No. 4 Jacksonville Jaguars pick from the 2022 NFL Draft: Montaric Brown, 7th Round, CB
Cornerback is among the Jaguars' strongest position groups. Beyond starters Darious Williams Tyson Campbell, and slot Tre Herndon, they have a handful of players who can come off the bench at any time and deliver if called upon. Montaric Brown is a clear example.
Brown, like fellow sophomore Gregory Junior, spent most of his rookie campaign refining his craft. All his work paid off. Brown was the next man up when Tyson Campbell went down with a hamstring injury in Week 5 and he did a commendable job of filling in for him. His two passes defensed against the New Orleans Saints in Week 7 stood out, the second one was key in stopping the Saints' last-minute comeback attempt.
Campbell is close to returning to the lineup, which means Montaric Brown will return to the bench. Either way, the Jaguars' brass likely feel good they found a keeper in Brown and all it took was a seventh-round selection.
No. 3 Jacksonville Jaguars pick from the 2022 NFL Draft: Luke Fortner, 3rd Round, LB
When center Brandon Linder retired last year, there were questions about how the Jaguars would replace him. All along, they had Kentucky Wildcat Luke Fortner on their site. After using their first three picks of the draft to reinforce the defense, Jacksonville took Fortner in Round 3.
Anytime you can find a Week 1 starter, you can say you drafted a good player. Fortner has made 25 consecutive starts at center and hasn't missed a single snap since last year, which is no easy feat. That said, Fortner has struggled at times and could benefit from competition next year if he doesn't show improvement.