JACKSONVILLE – They traded, then they traded some more.
They filled a need or two along the way — and if that was the Day 3 story of the Jaguars’ 2022 NFL Draft, the overall story was one of new direction, collaboration and hope.
Add in a heavy dose of defense and that’s the Jaguars’ ’22 draft — one that left Head Coach Doug Pederson and General Manager Trent Baalke satisfied. Very, very pleased.
“I think the draft went well,” Baalke said.
Baalke, in his second season as the Jaguars’ general manager, spoke alongside Pederson early Saturday evening at TIAA Bank Field. That was just after Day 3 that had the Jaguars trading multiple picks, using three players after entering the day with six.
The Jaguars, after entering the draft with 12 selections, selected seven players. They were:
“Overall, I feel great,” said Pederson, who was hired in February as the Jaguars’ seventh head coach. “We dealt with a lot of issues early [in the offseason] with free agents and now we’ve picked it up here with the draft.”
Jaguars Owner Shad Khan during the draft praised the collaborative nature of the offseason, the first where Baalke and Pederson work together.
“We’re doing something very different,” Khan said Saturday. “It started from Day 1. I feel fabulous and I think we’ve had a great last couple of days as an organization.”
Pederson on Saturday also addressed the franchise’s offseason approach — and specifically, the nature of the draft preparation.
“We really spent a lot of time with these players, and the board,” Pederson said. “For me, it was refreshing to do that, to be a part of it so extensively. I know the coaches felt the same way. There’s an accountability with the board and with Trent and his staff. I felt like the process was really good, really . smooth. It just keeps us as a staff accountable to the players we draft. We can train these guys. I can’t speak for the other 31 clubs, but I know it’s not the same.
“That’s why this process has been really good not only for me, but I think for our staff.”
Conner, Junior and Brown were Saturday’s picks, capping a draft in which the Jaguars used five of seven picks to bolster a defense that finished 28th in the NFL in yards allowed last season — last in turnovers forced (nine) and 28th in bags
“The free agent period allowed us some freedom to look at the draft a little differently than we might have pre-free agency,” Baalke said. “It’s about developing the best roster, the best 53. That’s how we approached free agency. That’s how we approached the draft.
“Obviously, you have to address needs and we felt like we did that. We’ll continue to address the need that we see as we work through the offseason program.”
The Jaguars traded twice on Saturday. They first exchanged the numbers 188 and 190 selections in the ’22 draft to the Philadelphia Eagles with the number 154 selection used to select Conner. Then around the same time Saturday, the Jaguars traded the number 157 and 222 picks in the ’22 draft to the Tampa Bay Pirates for a 2023 fourth-round selection.
“We picked 157, and Tampa Bay called us about trading it,” Baalke said. “We were going to use that pick to take Snoop. When we had that on the table for Tampa to come up, we packed two sixes to advance that pick so we could make the running back pick that we wanted and pick up. the fourth for next year. That’s how it developed.”
Baalke and Pederson over the weekend emphasized character and fit with an organization that is building under a third head coach in three seasons.
“That’s one thing we’re proud of with this draft class,” Baalke said. “These are really fine young men who will represent the community very well. We look forward to having them as members of our team.”
As the draft marks the end of the second major player-acquisition period of the offseason, both Pederson and Baalke on Saturday talked about work still to be done for a team that has improved its roster in recent days and weeks.
“Nothing is ready,” Pederson said. “Obviously we’ve done some really good things this offseason — going back to free agency and this weekend. It’s still a work in progress. It’s still going to be a work in progress, really through training camp until we get to the final cut. But I think overall, the guys we drafted this weekend really helped us.”
Baalke said, “We like this team. We like the group that’s there obviously. But you never stop looking to improve every room, try to make it as competitive as you can. You’re constantly looking to create competition and improve the roster. , so we not finished.”
Anyone with access to ABC, a broadcast television network, can watch the first round of the draft, while anyone with ESPN can watch both rounds of the draft. However, those without broadcast TV can find the draft with YouTube TV, Hulu + Live TV, fuboTV and various other streaming platforms that carry ABC and ESPN streams.
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- Round 2: #55 â WR Skyy Moore, Kansas City Chiefs.
- Round 3: No. 83 â LB Nakobe Dean, Philadelphia Eagles.
- Round 4: No. 140 â T Zach Tom, Green Bay Packers.
- Round 6: No….
- Round 7: Nope.
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