2019 Football Draft Kit: It All Falls on Fournette
2019 Football Draft Kit: It All Falls on Fournette

This article is part of our Football Draft Kit series.

I looked at the Jaguars' depth chart at the beginning of the league year and assumed they had a plan for free agency to give Nick Foles some real help. Geoff Swaim, Chris Conley and Benny Cunningham weren't the guys I had in mind, but there was no need to worry with the draft still to come ... right?

The Jags came out of said draft with a third-round tight end, Josh Oliver, and a fifth-round running back, Ryquell Armstead, having used their first two picks on other positions after pass rusher Josh Allen (No. 7 overall) and offensive tackle Jawaan Taylor (No. 35) stayed on the board longer than expected. I wasn't about to argue with the value on those picks, and there was maybe still time to address the shortcomings on offense before the end of the summer.

Jacksonville did sign Terrelle Pryor to compete for a roster spot, but it's finally time to accept that this team has no real plan to field a productive group of tight ends or a pass-catching companion for Leonard Fournette in the backfield. And while the depth at wide receiver is okay, it's not like Jacksonville has a proven No. 1 option that can be relied upon for 125+ targets. Once we account for Marquise Lee's uncertain recovery timeline and Fournette's sketchy medical record, it feels like this team has about 800 carries/targets worth of skill-position talent, compared to the ~1,000 snaps that need to be filled in

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Jerry Donabedian
Jerry was a 2018 finalist for the FSWA's Player Notes Writer of the Year and DFS Writer of the Year awards. A Baltimore native, Jerry roots for the Ravens and watches "The Wire" in his spare time.
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