YOUR Jacksonville Jaguars might be the worst team in football right now. Injuries and a lack of overall talent have doomed the 2019 season. With five straight losses of 17 points or more — most recently a 45-10 drubbing at the hands of the Chargers — the Jaguars are reeling.
But as is usually the case for the Big Cats, every late-season loss leads to excitement about a higher draft pick. Over the years, the Jags have whiffed on many of these picks. But with a new GM and head coach on the way after the 2019 season, hope will likely be restored.
I'm sharing all this because there's a real possibility that the Jaguars could end up with the third overall pick in the draft. That's right, outside of Joe Burrow and Chase Young, the Jags could end up having their pick of the litter.
All the Jaguars have to do is keep losing and hope the Lions, Redskins, Cardinals, and Dolphins can pick up one or two more wins. It's certainly unlikely that all of those lousy teams are able to do so. But the chances of one or two of those clubs picking up a win or two are extremely high.
The Lions still play the Broncos and Buccaneers, both of which are winnable games.
The Redskins still play the Giants and Eagles, so they should be able to pick up at least one win moving forward.
Chances are, the Dolphins will win two more games as they face the Giants and Bengals in consecutive weeks.
With upcoming contests against the Browns, Seahawks, and Rams, the Cardinals are unlikely to win another game.
My guess is that the Jaguars will end up with the fourth or fifth pick. I don't see them beating Oakland or Indy. But a trip to Atlanta could end up being a pitfall on the Jaguars' quest for the best possible draft pick. Beating the Falcons would be a very Jaguars thing to do. Because not only would it hurt their draft pick concerning the aforementioned teams, but it would also potentially allow Atlanta to slide in front of the Jaguars on draft day.
The Jaguars need to do take care of business and lose out.
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