There are more than a handful of players still on the board that many believed would be selected in round one. That's good news for Tom Coughlin and company. The Jaguars currently hold the sixth pick in the second round and are guaranteed to have some talent fall to them on Friday night.
Let's take a look at five players that should be in play for the Jaguars in the second round.
1. Jawaan Taylor
Taylor slid all the way out of the first round on Thursday, thanks in large part to a knee that has been flagged by NFL medical staffs. It's unclear how bad the knee is, but the Jaguars have taken a player in a similar situation before. In 2016 Myles Jack was thought of as a top ten talent, but similarly to Jawaan Taylor, Jack had a knee issue that some teams flagged. The Jaguars used that to their advantage and landed Myles Jack in round two after trading up. Could the Jaguars do the same thing in 2019? Taylor is a big, athletic right tackle that would likely find a place in the starting lineup from the get-go, whether that be at right tackle or right guard.
2. Irv Smith Jr.
At just six-foot-two, Smith doesn't have the prototypical height for a blue-chip tight end, but he has a unique skill set at the position. He's a smooth receiver and an excellent blocker, so he would provide the balance the Jaguars so desperately need at the tight end position. He would help in the run game and be a safety valve for Nick Foles from the day one.
3. Dalton Risner
Risner is a mauler. He plays with an edge on the right side of the offensive line. He most recently played right tackle at Kansas State but has the skill set to move inside if necessary. The Jaguars need to make sure that offensive line injuries don't dismantle their season again in 2019. Adding a talented player with a mean streak like Risner would give them more talent and depth.
4. Greedy Williams
The Jaguars don't have a glaring need at CB, but they may want to move on from AJ Bouye and his big contract after 2020 as they look to sign Jalen Ramsey to a long term deal. Adding a shutdown man corner would give the Jaguars insurance on the outside in 2019 and a potential Pro Bowl caliber player in the long term. Williams wasn't a consistent tackler at LSU, but he may have been making business decisions in college.
5. Kelvin Harmon
The Jaguars don't have a receiver on their roster that projects to be a true x-receiver. Adding Harmon would give them just that. He has a similar skill set to former Jaguar Allen Robinson but has more functional strength and polish than Robinson did coming out of Penn State. Harmon is a savvy route runner that consistently wins in 50-50 situations. He's also got a mean streak as a blocker, a trait that won't be lost on the Jaguars.
Would you be happy to see one of these players land in Jacksonville Friday night? Let us know in the comments below.
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