Draftees not named Lamar Jackson the Jaguars regret ignoring in favor of Taven Bryan

Apr 26, 2018; Arlington, TX, USA; Taven Bryan (Florida) is selected as the number twenty-nine.
Apr 26, 2018; Arlington, TX, USA; Taven Bryan (Florida) is selected as the number twenty-nine. / Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports
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Player 4 the Jaguars should've drafted instead of Taven Bryan: Harold Landry III

The Jags excelled at getting after the quarterback in 2017, registering 55 sacks as a team. On top of that, they ranked second in the league in points allowed that year, so heading into the 2018 draft, bolstering ther pass rush wasn't a priority. However, they still fortified their trenches with Taven Bryan.

But if they had really wanted to fortify their defensive front, they should have instead opted for outside linebacker Harold Landry III, who's turned out to be a pretty good player for the division rival Tennessee Titans.

Landry needed time to hit his stride but he progressively got better and has become a mainstay of the Titans' defensive front. Back in 2021, he tallied 12 sacks and it seemed like he was going to be even better in 2022 but an ACL tear forced him to miss the whole season.

While there's no timeline for his potential return, head coach Mike Vrabel says Landry is "looking great" from a physical standpoint", so it's fair to assume that he should be back at some point of the 2023 season. Imagine if the Jaguars had gone with Landry instead of Bryan in 2018.

They would have had someone to fill the void left by Yannick Ngakoue's and Calais Campbell's eventual departures. Similarly, they would have had a pretty stout pass-rush duo if they had taken outside linebacker Josh Allen the following year.