The Jacksonville Jaguars need help all over their roster. The defense is hitting franchise lows in terms of rushing yards allowed per game, the offense can barely score more than one touchdown a week, and our pets heads are falling off!
But Trevor Sikkema of The Draft Network has an idea — two wide receivers in the first round next spring!
No. 6: WR Jerry Jeudy, Alabama
The Jacksonville Jaguars have had some dysfunction within their walls for some time. You don’t fall from grace as hard as they did following their 2017 playoff run without a truly terrible decision-maker somewhere in the building.
That was Tom Coughlin — keyword: was.
Coughlin is out as vice president of football operations, and because he was so clearly to blame, head coach Doug Marrone and general manager Dave Caldwell might stick around.
Jacksonville needs a go-to playmaker, and there aren’t many in this class who do it better than Jerry Jeudy. He can be a quick-hit player early on as the offense (and whoever is quarterback) gets settled in, and can then transition into a deep downfield player as the offense hits its groove.
I’m splitting hairs when I say I’d rather have Ceedee Lamb than Jerry Jeudy because both are exceedingly talented. Jeudy can win in the short or long game and he would take some much needed pressure off DJ Chark who would be a slam dunk for the Pro Bowl in most other NFL offenses.
No. 20: WR Jalen Reagor, TCU
THAT’S RIGHT, DOUBLE OFFENSIVE WEAPONS FOR THE JAGS.
After already selecting Jeudy at the top of the draft, instead of going for the WR-CB combo you’re used to, I’m playing with the idea of giving the Jags two of the top playmakers in this wide receiver class. Jeudy and Jalen Reagor with D.J. Chark and Dede Westbrook? Get the ball into anyone’s hands and watch them work.
Well... this is certainly something.
The defense has shown a bend-but-don’t-break tendency for the most part of this season but I’d say we’re pretty even on who has been to blame for losses when it comes to the offense vs. defense. Overloading the receiving corps over grabbing an interior defensive lineman just doesn’t seem wise.
What do you think? How would you feel about spending our two first round picks on playmaking wide receivers and waiting until at least Round 2 for some help on defense? Let us know in the comments below!