Ideally, the Jacksonville Jaguars would have a quarterback like Dwayne Haskins fall into their laps. It wouldn’t be a shock to see Jacksonville move up a few spots to overtake the Giants, so keep an eye on that.
But with Haskins going a spot earlier, the Jags won’t hesitate to finally find their much-needed replacement for ineffective quarterback Blake Bortles.
This means grabbing Kyler Murray, who also committed to MLB’s Oakland Athletics. That creates a bit of a dilemma here, both for Murray and the Jaguars. Should Murray elect to pursue baseball and its chances for better pay, this would essentially be a wasted pick for Jacksonville. At the same time, though, the road for Murray to the pros would be a lot shorter at the NFL level instead.
Especially if he’s all but guaranteed to be a top-10 pick, which looks to be the case.
The Jaguars could wait, either electing to trade down for a quarterback like Missouri’s Drew Lock. Or they could gamble on a less-known prospect in later rounds.
Neither scenario makes as much sense as taking a chance on Murray’s future.