The Jaguars seem prepared to forge ahead with Blake Bortles as their franchise quarterback. That’s not necessarily what we’d recommend, but we’re trying to deal with Jacksonville’s self-imposed reality here. Given Bortles’ issues with accuracy, acquiring receivers with large catch radii seems like a great idea.
Drafting the best tight end in this class could help Bortles be a much more consistent quarterback. A lot of NFL executives think that player is Noah Fant, but we prefer Tommy Sweeney by a narrow margin. What he’s been able to produce at Boston College is pretty impressive given the quarterbacks he’s been forced to play with.
Sweeney isn’t going to blow anyone away with his speed down the seam, but he’s a solid route runner with above average athleticism. He also flashes a really good pair of hands. His proven track record of turning below average throws into big plays should be appealing to the Jags.
If Jacksonville doesn’t go with a tight end, they may opt to go for a jumbo wide receiver instead. Players like David Sills and J.J. Arcega-Whiteside could be in play here as well. Same general concept as adding Sweeney, but a little tougher fit into the Jaguars’ current offensive system.