Urban Meyer's Jaguars will undoubtedly look to add more speed to their already impressive offensive arsenal during the 2021 NFL Draft. Due to the extreme depth of the wide receiver class and the relative scarcity at some other positions of need, the Jaguars might opt to wait until day three (Rounds 4-7)of the draft to add a wide receiver to the mix. It'd be hard to blame them after a quick glance at their depth chart that features DJ Chark, Marvin Jones, Laviska Shenault, Collin Johnson, Jamal Agnew, and Phillip Dorsett.
But with Urban Meyer's love for speed and playmaking ability, the Jaguars could very well select a receiver on the first two days of the draft and then double down on day three.
All this to say, there's a good chance that the Big Cats will add a talented receiver on the third day of the draft. And today, I'll break down a few potential day three receivers that make sense for the Jaguars.
The likes of Amon-Ra St. Brown, Tylan Wallace, Nico Collins, Amari Rodgers, and Dyami Brown will presumably be long gone by the time the fourth round of the draft rolls around.
But as I mentioned before, this receiver class has seemingly endless depth. Let's take a look at some wideouts that have a legitimate chance of being available to the Jaguars at various spots throughout day three of the draft.
Ihmir Smith-Marsette, Iowa
21 years old
Smith-Marsette didn't run as fast as I expected him to at his Pro Day, posting a 4.5 flat 40-yard dash. But his explosiveness — 37" vert and 1004 broad — helped nullify the sting of an average 40 time. He excels as a route runner, easily separating down the field, but also does well in the short to intermediate game with his YAC ability. Smith-Marsette has the potential to be an electrifying playmaker at the next level and would be a wise addition to the Jaguars' current receiver group. He's my 64th ranked prospect overall.
Cornell Powell, Clemson
23 years old
The Jaguars should and likely will keep an eye out for some of the playmakers that helped Trevor Lawrence find success in college. Powell is not the definition of a burner, having run a 4.53 at his pro day. But with his combination of size, explosiveness (leaped 36.5" and broad jumped 1008), and strength (16 bench press reps), I think he'll meet the demands of Urban Meyer from a physical standpoint. And on the field, Powell was one of Trevor Lawrence's favorite targets in 2020, especially down the stretch. He's a bit of a late bloomer, but it's hard to blame him with the receivers Clemson has produced over the past couple of years. Over his final six games at Clemson, Powell caught 39 passes for 730 yards and five touchdowns. During that span, he averaged nearly 19 yards per catch, regularly showing his ability to separate down the field thanks to his physicality, explosiveness, and route running prowess. Powell is going to be a quality pro and has already forged a connection with Trevor Lawrence. Adding him on day three would make a lot of sense. Powell is my 70th ranked prospect in this class.
Anthony Schwartz, Auburn
20 years old
Schwartz is a speed merchant. His 4.27 40-yard dash at the Auburn Pro Day was off the charts. He regularly shows that type of speed on film. He was born to be a slot receiver in a vertically attacking offense. He's not the most sure-handed receiver on the planet, but he's going to make plays and beat nickel corners, safeties, and linebackers all day. Taking a shot on him in the fourth round could pay massive dividends.
Tamorrion Terry, Florida State
23 years old
Terry has tremendous size and athletic ability. But for a disastrous 2020 season in Tallahassee, he may have been a second-round pick. Terry impressed at his Pro Day with a 4.44 40-yard dash and 15 bench press reps. During 2018-2019, Terry racked up 1,932 yards and 17 touchdowns on 95 catches. That's an average of over 20 yards per catch. He's got the potential to be one of the most dangerous deep threats in football, but he may never reach it due to a lack of focus. Urban Meyer will likely believe he and his staff can get the best out of a player with such incredible physical gifts.
Other names to consider: Cade Johnson, Demetric Felton, Jaelon Darden, Dazz Newsome, Shi Smith, Antonio Nunn, Mike Strachan, Seth Williams
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