Continuing the rebuild of the Jacksonville Jaguars with a four-round 2021 NFL mock draft.
The Jacksonville Jaguars are in the middle of a rebuild and could be looking at a much different organization at this time next year. General manager Dave Caldwell and head coach Doug Marrone have both seemed to have bought into this rebuild, but their jobs could easily be on the line in 2020. By the time the 2021 NFL Draft rolls around, the Jaguars could be under completely different leadership.
In the middle of a complete rebuild, we should not be expecting too much out of the Jags in 2020. Marrone will be coaching for his job, but it is not like he is working with a well-stocked roster. Jacksonville has obvious holes on both sides of the ball and will need significant improvement out of second-year quarterback Gardner Minshew in order to be anything more than a bottom-dwelling team.
Minshew showed some promised as a sixth-round rookie last season. He had a knack for escaping pressure and showed natural playmaking ability with the ball in his hands in relief of the injured Nick Foles. With Foles gone, the Jacksonville Jaguars are turning the franchise over to Minshew and letting him lead the franchise in 2020.
If Minshew comes out and proves himself as a full-time starter in 2020, they can move forward and build a roster around him. However, if he struggles, they can easily move on and look for his replacement. Minshew has the starting job for the 2020 season, but his leash is short. With a bad year, the Jaguars will not hesitate to cut bait and find a new starting quarterback. Perhaps, a new general manager and head coach to go with him.
The Jags hold the first overall pick in this mock draft, so we can assume that Minshew leading the Jags in 2020 did not go great. Will the Jacksonville Jaguars find the right franchise quarterback to lead them into the future? If so, who can they bring in to give him the best opportunity for success? Find out in this way-too-early four-round 2021 NFL mock draft.
Note: This mock draft was completed using The Draft Network’s Mock Draft Machine.