The AFC South is about to get a lot better defensively if the ESPN's Todd McShay correctly predicts who the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans will select in the 2015 NFL Draft.
According to McShay, while the Jaguars want to upgrade their defensive line, the Titans will beat them to it and select USC defensive lineman Leonard Williams with the No. 2 overall pick. That leaves the Jaguars selecting Nebraska defensive end Randy Gregory with the No. 3 overall pick.
Why Gregory? McShay explains:
The Jags' biggest need is at right tackle, and they are looking for competition along their entire offensive line, but there isn't an offensive tackle in this class worth drafting at No. 3 overall. Gregory is a good fit, however. They need a young pass-rusher (Chris Clemons is 33), and Gregory is one of the most explosive edge rushers in this class. He needs to continue to add bulk and strength to his lean frame, but he has the length, violent hands and closing burst to get home off the edge.
Further down the draft, McShay has the Houston Texans selecting Stanford offensive tackle Andrus Peat with the No. 16 overall pick, a 6'6", 315-pound behemoth of a junior coming out early.
The Indianapolis Colts are predicted to select Virginia outside linebacker Eli Harold, also a junior.
Looks like the AFC South is about to get a lot better on the defensive side of the ball.