As a regular reader of BCC, I enjoy the many fan Mock Drafts and thought I would give it shot and put some of my thoughts in writing. As there are still many unknowns as far as Free Agency I will base this mock on two assumptions that I hope take place between now and the draft.
-Second, the Jaguars sign a serviceable RT in Free Agency to address the glaring need at that position.
Now on to the Draft… The most difficult decision the Jaguars will have to make is what position and even more difficult, “Who” to take at the #2 selection in the entire draft. Most of the debate in Mocks like this rests on who the Jags take here. Most who disagree with this mock will probably cite the first round selection.
Round 1: Barkevious Mingo – DE (LSU)
As of late, the more I hear and read about Mingo, the more I like him. As we have heard ad nauseum, he is a freak athlete and if Caldwell and Bradley choose to go after a pure pass rusher for the “LEO,” he could be a good candidate. Up until recently, I have been high on Bjorn Werner, but Mingo may be the better pure pass rusher.
Secondary Pick: Bjoern Werner (FSU)
Round 2: Desmond Trufant – CB (Washington)
He could be the physical corner Bradley wants to fit his style of defense. Who knows how the Cox situation will turn out, but either way you can never have too many good Corners on your roster. If Trufant is gone by this pick hopefully someone like Johnthan Banks is still there.
Secondary Pick: Johnthan Banks (Miss State)
Round 3: John Jenkins – DT (UGA) 6-4 359
This may be wishful thinking to get Jenkins here, but maybe he could slip through the second round. He has a huge body to stuff the run, and is quick for his size. This could address the NT position when the Jags play more of a 3-4 type scheme.
Secondary Pick: Kawann Short (Purdue)
Round 4: D.J. Swearinger – S (South Carolina)
Everyone knows Prosinski is a huge liability and if one of our safeties goes down it’s a big problem. This would be some much needed depth at that position. He has decent cover skills and can come up and hit if needed.
Round 5: J.C. Tretter - OG (Cornell)
As evident last season, the Jags are thin at the Guard position. Tretter is a very athletic offensive lineman who converted from a tight end and gained about 50 lbs to play guard. He could be the athletic type guard the Jags will be looking for in their new zone blocking scheme.
Round 6: Tyrann Mathieu - CB/RS
If he is still around, why not take a shot at him. He could be the return man we have been looking for. If not, its only a sixth round pick. The Jags cut their 5th round pick last year.
Round 7: Jake Stoneburner – TE (Ohio State) 6-5 245
Very tall, quick TE/WR type hybrid that could be lined up in the slot or utilized in two tight end sets to create a mismatch.
Now, admittedly I have not done much in depth research or watched much film, but rather thought this just might be fun. Feedback Welcome!
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