It’s NFL Draft Time!
It’s NFL Draft Time! Which team are the best prospects? Here’s what you should know. We’ll go over the Kansas City Chiefs, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New York Jets, and Jacksonville Jaguars.
If you have a favorite team, let us know in the comments below! There are many things to consider before selecting a rookie. In addition to physical attributes, the draft class can be a good indicator of how a team’s coaching staff will fare in the future.
It’s draft time and the Jacksonville Jaguars are the only team to own the No. 1 pick in the NFL Draft Time for the second straight year. While there isn’t a consensus on which player will go first, most draft experts believe Travon Walker or Aidan Hutchinson will be the top two picks.
The draft is expected to be Vegas-style with multiple big screens showing the national picks. The Jacksonville Jaguars draft party is free and open to the public.
The Jacksonville Jaguars’ draft needs at wide receiver are quite large. With Christian Kirk and Zay Jones signed, the team spent a lot of time developing the position.
They also signed Laviska Shenault, Laquon Treadwell, and Marvin Jones. The NFL Draft Time should help the team get a big-time outside receiver that can provide an impact in the passing game and also give Lawrence a long-term solution.
After last season’s disappointing season, the Jaguars have two first-round picks in three years. The team will also select cornerback CJ Henderson in 2020, defensive end K’Lavon Chaisson in 2021, and running back Travis Etienne Jr. in 2022.
The Jaguars have picked five players from the University of Florida in the first round. They’ve also selected two players from Tennessee and two from Southern California in the past 11 years.
A lot depends on the pick. If the Jaguars pick an edge rusher, they could be looking for a big-time pass rusher. Travon Walker, a Georgia edge rusher, has been making headlines in recent weeks.
Walker’s car accident just prior to the NFL Draft Time may make him a good candidate for a first-round pick.
However, if they do not find their first-round pick, they can always choose from among the top three prospects.
Kansas City Chiefs
The KC Star has put together a handy KC Chiefs NFL Draft Time. The schedule shows which players to watch when the Chiefs are on the clock.
Here’s a breakdown of the various pick times from the NFL Draft Time in 2021. If you’re an NFL fan, you can even watch the draft on TV. But, you should note that you should avoid any betting, as the pick times are subject to change.
The Chiefs have three options at this year’s NFL Draft Time: they can trade down to get a second-round wide receiver, or they can trade up and get an elite defensive end or cornerback.
But, if the Chiefs go this route, they need to find a way to deal with AFC West rival LA Chargers. Trading with an inner-division rival is risky, as the losing team will have to deal with the consequences twice a year.
The Chiefs have ample depth at right tackle, but there isn’t an obvious every-down starter there. They’ve already signed veteran Frank Clark, but there’s no guarantee Ingram will stay in the league.
Despite the obvious need at cornerback, they’ve added quality defensive ends in free agency and will try to fill the void. They also may look to address cornerback in later rounds.
The 2022 NFL Draft Time is in Las Vegas, Nevada, and the Chiefs could select 12 players. That would be the most since Carl Peterson’s final draft in 2008.
Among the notable players the Chiefs could draft are Glenn Dorsey, Branden Albert, Jamaal Charles, and Barry Richardson. And that’s not even counting the two second-rounders they received in the 2008 draft.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
It’s NFL Draft Time for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers! While the Buccaneers’ first three picks are all safety, they could use some help at cornerback and secondary.
If you’re a Bucs fan, you may be wondering who the Bucs should draft in the first round. If you’re not sure, read on to find out what you should look for in the first four rounds.
In the second round, the Buccaneers will select a guard to replace Ali Marpet. A 6-foot-4, 250-pound guard, Ojabo has experience playing both tackle positions and will likely stay as a guard in the NFL.
Since Ojabo is unlikely to see the field until 2022, Tampa Bay might want to draft an offensive player as a replacement. Ultimately, that’s what Bowles wants to see happen.
While the first round of the NFL Draft Time is over, the Buccaneers will be able to make a few more trades for more picks.
They acquired the 27th overall pick in the first round through the league’s compensatory pick system, in exchange for the rights to Shaq Mason.
Tampa Bay has six picks and is projected to pick eight players. That could be the difference between the Bucs winning the Super Bowl in 2022 and missing out on a championship.
While the Buccaneers haven’t filled their depth chart, they do need to add youth to their roster.
While they have few specific needs, they do need to add depth to the interior defensive line. And, while they don’t have many holes to fill, they still need a running back to pair with Leonard Fournette.
With these two players on the team, they should have little trouble finding a top-shelf running back.
New York Jets
It’s New York Jets draft time, and with two picks on Day 2 the team is in a great position to add another star to their roster. They’ll likely take a safety, perhaps one of the NFL’s top cornerbacks, or an offensive lineman if they’re feeling adventurous.
However, they can’t afford to get ahead of themselves in the draft – they need to address specific needs in the first and second rounds.
The receiving corps is an area that needs to be addressed by the Jets, who have a few players that can step in. With Zach Wilson slated to start at quarterback, the Jets have no room for regression and have a patchwork group behind him.
They’ve made no secret of their need for more offensive weapons, but a player with a proven track record as a punt returner could be just what the Jets need.
The team’s defense has a lot to do with how the team defends the quarterback. While the Jets were bad last year, they did pick Darrelle Revis at No. 4.
The Jets could also select the top defensive lineman or edge rusher, as they’ve been historically bad at picking either. They’ve also been bad at getting defensive backs, which has hampered their draft stock.
As part of their offseason plan to make the roster, the Jets made a move to address a need in the secondary.
They took a cornerback, and a defensive lineman. While Gardner won’t be a Jalen Ramsey or Malcolm Butler, he could still be a solid corner and help the Jets’ defense in the long run.
If Gardner develops into a star, he’ll get the opportunity to make the team much better than it was under Saleh.
The Houston Texans need to beef up their offensive line if they hope to win a Super Bowl in 2019. The Texans are 27th in pass blocking percentage.
The offensive line is an area of need in the Texans’ offense, and a first round pick could solve that problem.
If the Texans take Green, they will get a top-notch inside lineman to protect quarterback Davis Mills.
In addition to drafting a quarterback, the Texans need to address their offensive line, where they could improve on a critical position.
While the offensive line is already crowded, the Texans will likely want to build around Mills, who showed enough in 2021 to earn a starting spot.
The Texans could choose Travon Walker or Evan Neal, as well as the third-round pick from the Jacksonville Dolphins in the 2020 NFL Draft Time. They can also choose a bookend right tackle to complement Tunsil.
In addition to Green, the Texans are expected to take another defensive lineman, perhaps Oregon’s Kayvon Thibodeaux. The 6-foot, 258-pound defensive end had 19 sacks over his three-year career with the Ducks.
The Texans are also expected to target Alabama offensive tackle Evan Neal and North Carolina State offensive tackle Ikem Ekwonu, as both sides struggled last season. Despite the recent success of their defense, the Texans are still searching for their first-round pick since Andre Johnson in 2003.
The Texans have addressed their offensive line in the past and are in need of some talent in this area. The Texans signed Justin McCray and Hjalte Froholdt, but their interior line still needs a facelift.
They could select Chris Olave and Drake London, but the Texans may choose to wait until the second round before selecting Cooks. This would give them a huge pick at No. 13.