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Jaguars Didn’t Blur Out Draft Board, Here’s How They Graded

Urban Meyer and the Jacksonville Jaguars picked Trevor Lawrence with the team’s first No. 1 selection in NFL history, but the former Clemson quarterback’s draft grade on Jacksonville’s board was surprisingly not the only 8.0 up there.

The night of the draft was eventful for both viewers and the Jaguars. The video posted on YouTube by the Jags shows that the NFL made the team wait seven minutes before calling the quarterback, and when they attempted, the team reached his voicemail three times before reaching him.

The video is part of a series aimed to give fans a sneak-peak of how they put together the draft class, Yahoo Sports reports. Jags owner Shad Khan can be seen placing the Lawrence magnet next to the team’s slot on the draft board and if you look closely, you’ll notice his draft grade.

Screenshot courtesy of “Jaguars 2021 NFL Draft and Rookie Minicamp | The Hunt: Inflection Point (Ch. 3)” YouTube video.

Lawrence has a mark of 8.0. While we don’t know exactly what that means, Yahoo Sports reports that on a traditional scale — which often goes from 3.0 or 4.0 all the way up to a 9.0 — his 8.0 grade means the Jaguars viewed the QB as a pretty special prospect.

From what can be seen in the video, there was one other 8.0 prospect on the Jags board that wasn’t a quarterback, though.

It’s none other than Alabama wide receiver Jaylen Waddle, who went No. 6 overall to in-state rival, the Miami Dolphins.

Screenshot courtesy of “Jaguars 2021 NFL Draft and Rookie Minicamp | The Hunt: Inflection Point (Ch. 3)” YouTube video.

The Jaguars did not seem to view BYU’s Zach Wilson — who went one pick after Lawrence, to the New York Jets — as being on quite the same level as the prospect they ended up drafting, Yahoo Sports reports.

Screenshot courtesy of “Jaguars 2021 NFL Draft and Rookie Minicamp | The Hunt: Inflection Point (Ch. 3)” YouTube video.

Jacksonville seemed to like Syracuse safety Andre Cisco, grabbing the No. 65 overall pick at the top of Round 3. Jacksonville gave him a 6.9, which is higher than the team’s No. 45 pick, Stanford OT Walker Little, who got a 6.8.

Watch the full video below:


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Written by Megan Turner

Megan graduated from the University of Central Florida and writes and tweets about anything related to sports. She replies to comments she shouldn't reply to online and thinks the CFP Rankings are absolutely rigged. Follow her on Twitter at @Megnturner_ and Instagram at @Megnturner.

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