A look At What The Jaguars Might Do In The NFL Draft

Apr 22, 2019

The Jacksonville Jaguars will be tweaking their team roster for the upcoming season as the NFL Draft gets underway later this week.

The Jaguars hold the number seven pick in the first round.

WJCT Sports Analyst Cole Pepper thinks the team will focus on a few positions, which he identified  Monday on First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross.

“We have to start with what the Jaguars need - where their biggest areas of need are. And I would say those are, in no particular order; wide receiver, tight end and right tackle.”

Pepper said University of Florida right tackle Jawaan Taylor is considered one likely pick.  As for picking-up a new quarterback, Pepper said: maybe.

“A lot of folks looking at quarterbacks each and every year. I think it’s possible the Jaguars draft a quarterback… but not in the first round. After signing Nick Foles, they’re not going to draft a quarterback, maybe not even in the second or third round. But I can see a quarterback being picked at some point throughout the course of the draft Thursday, Friday, Saturday,” said Pepper.

The NFL Draft gets underway Thursday in Nashville. Here in Jacksonville fans are invited to Daily’s Place Thursday evening to watch the draft. The gates open at 6:30 p.m.

Fans that wish to attend can register on this Jaguars webpage.

Contact reporter Cyd Hoskinson at choskinson@wjct.org, 904-358-6351 and on Twitter at @cydwjctnews.