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Jacksonville Jaguars NFL Draft Grades 2023: Anton Harrison Fills Need

Jacksonville Jaguars Anton Harrison
Anton Harrison arrived with his family as he made his first visit at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville, FL after being flown down from the Washington, DC area Friday, April 28, 2023. Harrison, an offensive tackle from the University of Oklahoma, became the Jacksonville Jaguars' first round selection in the 2023 NFL Draft, being the 27 overall pick late Thursday night. Jki 042823 Jags First Round Draft Arrives 03

The 2023 NFL Draft is complete, and the Jacksonville Jaguars made 13 picks.

The AFC South had an amazing turnaround in 2022 to make the playoffs and hope to further improve their team through their picks.

The 33rd Team Scouting Dept. graded every pick in this year’s draft, here’s how the Jaguars fared:

Jacksonville 2023 NFL Draft Grades

27. Anton Harrison, OT, Oklahoma

With the news of Cam Robinson's suspension dropping just hours before the draft, this quickly became a need for the Jaguars. Anton Harrison (scouting report) should be able to plug in and start immediately. He has prototype size, athletic feet and plays physically, with the ability to move guys in the run game. This is great value for the Jaguars to get a potential franchise left tackle this late in the first round.

Grade: A

61. Brenton Strange, TE, Penn State

More smooth than explosive, Brenton Strange (scouting report) is a good route runner who can set up linebackers and is capable of winning at the sticks. He is not a dynamic athlete, but has sneaky speed. He needs to get stronger, specifically in his lower body.

Grade: C-

88. Tank Bigsby, RB, Auburn

Tank Bigsby (scouting report) brings depth to the Jaguars' running back room. He has good size, speed and second-level vision. His pass protection will have to improve for him to see the field early, but he has eventual starter ability as a runner.

Grade: B

121. Ventrell Miller, LB, Florida

Ventrell Miller (scouting report) is a highly instinctive player who gets a jump on plays with his strong vision. He does not have great size, but he plays with a good motor and he moves well for the position.

Grade: B

130. Tyler Lacy, Edge, Oklahoma State

The Jaguars get a strong, powerful and a big-bodied defensive end in Tyler Lacy (scouting report), who can press and outmuscle offensive linemen at the point of attack.

Grade: C+

136 .Yasir Abdullah, LB, Louisville

Yasir Abdullah (scouting report) is an undersized, standup, outside linebacker prospect who has impressed with his production. He consistently wins with bend, burst and balance off the edge and should contribute early as a pass-rushing specialist and core special teamer. He's a good player and value.

Grade: B+

160. Antonio Johnson, Safety, Texas A&M

Antonio Johnson (scouting report) underwhelmed with his combine performance, but his tape was good. He is a long, extremely fluid safety prospect who has demonstrated the versatility required of modern safeties. He's a steal at this point.

Grade: A-

185. Parker Washington, WR, Penn State

Parker Washington (scouting report) is a well-built slot wide out with outstanding hands and ball skills. He has good production after the catch and is a competitive player. His top-end speed is a bit of a question.

Grade: B

202. Christian Braswell, CB, Rutgers

The Jaguars finally get a corner, taking Christian Braswell (scouting report), a non-combine invitee. Braswell has just average size, but he has top-tier explosiveness and short-area quickness. He had an excellent season in 2022 with three interceptions and 11 forced incompletions.

Grade: C+

208. Erick Hallett II, CB, Pittsburgh

Erick Hallett II (scouting report) is an undersized defensive back with good length and above-average athleticism. He made 31 consecutive starts to finish his career at Pitt and had good ball production with 8 career interception, 32 pass breakups and four forced fumbles.

Grade: C-

226. Cooper Hodges, OT, Appalachian State

Cooper Hodges (scouting report) is a four-time All-Sun Belt Conference player. He has good length for the position and right tackle this year but projects to guard in the NFL.

Grade: C-

227. Raymond Vohasek, DT, North Carolina

Only played in five games in 2022 and lacks ideal height and length. Raymond Vohasek (scouting report) ran a 5.10 40 at his pro day. He's an ordinary athlete with average explosiveness. Most likely will battle for a practice squad spot in Jacksonville.

Grade: C

240. Derek Parish, Edge, Houston

A former linebacker who will be moving to fullback for the Jaguars. Parish had an injury in September and missed time this season. For his career he had 146 tackles, 32.5 TFLs, 16 sacks, and two forced fumbles.

Grade: C