The Jacksonville Jaguars will have the number one overall selection for the second straight year.
This time, it looks like they will be going defense after picking quarterback Trevor Lawrence last year.
Jacksonville also upgraded their offensive line by signing Brandon Scherff.
The Jaguars also have a solid backfield unit in James Robinson and Travis Etienne, who will finally play after getting surgery for his Lisfranc injury.
Those moves dictate that the team will build their defense through the draft.
Therefore, they will be doing something that hasn’t been seen in five years.
It isn't often that the NFL Draft's 1st overall pick is a non-QB.
Here are some of the more recent times it has happened ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/F83g1YtQha
— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) April 12, 2022
The FOX Sports NFL Twitter account shared non-quarterbacks who were drafted first overall.
The latest on the list is Cleveland Browns’ defensive end Myles Garrett in 2017.
But that trend proves the importance of having a solid line on both sides.
After all, controlling the line of scrimmage is essential in winning games.
Who Will The Jaguars Pick At Number One?
While it’s inevitable that they will draft a defensive player, there’s no consensus on who the Jaguars will get.
Some mock drafts point to defensive end Aidan Hutchinson as Jacksonville’s probable selection.
Meanwhile, some reports claim that the team is leaning towards former Georgia defensive end Travon Walker.
There are also speculations that Oregon’s Kayvon Thibodeaux might go number one.
All three players have merit, leading general manager Trent Baalke to make up his mind on draft day itself.