Jacksonville Jaguars come out of 2023 NFL Draft with massive haul: 3 takeaways
2. The Jacksonville Jaguars may not have maximized the value of their picks
It doesn't matter if you have 20 picks or just three. What's important is that you get as many future contributors as possible. Granted, the more picks you have, the higher your chances of finding a difference-maker will be. And in the Jaguars case, you could make the case that they didn't make the most of the picks they had in the draft.
Credit where credit is due. They deserve credit for managing to secure Oklahoma offensive lineman Anton Harrison despite the fact that they moved back three spots. However, not all the deals the team's brass pulled off were nearly as successful. They tried to move back into Round 3 at the end of Day 2 but couldn't find a partner.
Then on Day 3, they had to make all the picks in Rounds 6 and 7 because they couldn't strike a deal. Although you can't blame other teams for not agreeing to trade, the Jaguars' brass miscalculated the market. It's possible that most of the players the organization draft go on to fill key roles and if that's the case, this class will retroactively look better than it does right now.
However, it feels like the Jaguars didn't get the most out of his draft, especially when you take into account that they allocated a few picks to positions that weren't in need of help. In particular, drafting running back Tank Bigsby in the third round and linebacker Ventrell Miller in Round 4 seemed unnecessary when you realize how stacked their respective units are.
Again, this draft could turn out to be a good one. It certainly isn't bad but it isn't great either.