second round, so unless the Jaguars move up, they'll most likely be out of luck. Having said that, they could be in a position to go with Braden Fiske at No. 48.

Fiske was the talk of the town after posting outstanding numbers at the NFL Scouting Combine. His 40-yard dash in 4.78 seconds turned heads and his shuttle of 4.37 seconds was equally good. If that wasn't enough, the former Florida State Seminole went viral for celebrating after his successful 40-yard dash.

Fiske's only downside is that he'll be an older rookie at 24, so he may have already peaked. That said, he's got the speed and power to make an impact as either a run-stopper or a pass rusher in his first NFL season.

The Jaguars should target Bralen Trice on Day 2 of the draft

  • Defensive end, Washington

Several Washington players declared for the draft in 2024, so it wouldn't be shocking to see the Jags end with one or two. Defensive end Bralen Trice could be a solid addition to their pass rush rotation. Although he lined up in a two-point stance at times, he's better suited to play with his hand in the ground. That makes Jacksonville an ideal landing spot for the former Husky.

Trice needs to work on his stance and his hand usage. Defensive coordinator Ryan Nielsen could help him clean up those issues and untap his potential. After all, Nielsen's area of expertise is the defensive line.

Add the fact that he wouldn't be asked to make an impact right away with Travon Walker and Josh Allen in the fold, and Trice would be an enticing addition to the rotation.

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