NFL Draft Do-Over 2022: Jacksonville Jaguars go a different route at No. 1 year later
Jacksonville Jaguars 2022 Draft Do-Over: Round 3, pick 70 - Daniel Bellinger
The Jaguars acquired an extra third-round selection (along with tight end Dan Arnold) last year when they traded cornerback C.J. Henderson to the Carolina Panthers in 2021. They use the additional pick on linebacker Chad Muma, who was a solid pick but might have been unnecessary after drafting Devin Lloyd in Round 1.
Muma ended up starting when Lloyd struggled but the Jaguars also had Shaquille Quarterman on the roster, so it feels like they could have prioritized other needs with the pick. Even though Muma provides insurance in case Lloyd doesn't bounce back, the team's brass should have considered going with tight end Daniel Bellinger, who had 30 receptions for 268 yards with two touchdowns with the New York Giants last year.
Bellinger is a solid No. 2 tight end who could have formed a dynamic tight end tandem with Evan Engram. Drafting him would have ensured that the position wasn't a big need this year.
Jacksonville Jaguars 2022 Draft Do-Over: Round 5, pick 154 - Tariq Woolen
The Jaguars moved up several spots to land running back Snoop Conner in Round 5 but it doesn't seem they're fully pleased with the decision in retrospect. The Ole Miss product was a healthy scratch early in the 2022 season and only started to get playing time when the front office traded James Robinson to the New York Jets.
The fact that the Jags signed D'Ernest Johnson and gave JaMycal Hasty a two-year deal doesn't bode well for Conner moving forward. If the top brass had moved up a few more spots, they could have landed Tariq Woolen, who went to the Seattle Seahawks one pick before Conner and registered six interceptions last year.