JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- It's a no-brainer that running back Leonard Fournette should have the biggest impact with the Jacksonville Jaguars among the team's draft picks. How about the rest of the class? How would they rank in terms of expected impact in 2017?
Here's how I'd rank them:
RB Leonard Fournette: The Jaguars drafted Fournette fourth overall and plan to build the running game around the 6-foot, 228-pounder. It wouldn't be out of line to expect Fournette to get 15-20 carries per game and surpass 1,000 yards as a rookie. The Jaguars want to play ball-control football and keep Blake Bortles under 30 pass attempts per game, if possible, and Fournette is the key to that.
OT Cam Robinson: Whether he's at left tackle or left guard, Robinson will be a key part of the Jaguars' run game. The 6-foot-6, 322-pound Robinson is a load as a run blocker (he needs to be more fundamentally sound as a pass blocker) and he plays with a nastiness that offensive line coaches love.
FB Marquez Williams: This may seem high for the seventh-round draft pick, but the Jaguars are bringing back the fullback after a two-year absence. The 260-pound Williams will get a lot of work helping clear space for Fournette, especially in short-yardage and goal-line situations. The Jaguars have rushed for just 13 touchdowns the past two seasons, and five came from Bortles.
WR Dede Westbrook: The Jaguars need a slot receiver and punt returner, and Westbrook will compete with third-year player Rashad Greene for the job. Westbrook has 4.4 speed and big-play ability (he averaged 18.0 yards per catch in two seasons at Oklahoma) and the Jaguars really like his quickness and ability to change direction suddenly. Those are must-have traits for a slot receiver and he's the favorite to win the job going into OTAs.
DE Dawuane Smoot: There would be a slightly different perception of Smoot nationally had he come out after his junior season at Illinois, but his sack total dropped from 7.0 to 5.0 and there were questions about his production. The Jaguars, however, liked him a lot and expect him to play both strongside and weakside end (the former Leo position). He'll be part of the pass-rush rotation.
LB Blair Brown: The Jaguars will play Brown at weakside and middle linebacker, though they said they expect his most significant contributions will be on special teams.
CB Jalen Myrick: He was one of the fastest players at the combine (4.28 in the 40) and will get a look at nickelback behind Aaron Colvin, but like Brown, he's expected to make a big contribution on special teams.