Looking into Jacksonville Jaguars rookie extension candidates and what they might get

• The 2021 draft class has played a huge role in the Jaguars' success the past two years. They're now eligible for extensions. Here's a projection of what they could potentially get.

Former Clemson teammates Travis Etienne and Trevor Lawrence and now Jacksonville Jaguars teammates
Former Clemson teammates Travis Etienne and Trevor Lawrence and now Jacksonville Jaguars teammates / Bob Self via Imagn Content Services, LLC
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One of the big reasons the Jacksonville Jaguars have had consecutive winning seasons in a row is their 2021 draft class. While not many good things came out of the Urban Meyer era, he at least oversaw a good draft. Granted, general manager Trent Baalke was the one calling the shots but Meyer surely had a huge say on which players the Jags selected that year, even if the full extent of his influence is uncertain.

Going back to the 2021 class, Jacksonville hit several home runs even if you leave Trevor Lawrence aside. Travis Etienne, Tyson Campell, and Andre Cisco all have gone on to take on starting roles. On the other hand, Walker Little has fared well when called upon and Luke Farrell has been dependable. Now, the Jaguars will have to make a decision on all of them.

Having entered the NFL in 2021, all the aforementioned players are eligible for an extension. Some of them could get a new deal as soon as this offseason while others may need to wait a bit to sign a contract, so what should they expect? Here's a look at what these extension candidates could get.

6. Tight end Luke Farrell, 5th-round pick, 145th overall

The Jaguars have a stacked tight end room. Besides Evan Engam, who's posted career numbers in back-to-back seasons, they just used a second-round pick on Brenton Strange last year. On top of that, they had a dependable contributor in Luke Farell.

Last year, Farrell played a career-high 35 percent of the offensive snaps. While he's not a pass-catching threat (he's caught 24 receptions for 251 yards in the last three seasons), he's carved a niche as a pass-blocking specialist in Jacksonville.

Ideally, Farrell will be TE3 for the Jaguars in 2024. Strange struggled to get on the field last season but the coaching staff will surely try to give him more playing time. That said, Farrell should still get his fair share of snaps. Either way, the Ohio State product will try to boost his stock in a contract year. He won't probably get a new deal in 2024 but if he does, it could be similar to the one former Jaguar Chris Manhertz signed with the Denver Broncos last offseason.

Projection: 2-years, $3.5 M in 2025 free agency