Jacksonville Jaguars’ Urban Meyer Reveals Missing Player Selection that ‘Broke his Heart’ During 2021 NFL Draft

Dec 28, 2019; Glendale, AZ, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes former head coach Urban Meyer before the 2019 Fiesta Bowl college football playoff semifinal game against the Clemson Tigers at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

The lowest point of Urban Meyer’s first NFL draft came courtesy of the New York Giants.

Meyer told ESPN’s College GameDay on Friday that it “broke his heart” when a team selected a player he was targeting with the 25th overall pick. Meyer reluctantly admitted on Saturday that the player was former Florida receiver Kadarius Toney, whom the New York Giants took with the 20th pick.

“I’ve gotten to know him over the last couple weeks and obviously my connection with [Gators] coach [Dan] Mullen and those guys,” Meyer said. “You watch [Toney] play, he’s a human highlight reel.”

With Toney gone, Meyer and the Jaguars opted for Clemson running back Travis Etienne. He actually is a better fit based on the way the Jaguars plan to use him– similar to the way Meyer used Percy Harvin when he was the head coach at Florida.

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SOURCE: ESPN, Michael DiRocco

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