2020 NFL Draft Team Needs: Jacksonville Jaguars (6-10)

By Dakota Follett (@dakfollett) | Published April 12, 2020

Since their AFC Championship run in 2017, the Jaguars have won just 11 games over the past two seasons combined. The roster continues to churn with no true identity and plenty of holes that need to be filled. Stockpiling as many picks as possible could prove beneficial for Jacksonville and that begins with dangling pass-rush extraordinaire Yannick Ngakoue. Be sure to download your copy of the 2020 NFL Draft Bible, featuring 600+ scouting reports.

*Italics indicate offseason addition.

QUARTERBACK: Gardner Minshew/Joshua Dobbs

Money Invested: $1.548M | Percentage of Cap: 0.8% | Need Level: MEDIUM

Overview: The legend of Gardner Minshew lives on! He showed the promise last season to be a starter in this league and it appears the Jags will move forward with him at the helm.

RUNNING BACK: Leonard Fournette | Depth: Ryquell Armstead/Devine Ozigbo/Jeremy McNichols/Brandon Watson/Taj McGowan

Money Invested: $12.175M | Percentage of Cap: 6.1% | Need Level: MEDIUM

Overview: Leonard Fournette has been their bellcow since being drafted in 2017. However, with them cleaning house and rebuilding, it doesn’t make much sense to keep his pricy salary on the books. Don’t be surprised if the Jaguars make a move to prepare for life after Fournette.

WIDE RECEIVER: DJ Chark Jr./Dede Westbrook/Chris Conley | Depth: Keelan Cole/Marqise Lee/CJ Board/Charone Peake/Michael Walker/Terry Godwin/Jayson Stanley

Money Invested: $21.714M | Percentage of Cap: 11% | Need Level: LOW

Overview: The Jaguars are young, deep and promising on the outside. Don’t think they need to add here.

TIGHT END: Tyler Eifert/James O’Shaughnessy | Depth: Josh Oliver/Charles Clifford Jones

Money Invested: $6.139M | Percentage of Cap: 3.1% | Need Level: MEDIUM/HIGH

Overview: Tyler Eifert was brought in to work with his former head coach Jay Gruden in his offense but his inability to stay healthy is alarming. Depth behind him is key.

OFFENSIVE TACKLE: Cam Robinson/Jawaan Taylor | Depth: Ryan Pope/KC McDermott/Will Richardson/Blake Hance/Donnell Greene

Money Invested: $7.374M | Percentage of Cap: 3.7% | Need Level: HIGH

Overview: The Jaguars still can’t be sure these two are the answers at the bookends. Their offensive line has been lackluster the last two years and you have to wonder when they’ll be ready to move on.

OFFENSIVE GUARD: Andrew Norwell/AJ Cann | Depth: Tyler Shatley

Money Invested: $22.321M | Percentage of Cap: 11.3% | Need Level: LOW/MEDIUM

Overview: The guard spots for the Jags look much better than their tackle spots. They could add depth but they likely already have their starters.

CENTER: Brandon Linder | Depth: Tyler Gauthier

Money Invested: $8.675M | Percentage of Cap: 4.4% | Need Level: LOW

Overview: Brandon Linder is the backbone and leader of this offensive line.

DEFENSIVE LINE: Abry Jones/Taven Bryan | Depth: Rodney Gunter/Dontavius Russell/Al Woods/Brian Price/Carl Davis

Money Invested: $15.126M | Percentage of Cap: 7.6% | Need Level: HIGH

Overview: The Jaguars will need to replace the likes of Marcell Dareus and Calais Campbell up front and those replacements are currently not on the roster.

EDGE RUSHER: Yannick Ngakoue/Josh Allen | Depth: Dawuane Smoot/Lerentee McCray/Cassius Marsh Sr./Chuck Harris

Money Invested: $24.772M | Percentage of Cap: 12.5% | Need Level: MEDIUM/HIGH

Overview: Yannick Ngakoue was franchise tagged but he appears headed for a draft day trade. If he’s dealt, it leaves a hole on the edge opposite of stud sophomore Josh Allen. 

LINEBACKER: Myles Jack/Joe Schobert/Quincy Williams | Depth: Austin Calitro/Leon Jacobs/Joe Giles-Harris/Dakota Allen

Money Invested: $24.553M | Percentage of Cap: 12.4% | Need Level: MEDIUM

Overview: The Jags have their two standout linebackers for nickel packages in Myles Jack and Joe Schobert but they’re still looking for that strong-side backer to play in their base defense.

CORNERBACK: Rashaan Melvin/Tre Herndon/DJ Hayden | Depth: Parry Nickerson

Money Invested: $10.871M | Percentage of Cap: 5.5% | Need Level: HIGH

Overview: The contract negotiations fell apart with Darqueze Dennard and the Jaguars will continue to look for other options to replace the departure tandem of Jalen Ramsey and AJ Bouye. Rashaan Melvin is a nice player but can barely be considered a starting option anymore.

SAFETY: Ronnie Harrison/Jarrod Wilson | Depth: Andrew Wingard/Doug Middleton/Josh Jones

Money Invested: $6.361M | Percentage of Cap: 3.2% | Need Level: HIGH

Overview: Ronnie Harrison looks like a solid young player but the free safety spot next to him remains wide open.

KICKER: Josh Lambo/Jonathan Brown | Money Invested: $4.735M | Percentage of Cap: 2.4% | Need Level: LOW

PUNTER: Logan Cooke | Money Invested: $0.768M | Percentage of Cap: 0.4% | Need Level: MEDIUM

LONG SNAPPER: Matthew Orzech | Money Invested: $0.675M | Percentage of Cap: 0.3% | Need Level: MEDIUM

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