Hell hath no fury like a Big Cat Country commenter if someone predicts the Jacksonville Jaguars taking an offensive tackle with the No. 3 pick in the upcoming 2015 NFL Draft.
Luckily, Dan Kadar of Mocking The Draft doesn't think the team will do it with their first-round pick. Their second-round pick, however...
In his latest mock draft, Kadar stays true to his longstanding belief that the Jaguars select a pass rusher in Florida's Dante Fowler with their first pick. But a new name has emerged as a possibility in the second round: Miami offensive tackle Ereck Flowers.
3. Jacksonville Jaguars: Dante Fowler, DE, Florida
If Jacksonville has issue with the size of Nebraska’s Randy Gregory, they could target a player like Fowler. He’s not quite as explosive as Gregory, but he offers more as a moveable pass rusher. He can play inside or outside and occasionally line up as a linebacker.
36. Jacksonville Jaguars: Ereck Flowers, OT, Miami
Getting a starting-caliber offensive tackle in the second round would be an ideal scenario for the Jaguars. Flowers could start on the right side for Jacksonville and possibly even push Luke Joeckel for the left side spot.
With Kadar predicting a fall from the top-five for Marcus Mariota -- and the Tennessee Titans picking Leonard Williams at No. 2 overall -- I think this is as good a chance as any for a quarterback-needy team like the Philadelphia Eagles, New York Jets, Cleveland Browns, or Buffalo Bills to trade up and leap frog for the Oregon prospect.
I also don't think the talent gap between Pasztor and a rookie offensive tackle (even a good one like Flowers) is as big as the one you'll find with other positions on the team, such as linebacker or safety.
But this could all change based on what we do in free agency, so who knows?