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. 1 draftee the Jaguars regret ignoring for CJ Henderson: CeeDee Lamb

If you were in need of wide receiver help in 2020, you were likely to get a pretty good one in the draft even late in the first round and early in the second. Besides Justin Jefferson and Tee Higgins, CeeDee Lamb, Jerry Jeudy, and Brandon Aiyuk were all available when the Jags were on the clock at No. 9. Heck, even Henry Ruggs III started to come through before he got involved in a car accident that took away the life of a young woman and her dog.

The point is that Jacksonville had the chance to bolster their wide receiver corps in the 2020 draft but didn't. It wasn't for a lack of trying though. They took Laviska Shenault Jr. with the 42nd overall selection but he was given the boot last year he struggled to make an impact in his sole season with the Carolina Panthers.

While the Jaguars now have one of the best wide receiver units in the league, they could have drafted Lamb, who went to the Dallas Cowboys at No. 17. The Oklahoma product came close to reaching the 1,000-yard mark in his rookie campaign and crossed it in 2021 despite the fact that Amari Cooper was WR1 in Big D's offense.

However, Dallas recognized how talented Lamb was and paved the way for him by shipping Cooper to the Cleveland Browns last year. Maybe just maybe, the Jaguars wouldn't have signed Zay Jones or Christian Kirk last season if they had drafted Lamb. Or maybe they would have and they would have had one of the best wide receiver trios in the league last season. Either way, Lamb would have been a pretty good pickup at No. 9.

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