clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

2016 NFL mock draft: Jacksonville Jaguars pick Leonard Floyd

In the second round of the SB Nation bloggers mock draft, the Jaguars grab another linebacker. Whew.

Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

The 2016 SB Nation bloggers mock draft is in the middle of the second round and Alfie Crow is at the helm, having the Jacksonville Jaguars pick UCLA linebacker Myles Jack in the first round. Myles Jack represents a lot of value with the No. 5 overall pick and helps address the only position group on defense they didn't address: linebacker.

Now in the second round, we're doubling down on linebacker who can provide some help along the edge and getting Leonard Floyd out of Georgia. Why?

Alfie Crow: The Jaguars need all the help they can get in the front seven of the defense, especially at the linebacker level, which is a position they did not address at all in free agency this offseason. Having added their MLB of the future in Myles Jack in the first round, adding a strongside linebacker/edge rusher in Leonard Floyd would seem like the perfect fit. Floyd played inside and out in Georgia’s 3-4 defense in college and has experience blitzing from multiple angles and spots, including looping inside, which is something Jacksonville likes to do. Floyd also has the size, length and athleticism to rush the passer with his hand on the ground in packages, or simply just blitz from the edge from his linebacker position in base packages.'s Dan Kadar likes the pick, saying:

Dan Kadar: Landing a pass rusher and a linebacker early in the draft is about as good as the Jaguars could hope this year. Floyd's versatility will be a critical asset for the defense, even if he begins his career mostly as a pass rush specialist. Floyd grades out as a top-25 pick, so getting him in this range and filling arguably Jacksonville's top need means this choice deserves acclaim.

What do you think? What grade would you give a draft that gets us Leonard Floyd in the second round?