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2014 NFL Mock Draft: Jaguars shore up three needs

In the latest mock draft from Mocking the Draft, the Jaguars come away with possibly a dream scenario.


The NFL Draft order has been set with the Super Bowl coming to conclusion and it's time for mock draft season to kick into full swing. There's quite a few ways the Jacksonville Jaguars can go with the No. 3 overall pick, but a lot of it hinges on what the first two teams above them do.

In the latest mock from Mocking the Draft, Dan Kadar goes three rounds and the Jaguars end up with a set of players I'm not sure I could complain about.

3. Jacksonville Jaguars - Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville

If Bridgewater is there for the Jaguars with the No.3 pick, he has to be the choice. Over the next three months, bad NFL Draft evaluators will knock Bridgewater. He's not big enough. He doesn't have a cannon arm. But they'll fail to mention how he's advanced at reading defense, or that he can actually go through his progressions. Doubters be damned, Bridgewater is a franchise quarterback.

39. Jacksonville Jaguars - Jeremiah Attaochu, OLB/DE, Georgia Tech

At the Senior Bowl, the Jaguars coaching staff rarely used Attaochu as a pass rusher. This led to some questions about his ability to line up as a Leo in Gus Bradley's defense. At Georgia Tech, Attaochu showed the ability to play defensive end or linebacker and would be a versatile piece for an improving defense.

70. Jacksonville Jaguars - Weston Richburg, C, Colorado State

Veteran Brad Meester is a free agent and at the Senior Bowl Richburg asserted himself as arguably the best center in this year's draft.

If the draft were to shake out like this in May, I'm sure most people would be happy with it. Judging by how Kadar's mock played out, there isn't much I can think of in way of alternative picks. Both Bridgewater and Attaochu make a ton of sense as far as fit and value. Richburg in the third round to shore up center is also a nice move by Kadar.

There are options for Timmy Jernigan or Bishop Sankey if you're looking for alternatives, but overall it was a nice haul for the Jaguars.