‘Tis the season. With the 2019 approved division about center over, apish drafts are allurement to access up as added teams and fan bases apprehend that there is consistently abutting year.
Pro Football Focus has appear one of these apish drafts afterward the Jacksonville Jaguars trading Jalen Ramsey to the Los Angeles Rams. Thanks to the blockbuster trade, the Jaguars accept added first-round picks in the 2020 and 2021 NFL Draft, and PFF’s best contempo apish reflects how huge those assets can be in agreement of bringing added playmakers to Jacksonville.
Here are who PFF has the Jaguars selecting in the 2020 first-round:
Pick #6: Wide receiver Jerry Jeudy, Alabama
“The Jags would accept to be active to the belvedere if Jeudy is still on the lath at this point. He’s as appropriate a WR anticipation as we’ve apparent back we started allocation in 2014. Jeudy has burst 27 tackles on 110 catches over the accomplished year and a half.”
Jeudy has been a activating ambit blackmail for the Crimson Course the aftermost two seasons, arch the best accepting accumulation in academy football. So far this division he has 49 receptions for 538 yards and six touchdowns. In 2018 he bent 68 passes for 1,315 yards and 14 touchdowns, shredding defenses with his top-tier athleticism.
Jeudy would break the Jaguars’ botheration of accepting alone one accurate ambit blackmail in DJ Chark. As the Week 6 accident to the New Orleans Saints showed, the Jaguars do not accept anyone who can put accent on a aegis back Chark is taken out of a game. With Jeudy, this would no best be the case.
Pick #16 (via Rams): Linebacker Isaiah Simmons, Clemson
“With their anew minted first-round pick, the Jags get the arresting Megatron. Agnate to Myles Jack advancing out, Simmons toes the band amid assurance and linebacker. Also agnate to Jack, Simmons is abuse good. If Telvin Smith were to return, Simmons could alike about-face to assurance full-time, as he’s taken 82 snaps as a abysmal assurance already this year.”
Simmons has been an complete monster for Clemson’s best band this season. A amateur who bodies already had aerial expectations of advancing in, Simmons has angry active with his speed, versatility and agitated appearance of play.
Through six games, Simmons has 51 tackles, eight tackles for loss, four sacks and two affected fumbles. He is artlessly a playmaker behindhand if he is at linebacker or safety. For a Jaguars aegis that has struggled to actualize game-changing plays, Simmons could be aloof the amateur to about-face the tide.
What do you anticipate of the apish draft? Should the Jaguars go abroad with their two first-round picks?
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