With the 2023 NFL Draft now complete, we look at the team from northeastern Florida and identify the Jacksonville Jaguars’ draft picks, picking out their top picks and showcasing the help they will bring to the team.

Last Updated: 12/05/23 at 9:00 am

The Jacksonville Jaguars had a very up-and-down season last year but ultimately ended on a high with a positive record in the regular season and a Divisional Round appearance in the playoffs.

With Trevor Lawrence pinned as their franchise star and a host of other great talents including Evan Engram and Josh Allen (not the Buffalo Bills’ QB, the linebacker), the Jags are potentially a few pieces away from becoming a Super Bowl contender.

That’s where the NFL Draft comes in, and they chose well to improve the overall depth of their squad.

Join us as we take a look at the Jacksonville Jaguars' draft picks from the 2023 NFL Draft, diving into their best picks and how they will help the team going forward.

Jacksonville Jaguars draft picks

The Jaguars’ ultimate goal in the draft was to add depth to their team, specifically in certain positions that included cornerback, offensive and defensive tackle, guard, and running back.

They had 13 total selections for the draft, with their highest being the 27th pick in the first round. They did originally have a higher pick, but they traded twice in the first round to move down - not usually a wise move, but they still ended up getting something they needed.

They also had a couple of other picks that they also traded away, one of which was the fifth-round selection that they traded to the Atlanta Falcons in exchange for All-Pro wide receiver Calvin Ridley.

Who did the Jacksonville Jaguars pick in the draft?

Here is the full list of the Jacksonville Jaguars draft picks from the 2023 NFL Draft:

  • Round 1, Pick 27: Anton Harrison, Offensive Tackle, Oklahoma
  • Round 2, Pick 61: Brenton Strange, Tight End, Penn State
  • Round 3, Pick 88: Tank Bigsby, Running Back, Auburn
  • Round 4, Pick 121: Ventrell Miller, Linebacker, Florida
  • Round 4, Pick 130: Tyler Lacy, EDGE, Oklahoma State
  • Round 5, Pick 136: Yasir Abdullah, EDGE, Louisville
  • Round 5, Pick 160: Antonio Johnson, Cornerback, Texas A&M
  • Round 6, Pick 185: Parker Washington, Wide Receiver, Penn State
  • Round 6, Pick 202: Christian Braswell, Cornerback, Rutgers
  • Round 6, Pick 208: Erick Hallett II, Safety, Pittsburgh
  • Round 7, Pick 226: Cooper Hodges, Offensive Tackle, Appalachian State
  • Round 7, Pick 227: Raymond Vohasek, Defensive Tackle, North Carolina
  • Round 7, Pick 240: Derek Parish, EDGE, Houston

Analysing the Jacksonville Jaguars’ top 3 draft picks

Now we’ve listed all their picks from the draft, we’ve picked out the players that should play a key role for Jacksonville in the upcoming season and hopefully for the future.

While there were 13 players to pick from, two really stood out as potential uses immediately for this season.

Anton Harrison | Offensive Tackle | 1st Round, 27th Pick

The Jaguars will be without starting left tackle Cam Robinson as he will be suspended for a number of games during the 2023 season. That is kind of where Anton Harrison will come in.

He played all but one game of his college career at left tackle, but with Walker Little likely to fill that spot, Harrison could move over to right tackle. He is said to be versatile enough to accommodate this move, so he should have some game time right away.

This was also a pick mainly for the future - with Robinson’s contract ending at the end of the 2023 season and the player holding a lot of cap space, the team would save a lot by releasing him, freeing them up to offer star quarterback Trevor Lawrence a bumper extension while looking to Harrison to fill the void.

That plan will likely be dependent on Harrison proving he is capable of doing the job, but the belief is there within the team that he will be more than capable of handling the challenge.

Brenton Strange | Tight End | 2nd Round, 61st Pick

Brenton Strange isn’t going to be starting. That is a fact, as the team’s starting TE Evan Engram set career highs last season. Should he and the team work out a new contract, he will not be moving from his first-string spot.

But what Strange does offer the team is more options. The Jags already have two other tight ends on the team, but what Strange has to offer is something more, potentially better than the other two.

Strange was used all over the place at Penn State, and the expectation is the Jags will do the same, which will give the team the opportunity to have two pass-catching tight ends on the field at any one time.

That is a huge advantage for Lawrence their QB, as with more options to choose from down the field, the more chances the team has of getting touchdowns.

There is also the potential that he could be the successor to Engram, should he not work out a new deal with the Jags. His contract will run out at the end of the season, so Strange could be looking at becoming the starting TE by as soon as 2024.

How to see the Jacksonville Jaguars live in London

The Jacksonville Jaguars will once again be coming over to the UK as part of the NFL International Series, taking part in their London Games with the Jags hosting their fixture at their second home of Wembley Stadium.

They will be playing the Atlanta Falcons on the 1st October in the first London Game this year.

But as well as being host to the first game, for the first time in NFL International Games history, the Jags will be playing a back-to-back in London, being the opposition for the Buffalo Bills a week later on 8th October at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

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