The Jaguars are currently throwing out last year’s undrafted free agent darling James Robinson, but the new Urban Meyer-led regime is not sold on him. Which to any non-fantasy owner makes sense, this is a team with a lot of holes and needs help. They are locked in on taking Trevor Lawrence with the first-overall pick and he will need weapons. Robinson is almost zero help out of the backfield in pass-catching.
Herbert, on the other hand, has shown he’s quite good at that.
The positive for the Jaguars getting Herbert is they won’t need him to come in and be “the” guy. He can sit and play the split back role, as they are two very different running backs. He will end up getting a lot of time on third downs, and passing situations. This would be a fantasy owner’s dream for Herbert, but it’s also a great spot for him. The only real question here is how will they use the offense? It is Urban Meyer’s first year and we are not sure what kind of scheme they will run, but if his college days are any indication a split back-field is almost a lock.
He won’t be asked to do everything and can learn as the team does, he will have an amazingly long leash.
The Jaguars will look to fill their other holes early on in the draft so this pick may not happen until the fifth round. With multiple needs and the depth in the draft at positions such as wide receiver, cornerback, and offensive line, Herbert could see himself fall. His floor for the Jaguars will be around the fifth round, any later than that and he’s the best player on the board.