Entering the fifth round of the draft, the Jaguars had needs at wide receiver, offensive line, safety, and running back. With two picks in round five, at #157 and #165 overall, the Jaguars added Daniel Thomas and Collin Johnson, respectively.
Thomas, a 215-pound safety from Auburn, has plenty of experience against top competition. He impressed at the NFL Combine with a 4.5 40-yard dash, a 37-inch vert, and 24 bench press reps. Thomas should be able to come in as a backup at both safety spots and contribute on special teams immediately. He has the potential to cover tight ends and could eventually compete with Jarrod Wilson in the starting lineup. I believe Thomas was a slight reach, as there were safeties available that had much better coverage ability, a trait the Jaguars' safety group is lacking.
Johnson, a massive 6'6'', 220-pound receiver, was reasonably productive in college, and probably would have been drafted higher if he left school after the 2018 season. Johnson has a huge catch radius and plays a tough brand of football. I could see him having a role in the red zone, potentially as a flex tight end. With a skill set not found elsewhere in the wide receiver room, Johnson should be able to make the roster as one the last receivers on the depth chart. The Jaguars need to get better in the red zone in 2020, and Johnson's presence should help.
The Jaguars could stand to add more offensive weapons and offensive lineman with their final three picks (#189, #206, #223) in the draft.
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