NFL Draft 2022: Jacksonville Jaguars Draft Analysis From The College Perspective

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NFL Draft 2022: Jacksonville Jaguars Draft Analysis From The College Perspective

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NFL Draft 2022: Jacksonville Jaguars Draft Analysis From The College Perspective


2022 NFL Draft: From the college perspective, Jacksonville Jaguars draft analysis, needs, picks, best value selection, and biggest reach

NFL Draft 2022: Jacksonville Jaguars Draft Analysis

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2022 NFL Draft Analysis
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Jacksonville Jaguars Draft Picks: NFL Draft 2022

1 (1) DE Travon Walker, Georgia
1 (27) LB Devin Lloyd, Utah
3 (65) C Luke Fortner, Kentucky
3 (70) LB Chad Muma, Wyoming
5 (154) RB Snoop Conner, Ole Miss
6 (197) CB Gregory Junior, Ouachita Baptist
7 (222) CB Montaric Brown, Arkansas

Jacksonville Jaguars Draft Analysis: NFL Draft 2022

Okay, Jacksonville, you had better be right on Travon Walker. All the phenomenal tools and measurables are there, but with the first overall pick he needs to be an All-Pro talent considering the other prospects available.

– Devin Lloyd was a wonderful get late in the first round. Right pick, right time. The Jaguars need as many leaders and big-time starters are possible, and they just got one. Walker is going to be more than fine – if not amazing – and combined with Lloyd the D just got a whole lot better.

– They didn’t do anything to hep out the passing game – or the offense as a whole. This was a draft for the D, but center Luke Fortner out of Kentucky might be just be a key part coming from the first round.


Jacksonville Jaguars Best Value Pick, Biggest Reach, Late Flier: 2022 NFL Draft

Best Value Pick: 1 (27) LB Devin Lloyd, Utah

Biggest Reach: 1 (1) DE Travon Walker, Georgia

Late Flier That Might Work: 5 (154) RB Snoop Conner, Ole Miss

Jacksonville Jaguars Needs, Pre-Draft Analysis: NFL Draft 2022

As bad as the franchise has been over the last few years, the drafting hasn’t been all that bad. The depth has to improve, the pass rush has to be better, and everything about the Jacksonville Jaguars has to start doing a whole lot more. There are primetime parts, a new coaching staff, and a good outlook. Now they have to make the most out of their 12 picks.

– Having the No. 1 overall pick this year stinks. Last year the Jaguars got the right guy in the right year. Trevor Lawrence will eventually be phenomenal once he gets players around him, and it starts by getting more wide receivers. Even more than that, they need a pass rush.

– Again, about this being a bad year to have the 1, Aidan Hutchinson is fine, but there are a slow of pass good pass rushers early in a deep draft. If there’s a year to figure out how to trade down and get something out of it, this is the year. But …

So who’ll be there in the first round for Jacksonville? It’s almost certainly going to be Hutchinson, but don’t be stunned if it’s Travon Walker, though. The more interesting call is the first pick in the second round. Last year’s call of RB Travis Etienne will work now that he’s past his foot injury,

This year, if a quarterback – Matt Corral or Desmond Ridder – is still on the board, that might be where to trade down. Otherwise, that’s a prime pick for the best player available. That’s where to help load up for the offensive front.

Jacksonville Jaguars 2021 Draft Picks

1 (1) QB Trevor Lawrence, Clemson
1 (25) RB Travis Etienne, Clemson
2 (33) CB Tyson Campbell, Georgia
2 (45) OT Walker Little, Stanford
3 (65) S Andre Cisco, Syracuse
4 (106) DT Jay Tufele, USC
4 (121) DE Jordan Smith, UAB
5 (145) TE Luke Farrell, Ohio State
6 (209) WR Jalen Camp, Georgia Tech

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