Round 4, Pick 121: Byron Young, DL, Alabama
Dominating in the trenches has to be a group effort. For the Jacksonville Jaguars, that was partly what got them rolling down the stretch. After adding a true outside rusher in McDonald early, it’s back to the defensive line here in the fourth round. Byron Young has fallen off the radar a little bit, but he has three down ability to play anywhere from the three technique to 4i and maybe even some five technique if necessary. He has the powerful hands and rush moves to get to quarterbacks and can quickly disengage from blocks against the run.
Round 4, Pick 127: Puka Nacua, WR, BYU
Lawrence had great success at Clemson by throwing the ball down the field and letting his big-bodied receivers go win. He’s definitely adjusted his approach in the NFL, which is a great thing. But, the receiver room is a bit smaller at the moment, and getting a bigger guy to win would be beneficial. Puka Nacua has an intriguing skill set, from the field vision and short area burst to excel after the catch and the ability to win vertically and in the air. His body control at the catch point gives him an advantage in contested spots and gives the Jaguars another role in the receiver room.
Round 6, Pick 185: Warren McClendon, OT, Georgia
The departure of Taylor likely means that Cam Robinson and Walker Little will man the tackle spots. However, making sure there’s depth at an important position at tackle must occur in the 2023 NFL Draft for the Jacksonville Jaguars. Here, they get a seasoned starter in the SEC in Warren McClendon, who has experience playing both left and right tackle.