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5 teams that regret passing on NY Jets WR Elijah Moore

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5. The Jacksonville Jaguars might regret passing on Elijah Moore

The Jacksonville Jaguars didn't just have one opportunity to draft Moore. They didn't just have two opportunities. But they're the only team that had a whopping three chances to draft Elijah Moore.

They passed all three times. And in hindsight, they might be wishing they didn't.

Of course, they were always going to select Trevor Lawrence first overall, but you could argue that they should have added Moore with either the 25th or 33rd overall picks in the draft.

It's hard to complain about that 33rd overall selection, a pick they use to add Georgia cornerback Tyson Campbell. Campbell has started nine games for Jacksonville this season and looks like a potential long-term starter in the secondary.

While Moore's impact has likely been greater, the Campbell pick was still a good one. Rather, it's what they did with their second first-round pick that raised plenty of eyebrows at the time.

The Jaguars used that pick to select Clemson running back Travis Etienne — a pick that seemed puzzling given the emergence of rookie James Robinson in 2020.

Robinson has gone on to have another very productive season in 2021 while Etienne has, unfortunately, missed the entire year due to injury. Now, the injury is hardly their fault.

But the Jaguars could really use another young wide receiver on their roster to help out Lawrence. Currently, their leading receiver is a 31-year-old Marvin Jones.

Etienne could return and prove the Jaguars right in 2022. But as of right now, Lawrence likely wishes he had Elijah Moore to throw the ball to instead of Jamal Agnew.

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