Draftees the Jaguars regret ignoring in favor of CJ Henderson in the 2020 NFL Draft

Aug 17, 2020; Jacksonville, Florida, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback CJ Henderson (21).
Aug 17, 2020; Jacksonville, Florida, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback CJ Henderson (21). / Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports
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No. 2 draftee the Jaguars regret ignoring for CJ Henderson: Tristan Wirfs, OT

The Jaguars had a pretty good offensive-tackle tandem in 2022. On the right side, Jawaan Taylor had a breakout season while Cam Robinson did a good job of protecting Trevor Lawrence's blind side. Given how well Taylor and Robinson played last year, it's easy to forget that it took them a while to hit their stride.

Back in 2020, Taylor was coming off a highly inconsistent rookie campaign while Robinson was entering a contract season and his future in Jacksonville seemed murky. Maybe the Jaguars' brass knew that they would eventually improve but offensive tackle was definitely not a strength in 2020.

With Robinson and Taylor in the fold, the Jaguars opted not to make upgrades at offensive tackle in 2020 but maybe they should have in hindsight. At No. 9, there were several offensive tackles still available despite the fact that Andrew Thomas was off the board.

The Cleveland Browns took Jedrick Willis just one pick after the Jaguars selected Henderson while the NY Jets went with Mekih Becton with the 11th overall selection. But the best of the bunch was Tristan Wirfs, who went to Tampa Bay Buccaneers at No. 13.

Even though an ankle injury forced Wirfs to miss four games in 2022, he's become a mainstay of the Bucs' offensive tackle over the last three seasons, earning a First-Team All-Pro honors designation in 2021 and making the Pro Bowl in back-to-back years. Alas, the Jaguars saw him and said, "Nah, we're good".