Sports Obsessive’s continuing coverage of the 2021 NFL Draft continues with Mike looking at the much talked about Jacksonville Jaguars draft. Lets break it down, pick by pick and then, as always, let us know what you think in the comments.
Round 1, Pick 1: Trevor Lawrence, QB, Clemson
Here’s a no-brainer pick. Trevor Lawrence is going to be a very, very good NFL quarterback. I’m excited for the city of Jacksonville. My favorite thing about Trevor Lawrence is the big arm. He will have no problem pushing the ball down the field accurately. Now let’s see how they build around him.
Round 1, Pick 25: Travis Etienne, RB, Clemson
Well how can you not like this pick pairing Lawrence and Etienne for the foreseeable future? Etienne is an exciting player to watch— elusive, good vision and a great receiver. We’ll have to wait and see how much time he splits with James Robinson.
Round 2, Pick 33: Tyson Campbell, CB, Georgia
Campbell was a three year starter at Georgia. He’s a long, tall athletic corner. My only knock on him is his lack of ball skills, with only one interception in his college career. He’ll have to learn to get his head around and be in position to make plays on the ball if he wants to make a leap at the next level.
Round 2, Pick 45: Walker Little, OT, Stanford
I am not a fan of this pick. With only one year of tape and not having played for two seasons, Little is a huge question mark. He possesses great size and length and looks like an NFL tackle, I just haven’t seen enough to give him a second round nod. Maybe the Jags know something I don’t but I can’t grade on that assumption.
Round 3, Pick 65: Andre Cisco, S, Syracuse
I expect Cisco to push for playing time immediately. He was a DB I was really high on coming into the draft and Todd Wash’s defense seems like a great fit for him. He’s a ball hawk and it will be hard to keep him off the field for long.
Round 4, Pick 106: Jay Tufele, DT, USC
Tufele seems like an incredibly average prospect, but with NFL size and athleticism, he has the tools to succeed. He was dominant against Pac 12 competition. All in all, I see a guy who needs to improve technique. He does a lot well, but nothing great that jumps out at me. For the Jags, this is great value outside the Top 100 picks.
Round 4, Pick 121: Jordan Smith, LB, UAB
A big, long, speedy athletic 3-4 outside linebacker, Smith is kind of a raw prospect with a shaky past, but he overcame the adversity and really showed out the past two seasons at UAB. The Jacksonville Jaguars needed some extra juice getting after quarterbacks. My guess is he will be a great situational pass rusher early on.
Round 5, Pick 145: Luke Farrell, TE, Ohio State
I don’t know about this pick; it seems like a pretty big reach to me. I feel like you could have picked him up in the next round easily. A very capable blocker, but not much of a receiving threat. He was the second best tight end at Ohio State behind Jeremy Ruckert. Seems like a depth piece at best.
Round 6, Pick 209: Jalen Camp, WR, Georgia Tech
A pretty big receiver at 6’2” and 220 pounds. He has a very athletic profile and strong hands. He had very low production and averaged only 4.9 yards per reception. After watching a little tape, I see a guy who has trouble separating in his routes. That’s not going to get easier in the NFL, but he’s a nice upside pick based on athleticism alone.
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