Brett Favre just delivered the take of the year.
It’s been widely assumed for more than a year now at Trevor Lawrence would be the No. 1 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, but Pro Football Hall of Fame member Brett Favre does not believe the Jacksonville Jaguars should take Lawrence at No. 1. He has his eyes on someone else.
“I don’t know if Jacksonville, in my opinion, I don’t know if quarterback is their immediate need,” Favre said. “I would take DeVonta Smith… I think you go with a guy like that. Nothing against Trevor Lawrence but I think you can find a free agent guy or a guy in the latter rounds or mid-rounds in the draft.”
Favre thinks big things could be ahead for Smith, the Heisman Trophy winning receiver from Alabama.
“But, you just don’t find a guy like a — this guy could be a Jerry Rice. He could be different. A Randy Moss. A total game-changer.”
Smith finished the coronavirus-shortened season leading the FBS in all major receiving categories with 117 catches, for 1,856 yards and 23 touchdowns.
Even still, it is highly unlikely the Jags will listen to Favre’s opinion on passing up a generational QB.