Jacksonville Jaguars Must Land One Of These 5 Guys In First Round Of 2016 NFL Draft

By Bryan Zarpentine

The Jacksonville Jaguars have shown some signs of turning the franchise around to the point where they are at last in the playoff hunt. But the Jaguars are still a few impact players away from contending in the AFC South, making it imperative that they select the right player with their first-round pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. Here are five players Jacksonville should be targeting with that pick.

Jacksonville Jaguars Must Land One Of These 5 Guys In First Round Of 2016 NFL Draft
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5. Laremy Tunsil, OT, Ole Miss

Laremy Tunsil, OT, Ole Miss Credit: Getty Images
Tunsil isn't exactly a fit for Jacksonville's needs, but if he's still available when the Jaguars select at No. 5 overall, they have to consider him. He's a great talent at left tackle, and it's possible the Jaguars could move Luke Joeckel to right tackle and give themselves a real formidable offensive line.

5. Laremy Tunsil, OT, Ole Miss

Tunsil isn't exactly a fit for Jacksonville's needs, but if he's still available when the Jaguars select at No. 5 overall, they have to consider him. He's a great talent at left tackle, and it's possible the Jaguars could move Luke Joeckel to right tackle and give themselves a real formidable offensive line.

4. Joey Bosa, DE, Ohio State

Joey Bosa, DE, Ohio State Credit: Greg Bartram - USATODAY Sports
The Jaguars used last year's first-round pick on a pass rusher in Dante Fowler, and it wouldn't hurt to double up at that position by taking Bosa. It may not be ideal for the Jacksonville to focus on defensive end, especially if they think Fowler is going to come back healthy this year, but there's nothing wrong with adding more talent there.

4. Joey Bosa, DE, Ohio State

The Jaguars used last year's first-round pick on a pass rusher in Dante Fowler, and it wouldn't hurt to double up at that position by taking Bosa. It may not be ideal for the Jacksonville to focus on defensive end, especially if they think Fowler is going to come back healthy this year, but there's nothing wrong with adding more talent there.

3. Jalen Ramsey, DB, Florida State

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The secondary has been a problem for the Jaguars, and while they've taken steps to address it, drafting Ramsey would help. If he's somehow available when the Jaguars pick at No. 5 overall, it'll be awfully tempting to take Ramsey and see if he can be the difference maker the Jacksonville secondary needs.

3. Jalen Ramsey, DB, Florida State

The secondary has been a problem for the Jaguars, and while they've taken steps to address it, drafting Ramsey would help. If he's somehow available when the Jaguars pick at No. 5 overall, it'll be awfully tempting to take Ramsey and see if he can be the difference maker the Jacksonville secondary needs.

2. Vernon Hargreaves, CB, Florida

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If the Jaguars wanted to trade down a few spots, a player like Hargreaves could still be available to them. Hargreaves is the consensus pick as the top cornerback available, and a shutdown corner is just what the Jacksonville secondary needs. Taking him at No. 5 overall is a bit of a stretch, but if the Jaguars end up with Hargreaves, one way or another it won't be a bad move by any measure.

2. Vernon Hargreaves, CB, Florida

If the Jaguars wanted to trade down a few spots, a player like Hargreaves could still be available to them. Hargreaves is the consensus pick as the top cornerback available, and a shutdown corner is just what the Jacksonville secondary needs. Taking him at No. 5 overall is a bit of a stretch, but if the Jaguars end up with Hargreaves, one way or another it won't be a bad move by any measure.

1. Myles Jack, LB, UCLA

Myles Jack, LB, UCLA Credit: Getty Images
Injury issues aside, Jack is an exceptional athlete who would make a great addition to the Jacksonville defense. He will almost certainly be available when the Jaguars pick at No. 5 overall, and there's every chance he ends up being the player Jacksonville selects.

1. Myles Jack, LB, UCLA

Injury issues aside, Jack is an exceptional athlete who would make a great addition to the Jacksonville defense. He will almost certainly be available when the Jaguars pick at No. 5 overall, and there's every chance he ends up being the player Jacksonville selects.

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