Even with the addition of Kirk to the passing game, The Jacksonville Jaguars need to find a true “X” at the position. Someone who can win against man/press coverage and be the top option in an offense is crucial for Lawrence.
George Pickens has the mentality, makeup, and potential to be the “X” in an offense. He didn’t produce much 2021 because he was working back from an ACL tear. Still, Pickens has the alpha mentality as a blocker, and he’s twitched up for a 6’3″, 195-pound receiver. He’s flashed the ability to get into blind spots, positions himself well to attack the catch point, and is tough to bring down after the catch.
The darling of the 2022 NFL Draft process, the Christian Watson hype has gone supersonic. Still, his size/speed combination is a hard one to mimic. Watson has the speed to create space underneath, blow by defenders deep, and erase angles after the catch when he gets gadget touches. He wouldn’t immediately be the WR1, but he has the upside to potential get there.
Jalen Tolbert is someone to watch for in the third round for the Jacksonville Jaguars. Tolbert was productive at South Alabama, and he has a smooth release and the speed to threaten deep. Tolbert adjusts well to track the football, and high points the ball with ease. He can quickly grow into a reliable target for Lawrence.
Even with the Engram signing, and Dan Arnold in house, the Jaguars could still use a TE1 in the offense. Trey McBride would be a phenomenal fit, as he has the skills to play the Y/inline role and can be productive pass catcher. His straight line speed is sufficient, and he wins as a route runner with good hands and strength at the top of routes.