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2008 Jaguars Mock Draft Tracker
2008 NFL Mock Drafts
 
2008 Jaguars Mock Draft Tracker
Site 1st Rnd Pick Pos. Ht. Wt. College Pick Assessment
NFL Draft Countdown - (Updated 1/18) Phillip Merling DE 6-5 270 Clemson Defensive end Bobby McCray is set to become an unrestricted free agent and might not be back while Reggie Hayward is still struggling to regain his pre-injury form so it would not be a surprise to see the Jaguars look in that direction with this pick. After playing second fiddle to Gaines Adams earlier in his career Phillip Merling finally got his chance to shine in 2007 and he emerged as a potential first rounder. A two-way end with a terrific motor who can play both the run and the pass effectively, Merling may be just the right fit here. Don't rule out yet another wide receiver either though..
WalterFootball.com - (Updated 1/16) Calais Campbell DE 6-8 255 Miami The Jaguars prefer extra-large defensive linemen, and they'll get an exceptional one here in Calais Campbell. They need depth at the end position, especially if Paul Spicer leaves via free agency.
Draft King - (Updated 1/15) Reggie Smith CB 6-0 192 Oklahoma The Jags made improvements late in the year against the pass, but they could still use help in the secondary. If the Jaguars want to get over the hump and make it past the Colts in the AFC South, adding another young, talented player to the secondary could be a wise move. Smith suffered a broken toe in the Big XII Title game, but he apparently felt that he'd be able to recover in time for the draft. When healthy, Smith is a talented cover man with great speed who could also help the Jags with their kick return game..
Rivals.com - (Updated 1/04) Brandon Flowers CB 5-10 186 Virginia Tech The Jaguars are looking to improve in pass coverage, and this corner can help.
FF Toolbox - (Updated 1/17) Quentin Groves DE 6-3 249 Auburn Quentin Groves will add even more fire power to Jacksonville's defense. The Jaguars are solid on D, but Groves is a fantastic pass rusher who can get in the backfield in a hurry. Groves is a little small, but the massive DTs of the Jaguars will help take pressure off of him..
NFL Draft Blitz - (Updated 1/12) Calais Campbell DE 6-8 255 Miami (A HUGE Defensive End, if he weren't from the U, I'd be all in)
About.com: Football - (Updated 12/24) Quentin Groves DE 6-3 249 Auburn Adding some explosiveness to the pass rush from the outside should be a priority for any already-stingy defense. At nearly 250 pounds, Groves flashes 4.4 speed, and has good pass-rushing skills..
Houston Chronicle - (Updated 1/1) Quentin Groves DE 6-3 249 Auburn The question is whether or not he will be able to hold up as a DE in a 4-3 in the pros. He's probably a better fit in a 3-4, but he would give the Jags a great edge rusher.
NFL Mock Draft 2008 - (Updated 12/22) D.J. Hall WR 6-3 183 Alabama (A tall thin wide receiver. Just like John Broussard. I don't see this happening)
Draft Dog - (Updated 1/15) Bruce Davis OLB 6-2 233 UCLA Davis would give the Jags an elite pass rusher. He will be converted to outside linebacker in the NFL. Wide receiver is also an option.
Football's Future - (Updated 1/15) Harry Douglas WR 5-11 170 Louisville Douglas would bring the type of speed and homerun ability the Jags need at the WR spot. They have some big, physical targets at receiver and tight end but nobody to consistently stretch the field.
The Football Expert - (Updated 1/15) Reggie Smith CB/S 6-0 192 Oklahoma With Campbell and Harvey off the board and no defensive end of value here, the Jaguars find Reggie Nelson’s safety mate, in another Reggie. Sammy Knight had a solid season, but at age 32 he only has a few more seasons. Smith brings the versatility of playing anywhere in the defensive backfield.
DraftTek - (Updated 1/16) Philip Merling DE 6-5 270 Clemson (It's clear that we have a defensive trend here...)
My NFL Draft - (Updated 1/15) Reggie Smith CB/S 6-0 195 Oklahoma (I like a guy who can play CB and Safety, youth in the secondary is never a bad thing)
Todd McShay(ESPN) - (Updated 1/16) Quentin Groves DE 6-3 249 Auburn The Jaguars should use this pick on the best available pass-rusher. Although Groves struggled through an injury-riddled senior season, there isn't an edge rusher in the 2008 class with better top-end speed. His stock is likely to soar following what should be impressive showings at the combine and individual workouts.
Draft Notebook - (Updated 1/17) Mario Manningham WR 6-0 185 Michigan (I just don't see us taking a Wide Receiver this late in the first round)
SportsProjections.com - (Updated 1/17) Kentwan Balmer DT 6-5 288 North Carolina Stroud and Henderson are getting older, and the Jaguars will decide it is time to add a young tackle to the rotation. Teams will have a hell of a time running against that front.
Draft Express - (Updated 1/14) Mario Manningham WR 6-0 185 Michigan The Jaguars have struggled in drafting wide receivers. They currently do not have anyone on the team with more than 39 catches. That is an atrocious sub 3 catches a game. Reggie Williams and Ernest Wilford are big possession receivers. Look for the Jaguars to add a burner like Manningham to give Garrard a home run threat that they have not had ever in Jacksonville./i>
DraftAce.com - (Updated 1/13) Calais Campbell DE 6-8 255 Miami The Jaguars really should get David Garrard a reliable receiver. Given their complete inability to judge talent at the receiver position in recent years, that's unlikely. Instead, they should try to bolster what is already one of the AFC's top defenses. 32 year old Paul Spicer was the Jags only defensive end with more than 3 sacks this season..
New Era Scouting - (Updated 1/6) Quentin Groves DE 6-3 249 Auburn (Quentin is as close to a Consensus pick so far today).
Junkyard Jake - (Updated 1/18) Ali Highsmith LB 6-1 255 LSU Great athlete with good speed and range. Doesn't have great instincts, needs to make better reads.
Draft Board Insider - (Updated 1/17) Calais Campbell DE 6-8 255 Miami (I get excited thinking about this guy coming off the edge with his size...)
Great Blue North - (Updated 1/16) Quentin Groves DE 6-3 249 Auburn (another Quentin pick.)
The Landry Hat - (Updated 1/14) DeSean Jackson WR 5-11 175 Cal Although I almost put Jackson in the hands of the Cowboys, the Jags could use him, too. If he does get picked by the Cowboys, then maybe the Jags snag Manningham.
Like Seriously WTF? - (Updated 1/15) James Hardy WR 6-5 220 Indiana Go watch a youtube highlight clip of this kid to see how amazing he is, then imagine him being the first legitimate wide receiver that the Jaguars have had in years.