Dion Jordan: For almost the entire pre-draft process, I've stuck with my prediction of Geno Smith to the Jaguars, but I'm switching it up with three days to go. Call it cold feet, but I just get the sense that teams in general hold Dion Jordan in higher regard and that the Jaguars could use a defensive cornerstone like Jordan who can help in more ways than one.
That's not to say that I think the Jaguars ignore quarterback and wait for next year, I still think they address it in the first two days, but the closer we get the more I think it'll be Jordan in Jacksonville, although my mind is subject to change tomorrow or even today, as it has for most of the last month.
Johnathan Hankins: After taking a defensive "lineman" with the first pick, I realize it might seem weird to take another with the second pick, considering the Jaguars' needs at cornerback, offensive tackle, quarterback and just about everywhere else. However, I think the Jaguars really have enough needs that they can justify taking just about any player.
I think Hankins has been miscast as a 1-technique, space-eater when in reality, I think he offers much more. He had experience throughout the Ohio State line and does a good job shedding blocks and maintaining gap control which could make him a perfect fit in the Gus Bradley defense. The Seahawks defensive line in 2012 had three starters over 300 pounds, with two over 320.
The Jaguars roster currently has just two defensive lineman listed at over 300 pounds and none over 320. Adding more size to the defense is something that I think has been overlooked some.