Draftees the Jaguars regret ignoring in favor of K'Lavon Chaisson in 2020 NFL Draft

Feb 27, 2020; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Louisiana State linebacker K'Lavon Chaisson (LB09).
Feb 27, 2020; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Louisiana State linebacker K'Lavon Chaisson (LB09). / Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports
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No. 2 draftee the Jaguars regret ignoring for K'Lavon Chaisson: Jonathan Taylor, WR

Here's another pick that may have not made sense at the time but knowing how dreadful then-general manager Dave Caldwell was at identifying talent, drafting running back Jonathan Taylor 20th overall might not have gotten that many blank stares.

Leonard Fournette was coming off yet another productive season but wanting to hoard draft picks, the Jaguars' brass tried to trade him. The issue was that there wasn't a market for his services and they ended up releasing him. Signing James Robinson as an undrafted free agent softened Lenny's departure but if Caldwell had known he was going to tally more than 1,000 yards as a rookie, he would have used an early or mid-round pick.

Either way, having Taylor in 2020 would have given the offense a huge boost. That year, the former Wisconsin Badger toted the rock 232 times for 1,169 yards with 11 touchdowns. He was even better the following season, racking up 1,811 yards with 18 touchdowns on 332 carries.

Imagine Taylor sharing the backfield with Robinson. The Jaguars would have had the most dynamic running-back tandem that never existed. Having Taylor on the roster would have also allowed the Jaguars to draft tight end Pat Freiermuth instead of running back Travis Etienne with the 25th overall pick in 2021. It's true that Urban Meyer would have still found a way to sink the team but having Taylor and Friertmuth would have given the offense a slight boost.