The NFL is home to a few teams who appear to be perpetually inept, especially when it comes time to make a free agent move or draft new talent. For every team like the Patriots or Steelers, who are always solid at managing the cap and the draft, there is a team like the Browns or Jaguars, who just cannot seem to get out of their own way. A couple of years back, it looked as though the Jags were on the way back after being just one defensive stop away from going to the Super Bowl. That season proved to be a flash in the pan, though, as they have once again taken a big backward step. They had a ton of picks in the year’s draft, so let’s look at what they did through the 7 rounds and their odds to win the Super Bowl LV.
NFL Jacksonville Jaguars SB Odds & Analysis After Draft
The Jaguars had a pair of picks in the opening round and an opportunity to fill some glaring holes. They did just that with the 7th overall pick, taking CB C.J. Henderson out of Florida. This position was arguably their biggest need, so a good start to the draft.
They got to pick again at 20th overall and went with LB K’Lavon Chaisson out of LSU. Chaisson is equally at home in a 3-4 or a 4-3 lineup, so this appears to be a very good fit for the Jags.
The Jaguars needed the most amount of help on the defensive side of the football, which they addressed in the first round. In the 2nd round, they went out and got dome help for Gardner Minshew, or the veteran QB they might still bring in, by taking WR Laviska Shenault Jr., a player who can easily fit into any of the receiver slots.
The Jacksonville Jaguars were absolutely brutal against the run last season, so they needed to go out and get themselves a dominant DT, which they got with Davon Hamilton out of Ohio State. He is a big presence who will be tough to break through in the middle of the line.
This was the busiest round of the lot for Jacksonville, as they had 3 selections in the 4th. OL Ben Bartch started life as a TE, but bulked up and moved to tackle, where he excelled for St.John’s.It was defense again for the Jaguars with the next pick, going with a very speedy CB in Josiah Scott out of Michigan State.
For their final pick in the 4th round, the Jags went with Jacksonville native Shaquille Quarterman, a linebacker who will fill up the middle quite nicely.
A busy final day of the draft continued with a pair of picks in the 5th round, starting with S Daniel Thomas out of Auburn.
They followed that up by turning their focus back to the offense by taking WR Collin Johnson out of Texas, a player that is more likely going to be more for 2021 than for this coming season.
Once again, the Jags had a pair of selections in this round, getting things started by taking QB Jake Luton out of Oregon State. He will have a shot at competing for backup, but he will likely land on the practice squad.
Their second and final pick in the 6th round was TE Tyler Davis out of Georgia Tech.
The final pick for the Jacksonville Jaguars in what was a very active 2020 NFL Draft was CB Chris Claybrook out of Memphis.
Overall, a very solid draft year for the Jaguars, but this is still a team that needs help, which is why the bookies have them at +10000 to win the Super Bowl.