The Jacksonville Jaguars continued their rebuild by trading pass-rusher Yannick Ngakoue on Sunday, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter, and in turn they have a lot of draft capital to add talent in 2021 and beyond.
Updated 2021 Draft Picks
Round 1: Jaguars, Rams
Round 2: Jaguars, Vikings
Round 3: Jaguars
Round 4: Jaguars, Rams
Round 5: Jaguars
Round 6: Jaguars
Round 7: Jaguars
*Jacksonville also received a conditional 2022 fifth-round pick from the Vikings, which could be as high as a third if the Vikings win the Super Bowl and Ngakoue earns a Pro Bowl selection.
The team had 12 draft picks in 2020 thanks to trades involving Ramsey, Calais Campbell, Nick Foles, A.J. Bouye and more. With two first-round picks, Jacksonville selected cornerback C.J. Henderson and pass-rusher K'Lavon Chaisson, potentially replacing Ramsey and Ngakoue.
The team had also already invested heavily defensively, with prior first-round picks used on Taven Bryan (2018) and Josh Allen (2019).
Jacksonville has only one playoff appearance in the last 12 years, but the squad reached the AFC Championship Game in 2017 and appeared ready to build on that success with a talented young core. However, two years of losing seasons have seen a dramatic change, with many of the key players already gone.
Gardner Minshew, a 2019 sixth-round pick, will head into 2020 as the starter at QB following inconsistent performances from Foles and Blake Bortles over the past couple of years.
The franchise will look to build a new core through the draft and will have a number of opportunities to do it.