My latest mock draft for SB Nation hit the web on Monday and included three full rounds. Instead of stopping there, I decided to extend the draft for the Jaguars and speculate with seven rounds of predictions.
The first three picks are exactly the same as my Monday mock. Jacksonville grabs the quarterback of the future, a hard-hitting safety and a LEO candidate. But there are more needs to address and only seven rounds to do it.
You can check out my full mock draft here. As for the Jaguars, here are a few names to look out for in the remaining four rounds.
Round 1, Pick 2: Geno Smith, Quarterback, West Virginia
When a team needs a quarterback, that is the team's biggest need. GM David Caldwell has said the Jaguars will be a needs-based team in the draft, but without any history, it's tough to tell just how the new front office will draft. Blaine Gabbert has not inspired enough confidence to convince the Jaguars to pass on the best quarterback prospect in the 2013 class. West Virginia's Geno Smith has big potential, and if Caldwell sees him as a franchise guy after spending time with him in Morgantown, he will pull the trigger. Jacksonville will also try to trade down, but we're leaving trades out of this mock.
Round 2, Pick 22: D.J. Swearinger, Safety, South Carolina
Gus Bradley likes long, athletic players in the secondary, and D.J. Swearinger fits the bill. The hard-hitting defensive back has the versatility to play multiple positions in the secondary at a high level. The Jaguars should have a lot of options with this pick. Offensive line, linebacker, defensive end and cornerback could all be in play here. Plus, keep in mind that Caldwell will have all night in between the first and second rounds to field offers for the pick. With all of the talent available in the second round, Caldwell may want to move back and get more picks.
Round 3, Pick 64: Corey Lemonier, DE, Auburn
Much has been made about the new "LEO" position that the Jaguars will employ under new head coach Gus Bradley. Jason Babin and Andre Branch seem to have the skill set to fit the position, but another long-term prospect at the position is a need in this draft. Enter Corey Lemonier, who is one of the best fits for the "LEO" role in this draft. Lemonier fires off the snap well and has a blend of power and speed that make him a high upside option for the Jaguars on day three.
Round 4, Pick 98: Reid Fragel, OT, Ohio State
At the NFL Scouting Combine, Caldwell was asked who would be the Jaguars' right tackle if they played tomorrow. His response: "It's a good thing we don't play tomorrow." Cameron Bradfield had an up and down 2012 season, so the Jaguars would be wise to bring in some competition. Reid Fragel is an athletic tackle with tons of experience playing on the right side.
Round 5, Pick 135: Sanders Commings, CB, Georgia
The Jaguars are going to need to add multiple defensive backs in this draft, and cornerback Sanders Commings fits the mold of what they are trying to find in the secondary. He's a physical player with plenty of length that is at his best when playing press coverage close to the line of scrimmage.
Round 6, Pick 170: Aaron Hester, CB, UCLA
Aaron Hester gives the Jaguars another long, athletic cornerback to develop. Hester has some flaws, but he's built well and has more upside than most late rounders. He could come in and compete for playing time right away.
Round 7, Pick 208: Archibald Barnes, LB, Vanderbilt
There are a lot of things to like about Archibald Barnes. He reads plays well and flows to the football with ease, filling lanes in the running game. He is a long, athletic player that plays a bit faster than some might think. Barnes also has the ability to contribute as a pass rusher, something that Bradley said the team will look for in a weak side linebacker. The biggest concern with him is strength. He gets blown up at times, but as a seventh round, developmental linebacker, he has some upside.