The NFL Combine takes place this week, which means we get at least one more NFL Mock Draft before we begin to see real drastic change in the first round. Once the 40-yard dash times etc. are run, I'm sure there will be changes all over the place as closely-graded players will begin to separate themselves.
It's no secret the two biggest needs on the Jacksonville Jaguars are at the quarterback position and at pass rusher. In their latest 2014 NFL Mock Draft, Mocking the Draft hands the Jaguars both of these in their two-round go of it.
There is no greater benefactor than the Jaguars if projections hold true and Bridgewater isn't the first pick. He's the most pro-ready quarterback in the draft and is very good in every trait. The concerns are about his size and ability to hold up getting hit in the NFL. But what if he comes into the combine bigger than most expect? Or really, how often was he hurt at Louisville? Even when he is banged up, Bridgewater is the type of quarterback who will play through injury. The Jaguars are more than a quarterback away from playoff contention, but if Bridgewater is there, they'll get much closer to it than if they take anyone else.
Not really a whole lot to say with this pick. Blake Bortles went No. 1 to the Houston Texans and Jadeveon Clowney went No. 2 overall, so the Jaguars are left with the choice between Bridgewater and Johnny Manziel or one of the other pass rushers.
39. Jacksonville Jaguars - Jeremiah Attaochu, OLB, Georgia Tech
Jeremiah Attaochu is a tough player to peg, but he could fit the LEO role in the Jaguars' defense. He's at his best when he's able to come off the edge and get after the passer.
Attaochu definitely fits a need for the Jaguars, as he's one of those OLB/DE tweener type pass rushers. He could fit that LEO role for the Jaguars or perhaps even the SAM linebacker position. I don't have much argument about this pick, however USF defensive end Aaron Lynch goes just four picks later and I tend to favor him over Attaochu.