Jaguars draft ’21: Team adds WR Jalen Camp in sixth round

Wide receiver Jalen Camp of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets runs a route during the game against the Florida State Seminoles at Doak Campbell Stadium on Bobby Bowden Field on September 12, 2020 in Tallahassee, Florida. The Yellow Jackets defeated the Seminoles 16 to 13. (Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images) (Don Juan Moore, 2020 Don Juan Moore)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jaguars wrapped up their final day of NFL draft selections, taking Georgia Tech receiver Jalen Camp in the sixth round on Saturday afternoon.

Barring a trade, Jacksonville will finish coach Urban Meyer and general manager Trent Baalke’s first draft with nine players, with quarterback Trevor Lawrence the only no-doubt Day 1 starter among those selections.

Camp (6-2, 226 pounds) had 48 career receptions for 808 yards and five touchdowns in his career with the Yellow Jackets. He’s fast, clocking a 4.43 time in the 40-yard dash during his Pro Day.

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Most of Meyer and Baalke’s picks went for depth and high ceiling players, three of whom opted out or didn’t play in 2020 due to injury.

The final day addressed the defensive line (USC tackle Jay Tufele and edge, UAB’s Jordan Smith) and tight end (Ohio State’s Luke Farrell).

Tufele was likely a Day 2 pick had he played last season but dropped to the Jaguars in the fourth round after opting out due to COVID-19 concerns as members of his family became seriously ill from it.

Left tackle Walker Little (opt-out) and safety Andre Cisco (torn ACL) are potential starters at some point for the Jaguars.

Jaguars 2021 draft class

Round 1

1. QB Trevor Lawrence, Clemson

25. RB Travis Etienne, Clemson

Round 2

33. CB Tyson Campbell, Georgia

45. OT Walker Little, Stanford

Round 3

65. S Andre Cisco, Syracuse

Round 4

106. DT Jay Tufele, Southern Cal

(trade from Rams) 121. Edge Jordan Smith, UAB

130. Traded to Rams

Round 5

145. TE Luke Farrell, Ohio State

170. Traded to Rams

Round 6

(trade from Rams) 209. WR Jalen Camp, Georgia Tech

Round 7

249. Traded to Rams

About the Author:

Justin Barney joined News4Jax in February 2019, but he’s been covering sports on the First Coast for more than 20 years.