The Jacksonville Jaguars find themselves in a captivating situation heading into the 2021 NFL Draft. After a riveting hire in Urban Meyer, the Jaguars find themselves in a position where they must build a coaching staff that is able to develop high-end talent. Specifically, at the quarterback position. Expected to have more than $70 million in cap space for 2021, this organization can build a contender in the next three to five years if everything goes as planned.
The first overall pick was the key reason Urban Meyer agreed to come out of retirement and coach a losing organization. Everyone knows that Meyer does not enjoy losing. Jacksonville won’t get this thing turned around overnight. In addition, they can thank the New York Jets for gifting them the first overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft after sitting at number two overall for most of the season.
Looking at Jaguars team needs
Quarterback is the most important need that this team has. We all have a good idea of who might be the first overall selection come April but for the sake of this article, we’ll be looking at all options available. There have been rumblings about the Jaguars may be trading the first overall pick away to gain a great haul of picks.
I simply don’t see that happening and you shouldn’t either. Jacksonville ranked 21st in the league passing yards per game with a mere 231.2 yards per game. So what should the Jaguars do with the first overall pick? Let’s take a look.