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Fantasy impact of Jaguars 2021 NFL Draft selections

We take a look at the fantasy football impact of the Jacksonville Jaguars’ selections in the 2021 NFL Draft.

Jacksonville Jaguars Running Back James Robinson (30) during the game between the Tennessee Titans and the Jacksonville Jaguars on December 13, 2020 at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville, Fl. Photo by David Rosenblum/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Jacksonville Jaguars have been setting themselves up for this draft for a while now and it’s time to take advantage. They easily have the most draft capital in the league and after they take Trevor Lawrence with the No. 1 pick, they’ll be able to load up on weapons and protection for their new franchise quarterback.

With this draft being a good one for offensive linemen, I see the Jaguars drafting one within their first four picks and with four picks in the first two rounds, he should be a capable player. They need a tight end, but after Kyle Pitts the pickings get slim. A lot depends on their evaluation of course and they have the draft picks to grab the guy they want.

In the end, they will likely take a wide receiver, as they have a lot of young talent, but still could use more, as it is still an unproven group. And with a deep set of receivers in this draft, they have a good chance of finding a top receiver, even in the second round.

Jacksonville Jaguars 2021 Draft selections

No. 1: Trevor Lawrence, QB
No. 25: Travis Etienne, RB
No. 33: Tyson Campbell, CB
No. 45: Walker Little, OL
No. 65: Andre Cisco, DB
No. 106: Jay Tufele, DT
No. 121: Jordan Smith, DE
No. 145: Luke Farrell, TE
No. 209: Jalen Camp, WR

Fantasy football impact

Lawrence brings an instant upgrade to the Jaguars offense. He might not be a Top 10 fantasy quarterback to start, but with his mobility, he should be streamable in most leagues. His biggest impact should come for the skill position players around him. D.J. Chark, Laviska Shenault and Marvin Jones should get a nice bump in fantasy upside.

Etienne might be the most pro-ready running back in this year’s draft class and can do just about anything that can be asked from a running back. He should step right into a starting role in this offense and see the field a ton. Etienne’s ability as a pass catcher should excite fantasy owners looking to bring him in. This is a big blow to the fantasy value of James Robinson, who rushed for more than 1,000 yards as an undrafted free agent rookie last season, though he can still be worth a look later in fantasy drafts.