3 teams who need a higher NFL Draft pick more than a playoff win

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Jacksonville Jaguars window is just opening for this franchise

The Jacksonville Jaguars began the season 2-6 but the season turned around in Doug Pederson’s first year with the team and they won the last five games to win the AFC South. The former first overall pick, Trevor Lawrence, found success in his second season in the NFL and finished with over 4,000 passing yards to go along with 25 touchdowns and eight interceptions.

The Jaguars are now set to play the Los Angeles Chargers in the Wild Card Round but this roster still has a number of concerns, particularly on the defensive side of the ball. If by chance they get past the Chargers, they likely have a road game against the Kansas City Chiefs, Buffalo Bills or Cincinnati Bengals, three teams who have been considered some of the best franchises this season.

It is unlikely that they would come away with a win in the Division Round and a win over the Chargers would cost them roughly four spots in the first round. The window is just starting to open for this franchise and a pick earlier in the first round of the 2023 NFL Draft can only help this team continue to improve in the coming years.