2023 NFL Draft Recap: Jacksonville Jaguars
The 2023 NFL Draft has concluded after months of scrutiny about these prospects, potential landing spots, team and scheme fits, and so on. Now we get to start the entire process all over again now that we have team landing spots for these college prospects with their new NFL teams.
Today, we tackle the Jacksonville Jaguars and how they fared in the 2023 NFL Draft.
Jacksonville's 2023 NFL Draft Selections:
- Round 1, Pick 27 - Anton Harrison, OL, Oklahoma
- Round 2, Pick 61 - Brenton Strange, TE, Penn State
- Round 3, Pick 88 - Tank Bigsby, RB, Auburn
- Round 4, Pick 121 - Ventrell Miller, LB, Florida
- Round 4, Pick 130 - Tyler Lacy, DE, Oklahoma State
- Round 5, Pick 136 - Yasir Abdullah, LB, Louisville
- Round 5, Pick 160 - Antonio Johnson, DB, Texas A&M
- Round 6, Pick 185 - Parker Washington, WR, Penn State
- Round 6, Pick 202 - Christian Braswell, DB, Rutgers
- Round 6, Pick 208 - Erick Hallett, DB, Pittsburgh
- Round 7, Pick 226 - Cooper Hodges, OL, Appalachian State
- Round 7, Pick 227 - Raymond Vohasek, DT, North Carolina
- Round 7, Pick 240 - Derek Parish, DL, Houston
The 2023 Fantasy Football Impact
Anton Harrison, OL, Oklahoma: Drafting an offensive lineman in the first round won't wow any fantasy owners, but it does bode well for the players already on the roster, mainly Travis Etienne and Trevor Lawrence. Anton Harrison is currently listed as the backup to LT Cam Robinson, who is likely to be suspended to start the season, so it will be interesting to see Harrison's impact throughout the whole season.
Brenton Strange, TE, Penn State: After picking up the franchise tag on Evan Engram, Brenton Strange is an interesting second-round pick, as he will likely be the backup throughout the 2023 season, meaning his redraft value is low. However, Engram might be resigned next year, meaning Strange could become an intriguing option at a weak position for dynasty owners to take a chance on. Before his value potentially skyrockets next year, it may be worth drafting and stashing Strange this year.
Tank Bigsby, RB, Auburn: Any running back that gets drafted is worth monitoring given the volatility of the position, and Bigsby is no different. He is currently listed as second on the depth chart behind Travis Etienne, the team's first-round pick last year. After a solid season, it's unlikely Bigsby overtakes Etienne on the depth chart naturally, but Etienne does have a history of injuries, meaning he could become fantasy relevant in redraft. In dynasty, it likely depends on how much you believe in his talent, as Etienne is the long-term starter, but Bigsby may be worth a late flyer to see what happens in 2023. Getting drafted to the Jags isn't the worst RB situation for Bigsby, but it definitely wasn't the best either.
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