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Mock Draft 2.0-Two for the price of one

Clowney or Bridgewater. That's really what I think the 3rd pick comes down to. So, I like to try and think of how the rest of the draft will play out if the Jags take one or the other, and mix things up.

Round 1, Pick 3 - Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville

The man, the myth, the legend, the future.

Round 2, Pick 39 - Kelvin Benjamin, WR, FSU

I don't know if his drop in stock is real or imagined. If he falls to the Jags, it's most likely because the offensive linemen and pass rushers the Jags would otherwise take were picked at the end of the first or the start of the second round. If he's there, I don't see a way the Jags can't pull the trigger. He's raw, but he gives the Jags and the rookie quarterback a huge red zone threat and an athletic beast who can turn short passing routes into big YAC.

Round 3, Pick 70 - Weston Richburg, C, Colorado State

This is where I become really undecided on picks. I love Richburg, as does most of BCC, and while these first 3 picks would have me salivating at the offensive potential of the Jags, I don't see Caldwell going this long without taking a defensive player. I really like Telvin Smith as a weakside linebacker and occasional pass rusher here, as well as Jackson Jeffcoat, Will Sutton, and Trent Murphy, but I feel like the interior line is still a much bigger gap on the team than the defensive front 7 is after free agency.

Round 4, Pick 105 - Demarcus Lawrence, DE, Boise State

I have no idea if I like this guy or not. He can either grow into a great LEO, or just another mediocre rotational pass rusher. I think the Jags grab him for his potential here. At worst he augments a rotating LEO spot after Clemons, at best he develops into a strong pass rusher who can run that spot.

Round 4, Pick 114 - Daquan Jones, DT, Penn State

Not totally surprised to see him drop a bit. He doesn't rush the passer well and there are a good number of run-stuffers. I considered waiting til the 5th for McCullers, but I like Daquan Jones at this spot. He can come in and compete with Ziggy Hood and Roy Miller. Like Lawrence, he at worst adds a very athletic rotational player, at best he solidifies a defensive line that can go from mediocre to outstanding in one offseason.

Round 5, Pick 144 - Michael Schofield, G, Michigan

He's a big and versatile lineman. Not really sure if he'll be better at guard or tackle in the NFL, but he's played both RT and LG in college and done well. I don't know if that translates to being the Jags' future RG, but his versatility is why I like him here.

Round 5, Pick 150 - Adrian Hubbard, OLB, Alabama

I kind of screwed this one up. I don't know how much I like Hubbard. His skillset seems kind of limited, but as a speed rusher Gus may be intrigued for him as another guy at the LEO? For some reason I thought he could play weakside linebacker, but going back I'd probably take a different position here.

Round 5, Pick 159 - Walt Aikens, CB, Liberty

I really like this guy. He has great size and plays a strong press game, the kind of CB Gus likes. He's raw, but with Alan Ball and Dwayne Gratz playing the outside right now, he doesn't have to step in to get picked on as a rookie.

Round 6, Pick 179 - Crockett Gilmore, TE, Colorado State

I don't think he'll go this low in the draft, pass catchers with his potential would probably go at least a round higher. And I'm not sure the Jags will take a TE in the draft now that Clay Harbor was re-signed. Either way, I do like him at this pick as an oversized receiver.

Round 6, Pick Blaine Gabbert - Cassius Marsh, DE, UCLA

Maybe Cassius Marsh played well in college thanks to Anthony Barr. Maybe he was also overshadowed by Anthony Barr and there's a lot of potential. I also don't think he drops this low, but he's a guy worth taking note of here in the 5th-6th round.

Round 7, Pick 222 - Zach Fulton, G, Tennessee

He's big.

I think this draft gives the Jags a ton of offensive potential. As much as I want a pass rusher or defensive tackle at the 2nd round pick if the 1st rounder is a quarterback, I think a wide receiver is necessary to give Teddy the weapons he needs to play well. I also think, if this is how the draft goes, Teddy is our day 1 starter. We're married right off the bat.

Round 1, Pick 3 - Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina

Beast.

Round 2, Pick 39 - Kelvin Benjamin, WR, FSU

Still taking him or another WR here to be a great target for Henne or whoever is over/underthrowing him balls next year. If we don't take a WR this early, however, I'm a huge fan of Jared Abbrederis in the 3rd or 4th.

Round 3, Pick 70 - Weston Richburg, C, Colorado State

I still love his potential as the next Meester, and I think taking Clowney actually makes this pick more likely. I'd rather have guys like him and Benjamin instead of our "dating" QB in the first 3 rounds, before the talent level drops off a bit in the 4th.

Round 4, Pick 105 - Zach Mettenberger, QB, LSU

If he falls to the 4th, I like his potential. I don't think he will, though, so replace with David Fales as my 2nd favorite dating QB. I like their potential. Stay away from Aaron Murray/AJ McCarron, I think they haven't shown that they have potential and we already have a veteran backup in Chad Henne.

Round 4, Pick 114 - Will Sutton, DT, Arizona State

Tons of upside if he can live up to his potential. If this guy turns out well, the Jags would have a fierce pass rush. He's undersized, though, so I don't know how likely it is that he fits into the scheme.

Round 5, Pick 144 - Michael Schofield, G, Michigan

Taken at the same spot for the same reasons in the first mock-versatility across the line.

Round 5, Pick 150 - Walt Aikens, CB, Liberty

Still love his potential and size.

Round 5, Pick 159 - Logan Thomas, QB, Virginia Tech

Ok, so maybe he shows some potential at quarterback. I don't really buy into that, though. I'm sure Fisch could find somewhere to play this guy, possibly as a tight end. The Denard Robinson pick last year shows that they're not afraid to try out something like this, and I think they can find success with an athletic beast like Logan Thomas.

Round 6, Pick 179 - Jon Halapio, G, Florida

I think he'd be going much higher if not due to injuries. The 6th round is a good place for taking a guy like this who just hasn't quite lived up to his expectations yet.

Round 6, Pick 205 - Tyler Starr, OLB, South Dakota

He did well at the combine, and could add some depth to both the linebackers and the LEO.

Round 7, Pick 222 - Cassius Marsh, DE, UCLA

Sorry it gets a little unimaginative here, but I like Marsh or Aaron Lynch from USF here.

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