2. Jacksonville Jaguars
The Jacksonville Jaguars were the worst team in the league last season but they are primed to have an instant turnaround and be in the playoff picture in the AFC. That might sound absurd, but if the Colts don’t get a good quarterback and the Titans don’t fix their defense then the AFC South could be wide open.
The Jaguars hired Urban Meyer to be their next coach and Meyer is not someone who handles losing very well and I do not think he took the job wanting a multi-year rebuild. He took the job knowing that the team would have a quick turnaround.
They are going to get the best quarterback prospect out of college since Andrew Luck in Trevor Lawrence, who is pretty much a lock to be a great quarterback at this point in time. If Lawrence does not work out in the NFL it would be the biggest and most surprising draft bust in NFL history.
The Jaguars also have the Los Angeles Rams’ first-round pick, the Minnesota Vikings’ second-round pick, the Rams’ fourth-round pick and the Browns and Rams’ fifth-round picks. They are loaded with picks.
Some of those picks will naturally be used to fill roster holes but there is one area where the team should look to spend: tight end. Kyle Pitts is fantastic but he won’t be available and to get an instant impact, the Jaguars should turn to Henry.
Henry is young and the Jaguars have the cap space to spend on a young difference-making tight end. They currently have the most cap space in the league at $73 million.