If Trevor Lawrence reaches his ceiling, nothing else will really matter. The Jacksonville Jaguars won the lottery when they snagged the first overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, putting them in a position to land one of the premier quarterback prospects in recent memory.
Lawrence is an absolute star in the making who will likely come in and make a massive immediate impact for this team. That being said, it is not difficult to see how Urban Meyer and the Jacksonville Jaguars missed the mark with some of their other picks.
Meyer and company seemed to rely heavily on high-school star rankings, seemingly not worrying about the positional value and college pedigree with their selections. The Jacksonville Jaguars were able to add multiple talented players in the 2021 NFL Draft, but they certainly could have done better with the draft capital that they had.
In real life, what’s done is done. The Jaguars will move forward with their actual 2021 NFL Draft haul and look to build a winner. However, I cannot help but think about how much better they could have done. In this post, we are going to look back a bit and try to improve the 2021 NFL Draft haul put together by the Jacksonville Jaguars with a complete seven-round re-draft.
Round 1, 1st overall
Actual pick: Trevor Lawrence, QB, Clemson
Let’s be honest, this pick was easy. Lawrence was always the guy no matter who was going to be picking No. 1 overall and the Jaguars made their intentions obvious early in the process. Make no mistake about it, Trevor Lawrence is the right guy to lead the Jacksonville Jaguars into the future. They undoubtedly got this pick right. After that, everything got more interesting.