Recently John Oehser of Jaguars.com came up with three draft day scenarios for the Jacksonville Jaguars. The scenarios included drafting Oklahoma State wide receiver Justin Blackmon, trading down, and drafting Mississippi State defensive lineman Fletcher Cox. Realistically speaking, I do think all three scenarios are viable come draft day. I wrote yesterday about the receiver position, and while I still think it's unlikely the Jaguars take a receiver at No. 7 overall, I would understand it if they did.
For a while I've had some people ask me to rattle off players I think are possibilities if the Jaguars are stuck at the No. 7 spot and I keep coming back to and hearing the same handful of players.
Hit the jump to find out who these five players are and why I think they're possible.
Riley Reiff, OT, Iowa
I wrote at length why I think Reiff is a potential pick for the Jaguars on Friday. It's a "safe" pick, as offensive lineman are typically plug and play players, especially guys who are already polished like Reiff is coming out of Iowa.
Fletcher Cox, DL, Mississippi State
Cox's name has been popping up recently when I talk to people, as there is a wide belief that Cox could be an anchor left end in the NFL and still provide a pass rush because of his explosiveness off the football. I'll have a player breakdown of Cox later at some point, but this is a name that keeps coming up.
Stephon Gilmore, DB, South Carolina
While this would seem a bit of a surprise by some, the No. 2 cornerback spot is widely debated in draft circles. The Jaguars spent a lot of time scouting South Carolina, which could be any number of players, but the team has been loading up on cornerbacks and will need an eventual replacement for Rashean Mathis.
Courtney Upshaw, DE, Alabama
Upshaw is the epitome of assignment football and fundamentals. He's not going to be the greatest pass rusher off the edge, but he will rarely miss an assignment or make a mental mistake. He's a power player, productive, a hard worker, and a team captain. For some reason, he just seems to "fit".
Justin Blackmon, WR, Oklahoma State
We all know how I feel about taking a wide receiver in the first round of this particular draft, but as I wrote yesterday I would completely understand if the Jaguars were going to take a swing at a receiver early in the draft and try to finally fix a position that has plagued them for years.