Biggest winners and losers from the Jaguars' 2024 NFL Draft class

Here are the players and coaches who benefited the most from the Jaguars' 2024 NFL Draft class. Also, a couple who were affected.
Jul 30, 2021; Jacksonville, FL, USA;  Jacksonville Jaguars offensive tackle Walker Little (72) and
Jul 30, 2021; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars offensive tackle Walker Little (72) and / Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports
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Just like that, the 2024 NFL Draft has come to an end. The Jacksonville Jaguars, for their part, selected nine players. Some of them will need time to make an impact while others will be in a position to contribute right off the bat.

This begs the question, who'll benefit the most from the moves the Jags made in the draft? Who will be affected the most? With that in mind, here are their biggest winners and losers.

Jaguars No. 1 biggest winners from the 2024 NFL Draft: Chad Hall

Of the Jaguars' first three picks in the draft, only one was on offense, wide receiver Brian Thomas Jr. In fact, the Jags only picked two offensive players in the whole draft when you take into account that running back Keilan Robinson was brought in to contribute on special teams. Then again, Thomas alone would've been more than enough.

The Jaguars needed help at wide receiver after losing Calvin Ridley in free agency. While they were seen as potential candidates to trade up for one of the big 3 receivers in the class, they went with Brian Thomas at No. 23.

Granted, Thomas is a work in progress. Specifically, he'll need to work on his route-running. On the other hand, he's got the tools to develop into a dangerous offensive weapon. Wide receivers coach Chad Hall, for one, should be thrilled about his arrival.

Hall was able to get the most out of Christian Kirk and Zay Jones but both of them were already vested veterans when they arrived in Jacksonville. On the other hand, Thomas is the most talented prospect he'll be able to mold since joining the Jags in 2022.

Thomas may not get a featured role early in his NFL career, but that's fine. The Jaguars' offense is stacked with playmakers, whether it's Kirk, tight end Evan Engram, or running back Travis Etienne. Having a surplus of weapons will give Hall ample time to help the rookie receiver get acclimated to the pros. Once he does, the Jags will get a deep threat that will add another dimension.