After selecting a running back in the first round the Jaguars will turn their attention towards the rest of the draft. Now that they have an offensive centerpiece they'll need to make sure that the offensive line is up to snuff in order to get the maximum value out of Fournette.
With the 35th pick in the draft (the 3rd pick of the second round) the Jaguars should focus on landing one of the talented offensive lineman still on the board. Selecting in front of the Jaguars are the Packers and Seahawks, both of which could potentially take an offensive lineman, however it seems more likely that only one of them will. Which would leave the Jaguars with their choice of Cam Robinson or Forrest Lamp, both of whom played tackle in college but project to be solid interior lineman that could kick out to tackle later in their career.
After that the Jaguars should turn their attention tight end. Jake Butt will likely still be on the board when the Jaguars select in the third round and he is exactly the type of in line tight end that Tom Coughlin is searching for. He can stay in and block, but as a receiver he truly shines. He won't create great separation usually but his size and magnet like hands make him a reliable target in the passing game both intermediate and deep down field.
If the Jaguars don't decide to go with my plan for them, they may look to add players like Malik McDowell, Carl Lawson, or Jordan Willis to sure up the defensive line and add some pass rush ability. In the third round if the Jaguars decide not to address tight end they could go the route of a cornerback as they have a severe lack of depth at the position and their starting nickel Aaron Colvin may elect to test free agency after the 2017 season. They may also elect to go offensive line in both the second and third round.
Now that the Jaguars have their crown jewel of this years draft in Leonard Fournette they could also potentially try to add more picks by making some draft day trades.
Stay tuned for more!
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