Jaguars Draft 2022
A complete list of Jacksonville Jaguars picks in the 2022 NFL Draft can be found below.
The Jaguars go for a disruptive pass rusher, but it’s the more versatile Walker for their three-man front vs. Aidan Hutchinson. Trent Baalke and Jacksonville wanted Walker because he can be a force inside or out with some run-stopping pop, too. Although Waker has great athletic upside and a high ceiling, they did pass on some safer selections at other positions, including Hutchinson as a pure edge player.
The Jaguars gave up some of their league-high draft picks to catch this falling star in the first round, but it falls in line with their mission to upgrade their defensive front seven for new coordinator Mike Caldwell. While Walker works up front, Lloyd’s length, strength and three-down coverage skills will be a nice complement to active tackling addition Foyesade Oluokun. There’s no doubt Jacksonville traded with Tampa Bay to try to re-create a Tampa Bay-style defense with Lloyd and Oluokun playing the roles of Devin White and Lavonte Davis.
Fortner profiles as a strong all-around blocker with natural leadership and smarts. He has a good chance to start right away and snap to Trevor Lawrence, replacing retired Brandon Linder.
The Jaguars catch a talented second-round faller but it’s a bit of a curious pick behind free-agent prize Foyesade Oluokun and first-round rookie Devin Lloyd. Muma is built to play inside so he’ll back them both up with coverage and pass-rush skills built for third-down work.
(from PHI via WAS)
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