Grading all 9 picks the Jaguars made in the 2024 NFL Draft

• The Jaguars came out of the 2024 draft with nine selections. Here's a grade for each one of them.
Apr 25, 2024; Detroit, MI, USA; LSU Tigers wide receiver Brian Thomas Jr. poses after being selected
Apr 25, 2024; Detroit, MI, USA; LSU Tigers wide receiver Brian Thomas Jr. poses after being selected / Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
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Keilan Robinson, RB - Round 5, pick 167

This is the extra selection the Jaguars got when they swapped pick No. 17 with the Minnesota Vikings for No. 23. While the front office had already signed return specialist Devin Duvernay in free agency, they didn't want to pass up the chance to add insurance in Keilan Robinson.

Although Robinson was listed as running back for the Longhorns, his biggest contribution came as a returner. He could have a similar role in Jacksonville. At 5'9 and 193 pounds, he doesn't have the size to have a big workload, so he'll need to crack the team as a returner.

Unless the Jags carry four running backs in the regular season, Robinson may not crack the roster. If they only go with three, he'll need to compete for a spot with D'Ernest Johnson, who can also contribute on special teams. At this point, the former Longhorn may be a coin flip to make the team.

Grade: B

Cam Little, K - Round 6, pick 212

The Jaguars have lacked stability at kicker, which is why they didn't mind using a draft pick on Arkansas' Cam Little. They let Brandon McManus walk in free agency. They tried to bring in Wil Lutz but he ended up staying with the Denver Broncos. Without many options left, the front office inked Joey Slye.

Little will compete with Slye and Riley Patterson for the kicker job. You could make the case that Patterson has the edge by virtue of having spent the 2022 season in Jacksonville. But if the Jags were sold on him, they wouldn't have brought in McManus last year or drafted Little.

Little has more leg strength than Patterson, and he's more accurate than Slye, so he should be the early favorite to seize the kicker job in 2024. If he does, the Jags may, at last, be able to check off a box.

Grade: A

Myles Cole, DE - Round 7, pick 236

With their last pick in the draft, the Jaguars took a player with plenty upside, defensive end Myles Cole. He's a raw prospect who will need to work on his technique but has the size and tools to develop into an impact contributor.

The Jaguars needed to round out their pass-rush rotations, and Cole is an intriguing piece. However, they should've targeted a more ready prospect in the early rounds. The former Texas Tech Red Raider may turn out to be a steady rotational piece but he might need a couple years to put it all together.

Cole could compete with sophomore Yasir Abdullah for a roster spot, but it's tough to envision him having significant playing time even if he does make the team.

Grade: B

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