20th Overall: Jacksonville Jaguars – Cameron Dantzler (CB – Mississippi State)
Defensive Tackle, Cornerback, Wide Receiver, Quarterback, Offensive Line, Tight End, Running Back, Linebacker
Draft picks: 9 (1st), 1 (20), 42 (2nd), 73 (3rd), 116 (4th), 118 (4th), 166 (5th), 206 (6th), 234 (7th)
After choosing to select the best player available in Javon Kinlaw at ninth overall, the Jaguars will look to address their glaring need at cornerback. Dantzler would be one of the top corners on most teams big boards if he played about 10-15 pounds heavier at Mississippi State, so he will need to show he can still move with added muscle at the NFL Combine to secure a first round draft slot. Surprisingly physical despite his long and wiry frame, Dantzler could very well be the number two press man corner in this draft class. His tape screams future number one corner, especially when you witness him holding Ja’Marr Chase, Justin Jefferson, and the LSU receiving corps in check in their 2019 matchup. He will never be Jalen Ramsey, but he possesses high level Pro Bowl upside.
The Jacksonville Jaguars traded away superstar cornerback Jalen Ramsey last season, and dumped A.J. Bouye for a mere fourth round pick. It is abundantly clear that the Jaguars need to address the future of a position that used to be their greatest strength. Dantzler will help in that regard, but expect the Jaguars to dip their toes in the free agent waters, as they look for a value third or fourth tier corner with upside. Someone like Vernon Hargreaves or Josh Norman fit the bill if they are willing to take a one or two year prove it deal.
Much like the all rookie corners, Dantzler should expect a heavy dose of targets in coverage in his rookie season. This makes him a CB2 type to target in deeper leagues, and someone to place a premium on in interception leagues. Dantzler is a potential future lockdown corner who may not see many targets coming his way as he develops, so he has lower dynasty value in tackle heavy leagues.