Ranking every Jacksonville Jaguars pick from the 2024 NFL Draft

• The Jaguars came out of the draft with 9 players.

• Here's a ranking of all of them based on value and need

2023 NFL Draft - Rounds 2-3
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The Jacksonville Jaguars came out of the 2024 NFL Draft with nine players. Some of the selections have gotten praise. Others raised eyebrows, but it will take at least a couple years to judge them properly

That said, some of the picks already look great based on need and value. Taking into account their potential impact in the short and long term, here's a ranking of all nine.

9. Jordan Jefferson - Jaguars DT

  • Round 4, pick 116 - LSU

This pick was a pick of a surprise. Not because Jordan Jefferson is a bad player but rather because the Jaguars had already taken fellow defensive tackle Maason Smith two rounds earlier. At 6'3" and 313 pounds, Jeffersons has a few tools to work with. His get-off and power will allow him to contribute against the run at the NFL level, but he's somewhat raw a pass-rusher.

Maybe if Jefferson ends up becoming a steady piece in the defensive line rotation, the pick will look better. However, it felt unnecessary.

8. Keilan Robinson - Jaguars RB

  • Round 5, pick 167 - Texas

The Jaguars got the 167th overall selection (and two picks next year) when they moved down six spots in the first round. That selection became running back Keilan Robinson who didn't get many offensive snaps at Texas last year but made the most of them. That said, Jacksonville chose him because of his ability to contribute on special teams.

At 5'7" and 190 pounds, Robinson could compete with D'Ernest Johnson for a roster spot. Like Johnson, he could get a couple carries each game and serve as a returner if needed. However, the Jaguars had already signed Devin Duvernay in free agency.

Of course, teams will always look for developmental prospects and players in later rounds, so it's hard to argue the decision to select Robinson, who could end up being a pleasant surprise. Still, the Jags could've gone several other routes but chose a player who may not contribute much if he makes the team in 2024.