Jaguars NFL Draft Picks, First Round Betting Odds & Team Needs
Aubrey Lao/Getty Images. Pictured: Trevor Lawrence
- The 2021 NFL Draft begins Thursday, April 29 at 7 p.m. ET, and the Jacksonville Jaguars hold the 1st and 25th overall picks in the First Round.
- Below, you’ll find a full breakdown of the Jaguars’ 2021 NFL Draft picks, first round betting odds, plus analysis for Jacksonville’s team needs by position.
Jaguars Draft Picks
Jaguars Draft Odds
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Jaguars Draft Needs
- QB: Quarterback has been a long standing pain point for the Jaguars, who looked to Gardner Minshew II, Mike Glennon and Jake Luton for answers last season. They are poised to address this roster void by drafting Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence with the No. 1 overall pick.
- OL: Jacksonville ranked 25th in the NFL in sacks allowed per game (2.8) last year. They would be wise to use one of their early picks on a player who can provide protection for Lawrence.
- CB/S: The Jaguars allowed the sixth-most passing yards per game (264.4). They signed free agent cornerback Shaquill Griffin and may look to add secondary depth in this year’s draft.
- DL: The defensive line allowed the third-most rushing yards per game (153.3) behind only the Cowboys’ and Texans’ permeable units.
- TE: Jacksonville utilized four underwhelming tight ends last season: Tyler Eifert, James O’Shaughnessy, Eric Saubert and Ben Ellefson. Eifert was the best of the bunch and ranked 29th in receiving yards at the position. He is a free agent, however, and isn’t a long-term solution at the position.
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- QB: Presumptive No. 1 overall pick Lawrence will become Urban Meyer’s franchise quarterback.
- TE: Chris Manhertz, James O’Shaughnessy, Saubert, Ellefson and Tyler Davis populate the depth chart for a Jags team that finished last season 26th in receiving yards by tight ends (637).
- OT: Projected starters Cam Robinson and Jawaan Taylor finished 67th and 79th, respectively, among 89 qualified tackles in PFF’s grades last season.
- CB: There are questions behind free-agent signing Griffin. Last year’s first-rounder C.J. Henderson will start but graded out 80th of 136 qualifiers at the position and needs to make a second-year leap. Behind him, Tre Herndon and Chris Claybrooks each graded out in the bottom-third at the position while Sidney Jones surrendered 392 yards and three touchdowns on just 180 snaps in coverage.