Jacksonville Jaguars target no. 1: Albert Okwuegbunam, TE
The Denver Broncos used a fourth-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft on Albert Okwuegbunam, and at the time, that was a very exciting pickup for them.
The Broncos were going into the 2020 season with Drew Lock as their unquestioned starting quarterback, and Okwuegbunam had been Lock’s favorite target when the two were together at Missouri.
The idea of adding Okwuegbunam to the already obscene amount of skill position talent in Denver was even more exciting given the fact that the Broncos already had Noah Fant setting franchise rookie tight end records the year prior.
Two years into his NFL career, and it’s safe to say that Okwuegbunam has proven why he was a day three selection instead of a top-50 pick.
He’s struggled with inconsistency thus far and perhaps some of that is due to the fact that Denver’s offensive coordinator — Pat Shurmur — didn’t do the best job of putting his playmakers in positions to succeed consistently.
Even still, Pederson prioritized the tight end position while he was with the Eagles heavily. The tight end room in Jacksonville is hilariously bad, and even with Dan Arnold on the roster, it wouldn’t be shocking to see Jacksonville go after guys in free agency, trades, or the NFL Draft.
I think they’re an ideal landing spot for Zach Ertz in free agency and even if they sign Ertz, trading for a guy like Okwuegbunam who has blazing speed at the position could give them some intriguing options.