Jaguars considering four players with No. 1 overall choice

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Nearly every mock draft has the Jaguars taking either Michigan defensive end Aidan Hutchinson or Georgia defensive end Travon Walker first overall. Jaguars General Manager Trent Baalke allowed Friday that the team is considering four players for the choice.

Baalke wouldn’t name names, obviously, but offensive tackles Evan Neal and Ikem Ekwonu could be the other two names on the team’s list of top prospects.

“It’s a work in progress,” Baalke said, via John Reid of the Florida Times-Union.

The Jaguars used the No. 1 overall choice on Trevor Lawrence in 2021, and then used a second first-rounder on running back Travis Etienne.

They used the franchise tag on left tackle Cam Robinson, which is why most mock drafts rule out one of the offensive tackles. Many are betting on Hutchinson being the choice.

Myles Garrett was the last defensive lineman to go No. 1 overall.

”Aidan is a good football player,” Baalke said. “There are other good football players in this draft. Who’s going to be the best player when it’s all said and done? Heck, if we knew, that we’d go to Vegas and make money now. I’ve looked at this that you do the work, watch the film and study the character of the guy.”

With quarterbacks rated lower than usual, it could prove to be an unusual draft.

11 responses to “Jaguars considering four players with No. 1 overall choice

  1. You should go to Vegas, you’d have better odds winning there then building a winning football team

  2. Keep seeing Gardner creeping upon mocks. Wouldn’t surprise me if he was one of the 4.

  3. I have full confidence that Trent Baalke will make the worst possible decision.

  4. Sauce Gardner. Unless you think certain positions CAN’T Be the top pick. Which is poor logic.

  5. Walker or hutch. no one else in line for 1. Apparently the de from Oregon has character issues and is dropping like a rock. Many teams are saying character counts and are tired of the me me me guys and this guy one of them.

  6. Well to keep up with their off-season plan of DRASTICALLY overpaying average players, they should probably find a 3rd or 4th round prospect to take here…

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