(WSAV) – The 2020 NFL Draft is here and WSAV is proud to be a broadcast affiliate and your home of the Jacksonville Jaguars. This page will have updates on everything Jaguars as the team makes selections in Thursday night’s NFL Draft
Hoping to strike gold in the secondary, the Jacksonville Jaguars have selected Florida cornerback C.J. Henderson with the 9th pick in the NFL Draft.
Jacksonville has had recent success drafting cornerbacks with early-round draft picks. Drafted 5th overall in 2016, Jalen Ramsey provided an immediate spark for the Jaguars’ defense and helped lead them to the AFC Championship game two years later.
A first-team All-SEC selection in his final year at Florida, Henderson has been heralded as a ‘lockdown corner’ and a day-one starter.
The Jaguars doubled-down on defense with it’s second first-round pick, selecting linebacker K’Lavon Chaisson out of LSU.
With this pick, the Jaguars are hoping to create a young, talented duo at the position with Chaisson and last year’s first-round pick Josh Allen. Allen was a bright spot on the Jaguars defense in 2019 — breaking the team record for sacks as a rookie and made the Pro Bowl.
As a reporter for the Jacksonville Jaguars, Ashlyn Sullivan has spent years with a finger on the team’s pulse. She spoke with WSAV sports reporter Connor DelPrete about Jacksonville’s draft scenarios, offseason drama, first-round targets that caught her eye, GM Dave Caldwell’s draft ‘war room’ and more!
Nexstar Nation will provide daily livestreams and a four-hour special Thursday on the first round of the draft. Monday’s stream will break down picks 21-32 and can be found on our NFL Draft page at 3 p.m.
Here’s a look at the round-by-round picks for Jacksonville this year:
2 P.M. — Tensions grow between star pass rusher and management
Jaguars’ star pass rusher Yannick Ngakoue, who requested a trade back in March, took to Twitter to express his frustration over not being dealt yet. A senior member of Jacksonville’s management team decided to respond.
Monday afternoon, Co-Owner and Senior Vice President of Football and Technology Tony Khan went back-and-forth with Ngakoue over his status with the team and the possibility of a trade.
The controversy dates back to early March. Ngakoue tweeted that he no longer wanted to play for the Jaguars. A few weeks later, the team placed a franchise tag on him — barring him from testing the waters of free agency.
3 P.M. — Jaguars waive former second round draft pick, open up spot at playmaker for team’s offense
The Jacksonville Jaguars announced it had waived wide receiver Marqise Lee and running back Taj McGowan on Monday afternoon. The aforementioned Lee was a highly coveted pass catcher coming out of USC in 2014, but battled injuries throughout most of his time with the Jaguars.
Head coach Doug Marrone, when asked about the team’s receivers, said “It’s like chocolate chip cookies. There’s never enough in the house for me.” The Jaguars, who own two first-round picks, could look to add a flashy playmaker early on in what appears to be a draft full of talented receivers.
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