4 options for Jacksonville Jaguars in the first round of the 2023 NFL Draft

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Another position that teams can’t have enough of is off the edge and pass rushers. The Jacksonville Jaguars have invested heavily in that position the past few seasons after selecting Josh Allen with the seventh overall pick in 2019 and then Travon Walker with the first overall pick last year.

This year, another option in the first round for the Jaguars could actually be a former teammate of Walker in Nolan Smith out of the University of Georgia. He is one of the most complete players at his position but really excels against the run and had 15 tackles for a loss the past two seasons.

However, this is not to say he can’t make an impact as a pass rusher but this is an area he can improve with only 7.5 sacks over the past two seasons.

In the end, it may be too early to add another player in the first round at the position but the value may be too great to pass up.