Best pick: Ronnie Harrison (S, Alabama)
Questionable pick: Will Richardson (OT, NC State)
Sleeper pick: DJ Chark (WR, LSU)
The Jaguars added to an already-monstrous defensive line with the selection of in-state product Taven Bryan in the first round, something that opposing quarterbacks are likely already having nightmares about. Bryan has enormous upside but needs to prove his flashes on tape can become more consistent at the next level.
The slide of Alabama safety Ronnie Harrison (reportedly due to character concerns) was one of the more surprising developments of Day 2, as some felt he was worthy of being selected in the first round. Harrison loves punishing anybody who comes into the middle of the field with bone-rattling hits and is a Kam Chancellor type of tone-setter in the secondary. With A.J. Bouye and Jalen Ramsey already in the fold, the Jags’ addition of Harrison adds a new layer of swagger to the Sacksonville defense.
Wide receiver DJ Chark is a bit of a one-trick pony, but his ability to take the top off of opposing defenses could open things up underneath for the Jacksonville offense. After the departures of Allen Robinson and Allen Hurns in free agency, the Jaguars needed to find an answer at wide receiver in a pretty thin class. If Chark is able to develop as a route runner and learn to be more successful against press coverage, he could become a valuable weapon on the outside and in the return game.