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. 1 draftee the Jaguars regret ignoring for K'Lavon Chaisson: Justin Jefferson, WR

Tee Higgins wasn't the only wide receiver the Jaguars passed in favor of K'Lavon Chaisson in 2020. Dave Caldwell could have also taken Justin Jefferson but instead waited until pick 42 to take Laviska Shenault Jr. In Caldwell's defense, he wasn't the only general manager that passed on the LSU product.

Just one draft slot before the Minnesota Vikings chose Jefferson at No. 22, the Philadelphia Eagles selected Jalen Reagor, who was released after just two seasons and is now running out of chances to prove he can make an impact in the NFL.

Jefferson wasted no time to establish himself as one of the top receivers in the NFL, hauling in 88 receptions for 1,400 yards and seven touchdowns as a rookie. He would have given whoever lined up behind center for the Jaguars in 2020 a dynamic receiver tandem alongside DJ Chark Jr., who was fresh off a Pro Bowl appearance.

You could rightfully point out that Jefferson might not have flourished in Jacksonville but he's so talented that he would have been able to overcome whatever hurdles he would have faced with the Jaguars. But let's imagine Jacksonville still had gone 1-15 in 2020 even after drafting Jefferson. They would have still drafted Trevor Lawrence and he would have had a bonafide No. 1 receiver right off the bat.

Also, having Jefferson would have allowed the Jags to skip Shenault at No. 42. General manager Dave Caldwell could have then had another draft pick to blow but it wouldn't have mattered much because they had a true WR1 in Jefferson.

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