2021 NFL Draft Grade: Jacksonville Jaguars
Round 1 Pick 1: QB Trevor Lawrence
Round 1 Pick 25: RB Travis Etienne
Round 2 Pick 33: CB Tyson Campbell
Round 2 Pick 45: OT Walker Little
Round 3 Pick 65: S Andre Cisco
Round 4 Pick 106: DT Jay Tufele
Round 4 Pick 121: DE Jordan Smith
Round 5 Pick 145: TE Luke Farrell
Round 6 Pick 209: WR Jalen Camp
Anytime you have four picks inside the top 50, you’re going to come away with a lot of the big names. Not only did Jacksonville get the biggest name out there in Trevor Lawrence, but they found a bunch of pieces to surround him with. We’ve heard enough about Lawrence all offseason that I don’t think I need to spend too much time on him; obviously it was the correct pick for the Jags to make.
The second of their first-rounders was initially a bit of a head scratcher, though. Travis Etienne is certainly a talented back, but he brings a very similar game to the Jags that they already have with James Robinson. Although, there are rumblings that Urban Meyer has already been testing Etienne out at wide receiver. If they can run him out at wide receiver, this is a much smoother fit.
The three picks on day two really solidify this draft. Tyson Campbell is a talented CB with a ton of length and the ability to make plays on the ball. He needs to improve his instincts, but with good coaching, he can become a great starter. Walker Little and Andre Cisco are the x-factors due to the fact that they’ve both missed time with injuries. If they both can come back to the form that they were in prior to their injuries, they will be centerpieces in Jacksonville.
Finally, DT Jay Tufele is another name to remember. Tufele was an explosive, aggressive defensive tackle for USC, and he brings that energy to a Jacksonville defensive line that needs it. He may only be a rotational player for a while, but his work ethic makes him a prime candidate for a starting spot in the future.
Obviously when you get a franchise quarterback, it’s a good draft. There’s a lot of potential with the rest of these picks too, though. At the very least, Etienne will be a good running back with pass catching skills, and Campbell will be a skilled cornerback to help the defense. Little, Cisco, and Tufele all have high ceilings if Jacksonville can get the players that we’ve seen on their tape.