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3 Players the Jaguars Need to Avoid With Their First-Round Picks

David Kaestle
Jerry Jeudy could be first wide receiver selected in 2020 Draft.
Jerry Jeudy could be first wide receiver selected in 2020 Draft. / Joe Robbins/Getty Images
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The Jacksonville Jaguars have officially moved on from Nick Foles a mere one season after singing him to a monster deal. With Foles now in Chicago, it appears, at least for now, Jacksonville will be rolling with Gardner Minshew II at quarterback.

While they may think they have the QB situation figured out, there are still plenty of holes remaining on this roster, but they can't reach in the draft based on a positional need. Here are three players the Jaguars should avoid with their first-round picks.

1. Jerry Jeudy at No. 9

Jerry Jeudy is projected the be the top receiver off the board.
Jerry Jeudy is projected the be the top receiver off the board. / Wesley Hitt/Getty Images

Jerry Jeudy is considered by many to be the top wide receiver in possibly the best wide receiver draft class of all time. While some could argue the Jaguars need help at receiver, it is far from a top need. DJ Chark enjoyed a breakout season last year and looks to be on track for No. 1 receiver-type talent. Jeudy would be nice to have, but at this point he's more of a luxury than a need for Jacksonville.

2. CJ Henderson at No. 9

CJ Henderson is the second-ranked cornerback in the draft.
CJ Henderson is the second-ranked cornerback in the draft. / Don Juan Moore/Getty Images

Jefferey Okudah is the unanimous top cornerback available in the draft, but there's almost no shot he falls to the Jags here. While cornerback is a definite need for Jacksonville after trading Jalen Ramsey last season, waiting until pick No. 20 or their second-round selection to take a cornerback would provide much better value. Henderson at No. 9 would be a major reach.

3. Grant Delpit at No. 20

Grant Delpit is projected to go in the early part of the second round.
Grant Delpit is projected to go in the early part of the second round. / Don Juan Moore/Getty Images

Similar to the cornerback situation at No. 9, safety is definitely a position of need for the Jaguars, but there's a solid chance the draft's top prospect at the position, Xavier McKinney, is off the board by then. Grant Delpit is the next-best safety in the draft according to most mocks, but he's not projected to go until the early second round now. Selecting Delpit at No. 20 would be a reactionary reach after losing out on McKinney, so Jacksonville would be better suited going after an offensive tackle or edge rusher here, and wait to address safety in the second round or later. After all, Delpit may very well still be on the board when they pick at No. 42.


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David Kaestle is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, David also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username davekaestle. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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