2023 NFL Draft: Handing out grades for the AFC South – Jacksonville Jaguars
Here is the 2023 NFL Draft class for the Jacksonville Jaguars:
Round 1, Pick 27 – Anton Harrison, OT, Oklahoma
Round 2, Pick 61 – Brenton Strange, TE, Penn State
Round 3, Pick 88 – Tank Bigsby, RB, Auburn
Round 4, Pick 121 – Ventrell Miller, LB, Florida
Round 4, Pick 130 – Tyler Lacy, EDGE, Oklahoma State
Round 5, Pick 136 – Yasir Abdullah, EDGE, Louisville
Round 5, Pick 160 – Antonio Johnson, CB, Texas A&M
Round 6, Pick 185 – Parker Washington, WR, Penn State
Round 6, Pick 202 – Christian Braswell, CB, Rutgers
Round 6, Pick 208 – Erick Hallett II, S, Pittsburgh
Round 7, Pick 226 – Cooper Hodges, OT, Appalachian State
Round 7, Pick 227 – Raymond Vohasek, DT, North Carolina
Round 7, Pick 240 – Derek Parish, EDGE, Houston
With 10 picks during day three and only three picks during the first two days, the Jaguars’ class isn’t going to have big prospect names, but the Anton Harrison selection was a nice move for them. Left tackle Cam Robinson has been suspended for a chunk of the 2023 season, so Harrison figures to slide in and start for Robinson.
Strange and Bigsby are nice complimentary picks for the team and it’s clear that the Jaguars wanted to prioritize the defensive side of the ball, taking three EDGE rushers and three defensive backs.
Their offense is likely going to take another step forward in 2023, and if their defense can follow, this is going to be a very good team.