The Jacksonville Jaguars have finally addressed the tight end position in the 2021 NFL Draft, selecting Luke Farrell with the first pick of the fifth round (No. 145 overall). Urban Meyer went back to his Ohio State roots for this pick, selecting the first Buckeye player for the Jaguars in this year’s draft.
The 6-foot-5, 251-pound tight end caught 34 passes for 380 yards (11.2 yards per catch) and four touchdowns in 43 career games played at Ohio State. In 2020, Farrell wasn’t utilized much as a receiver, catching only five passes for 37 yards and one touchdown in eight games. He was also a four-time academic all-Big Ten Conference honoree.
He is a big-bodied tight end, who is a solid blocker and a reliable pass catcher (when given the opportunity). He isn’t going to burn anybody with speed, and may not make a huge impact immediately, but can earn a role with the team in a tight ends room that needs help.
Farrell joins a tight end group that currently includes Chris Mahnertz, James O’Shaughnessy, Tyler Davis and Ben Ellefson.
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