Jaguars 2023 NFL Draft: Reactions to Parker Washington and other Round 6 picks

Morning show producer Diana Nu  ez of WCJB20 in Gainesville, Fla. cheers as Anthony Richardson.
Morning show producer Diana Nu ez of WCJB20 in Gainesville, Fla. cheers as Anthony Richardson. / Corey Perrine/Florida Times-Union / USA

The Jaguars entered the 2023 NFL Draft with 11 picks but they managed to get a few extra after executing a series of trades. They had three ( 185, 202, and 208) in Round 6 and they allocated the first of them to Penn State wide receiver Parker Washington. An interesting tidbit is that the pick the Jags used to draft Washington is the one they got when they traded running back James Robinson to the New York Jets.

Wide receiver wasn't among the team's needs in the draft but they reach the point of the draft where they're looking for the best possible value, players with special team potential or with a chance to become starters down the road. Washington joins a loaded wide receiver corps that includes Calvin Ridley, Christian Kirk, Zay Jones and Jamal Agnew.

Speaking of Kirk, not long after the Washington pick was announced, he made sure to welcome his new teammate to Jacksonville.

Although Washington doesn't have elite speed and needs to improve his route-running skills, he can develop into a role player in the slot, where he can best utilize his balance and strength. Also, here's a clip of Washington that you didn't know you have to watch.

The Jacksonville Jaguars select Rutgers CB Christian Braswell at No. 202 in Round 6

With their second pick in Round 6, the Jaguars selected Rutgers cornerback Christian Braswell. A two-star recruit out of high school, Braswell got good speed, running the 40-yard dash in 4.47 seconds. However, he doesn't have ideal size or strength to go against taller NFL receivers.

Braswell will join a group that includes Tyson Campbell, Darious Williams, Tre Herndon, Tevaughn Campbell, Gregory Junior, and Montaric Brown. He will face an uphill battle to make the roster and might have a better chance of landing in the practice squad. In four collegiate seasons (two at Temple and two at Rutgers, the D.C. native appeared in 35 games and registered six interceptions, 23 passes defensed, and three forced fumbles.

With their last pick Round 6, the Jacksonville Jaguars draft Pitt S Erick Hallett II

The Jaguars keep adding depth to their secondary. Now their safety group gets reinforcements with Erick Hallett II. A two-year starter at Pitt, Hallett excels at diagnosing plays and is adept at stopping the run. On the other hand, he struggles in coverage and must refine his tackling technique.

Hallett projects as a special teams contributor in his rookie season that can develop into a role player down the road.

Final thoughts

The Jaguars had a pretty good Round 5 and they managed to come out of the sixth round with a handful of promising players. But given that they didn't have many open spots, some of the players they drafted might not make the 53-man roster.

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