The Jacksonville Jaguars are in the somewhat rare position that they can truly pick the best player available and aside from quarterback, it will represent a team need. We're looking at the history of each of their numbered selections and what the team might be looking for.
Round Three- 67th Overall
Last five picks:Billy Turner, Bennie Logan, Ronnie Hillman, Nate Irving and Myron Lewis.
There’s no surprise that when you move down from round to round, the success of the picks looks worse. In the last five drafts, only Nate Irving looks like a legitimately decent pick at No. 67. Sure, there are third round picks that become great, but the evidence tells us that you’re very lucky if you can find a starter there.
The Jaguars can look to find depth at the top of the third round, but with needs all over the field, don’t be surprised if the team were to explore a trade-up if a player they target as a starter slips in Round 2.
Staying at the 67th overall pick, some players who could fit for the Jags are Miami ILB Denzel Perryman, Ole Miss FS Cody Prewitt, Florida State DE Mario Edwards and Washington OLB Hau’oli Kikaha.
One of the few advantages of having a mostly barren roster is that there’s a better chance of finding actual starters in the later rounds, which give younger guys more reps to develop that they might not get if they’re drafted by a better team. The Jaguars have a patient owner which allows the football people to make football decisions. Still, those football decisions need to start translating to victories sooner rather than later.
What Will The Jags Get In Round Three?
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