With the 145th pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, the Jacksonville Jaguars have selected TE Luke Farrell out of Ohio State.
Luke Farrell, who spent the past five years as an Ohio State tight end, projects to be a TE2 in the NFL. Across his career, Farrell has recorded 34 catches for 380 yards and four touchdowns. He now joins three other former Ohio State players on the Jaguars’ roster: DaVon Hamilton, Carlos Hyde and Andrew Norwell. Also, Farrell is just the fifth Ohio State tight end to be drafted this century. The others are Darnell Sanders (2002), Ben Hartsock (2004), Jeff Heuerman (2015) and Nick Vannett (2016).
Farrell, the 6-foot-6, 258-pounder, will mainly be used on special teams and as a blocker on offense. But most importantly, Farrell will be reunited with former Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer. Meyer actually recruited Farrell as part of the Buckeyes’ 2016 recruiting class.
Jaguars TE Room: Chris Mahnertz, James O’Shaughnessy, Tyler Davis, and now Luke Farrell.
Conclusion: Farrell is a big bodied player who can block extremely well, and is more than likely to continue that role in the Jaguars offense. However, he will need to work with more consistent aggression on the next level; He has trouble sliding feet and catching inside moves