Urban Mayer had just completed his first NFL project as Jackson Jackson’s head coach, and although the franchise gained talent once in a generation at Trevor Lawrence of Clemson, there was a player they targeted with their second first round on Thursday night.
According to ESPN, Meyer and the Jaguars wanted to produce a large-scale successor in Florida, Kadarius Tony with the 25th overall selection, but he was won by the New York Giants five times earlier. ESPN NFL Insider Field Yates reported that Mayer said he had “broken our hearts” so we could not summon him.
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Tony starred for the Gators alongside narrow-minded Kyle Pitts and quarterback Kyle Trask, who were made up of the Atlanta Sokols and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, respectively. Last season, Tony finished with 70 receptions for 984 yards and 1
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Instead of missing the opportunity to take Tony, the Jaguars had to “settle” for the returning star Travis Etienne, who was Lawrence’s teammate during their college days at Clemson.
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After Lawrence and Etienne were selected by the Jaguars in the first round, Clemson’s teammates became the first quarterback / running backward duo from a school ever formed by the same team in the first round of the NFL Draft in the overall draft era, according to NFL Research .