Typically, the first overall selection in the annual NFL Draft is known days before the activity starts.
The team will select a can’t-miss talent, hoping that he could be the franchise’s cornerstone for a long time.
Last year, the Jacksonville Jaguars didn’t have problems choosing Trevor Lawrence with their number one pick.
After a stellar career at Clemson, which saw him win a National Championship, selecting him was a no-brainer.
However, this year’s sentiment within the Jaguars’ camp is different.
While they will have the number one pick for the second straight year, it seems like they haven’t decided.
Even Mike McCartney, the agent of Aidan Hutchinson and Ikem Ekwonu, is still uncertain of how the draft will unfold.
Aidan Hutchinson and Ickey Ekwonu's agent… 👇 https://t.co/XGvof5Qb8j
— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) April 26, 2022
As shared by Ari Meirov, McCartney said, ” It’s Tuesday, and nobody knows.”
If the agent for two of the potential top choices doesn’t know anything, then any speculation from fans and experts is unverified.
What’s The Cause Of The Jaguars’ Delay?
Jacksonville is experiencing a dilemma regarding the number one pick.
NFL insider Dov Kleiman shared that Jaguars general manager Trent Baalke would like to draft Georgia’s Travon Walker.
Meanwhile, team owner Shahid Khan is leaning towards Michigan’s Hutchinson.
There have also been reports that Ekwonu could be the top choice.
Teams with the number one pick should always get it right or face the consequences.
The Jaguars are also in the same situation, mainly because all three players have their merit in becoming the top overall choice.
But as draft day nears, perhaps they should do what Kevin Costner did in the movie “Draft Day.”
He stuck with his decision regardless of what the outside noises dictated.