Super Bowl 55 is finished. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are world champions. The NFL is gearing up for what will be a busy few months as hundreds of players will either sign with a new team or get drafted into the league.
It’s time for the Jacksonville Jaguars to go win another offseason ring.
NFL free agency is first and the Jaguars have the most cap space ($79.6 million) with one of the smallest dead cap numbers ($249,764) but it’s the 2021 NFL Draft that has us most excited — Trevor Lawrence is at the top of everyone’s board and the Jaguars are on the clock.
Here’s what the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft looks like.
2021 NFL Draft order
- Jacksonville Jaguars: 1-15 (.549 SoS)
- New York Jets: 2-14 (.594 SoS)
- Miami Dolphins via Houston Texans: 4-12 (.541 SoS)
- Atlanta Falcons: 4-12 (.551 SoS)
- Cincinnati Bengals: 4-11-1 (.529 SoS)
- Philadelphia Eagles: 4-11-1 (.537 SoS)
- Detroit Lions: 5-11 (.508 SoS)
- Carolina Panthers: 5-11 (.531 SoS)
- Denver Broncos: 5-11 (.566 SoS)
- Dallas Cowboys: 6-10 (.471 SoS)
- New York Giants: 6-10 (.502 SoS)
- San Francisco 49ers: 6-10 (.549 SoS)
- Los Angeles Chargers: 7-9 (.482 SoS)
- Minnesota Vikings: 7-9 (.504 SoS)
- New England Patriots: 7-9 (.527 SoS)
- Arizona Cardinals: 8-8 (.475 SoS)
- Las Vegas Raiders: 8-8 (.539 SoS)
- Miami Dolphins: 10-6 (.467 SoS)
- Washington Football Team: 7-9 (.459 SoS)
- Chicago Bears: 8-8 (.488 SoS)
- Indianapolis Colts: 11-5 (.443 SoS)
- Tennessee Titans: 11-5 (.475 SoS)
- New York Jets via Seattle Seahawks: 12-4 (.447 SoS)
- Pittsburgh Steelers: 12-4 (.475 SoS)
- Jacksonville Jaguars via Los Angeles Rams: 10-6 (.494 SoS)
- Cleveland Browns: 11-5 (.451 SoS)
- Baltimore Ravens: 11-5 (.494 SoS)
- New Orleans Saints: 12-4 (.459 SoS)
- Green Bay Packers: 13-3 (.428 SoS)
- Buffalo Bills: 13-3 (.512 SoS)
- Kansas City Chiefs: 14-2 (.465 SoS)
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 11-5 (.488 SoS)
After finishing the 2020 season with a franchise-worst 1-15 record, the Jaguars will be rewarded with the chance to draft franchise quarterback Trevor Lawrence. Will they pick him? (Yes.) Is there a chance they pass on him for an offensive tackle or wide receiver? (Not really.)
From a league-wide perspective, three teams will not have any selections on Day 1 — the Houston Texans, Seattle Seahawks and Los Angeles Rams all traded away their first-round picks. Conversely, the Miami Dolphins and New York Jets join the Jaguars as the three teams with multiple picks in the first round.
The future is looking bright.