ESPN’s Todd McShay is once again playing general manager and he’s released his latest three-round mock draft today — and the Jacksonville Jaguars are getting a superstar on their defensive line and a couple of guys to help Blake Bortles in his fourth year.
Here are McShay’s picks through the first three rounds:
Todd McShay’s predictions for the Jaguars
Round 1 (4): Jonathan Allen, DT, Alabama
Round 2 (35): Evan Engram, TE, Mississippi
Round 3 (68): Carlos Henderson, WR, Louisiana Tech
I know the Jaguars have spent big on their defensive line the past two offseasons, but Allen is the rare D-lineman who can be an elite run defender and an elite pass-rusher while playing multiple positions up front. Alabama TE O.J. Howard will be an option for Jacksonville at No. 4, but I passed because of the tight end depth in this class. Day 2 is where I chose to get Blake Bortles a few more weapons. Engram ran a 4.42 40 at 234 pounds and has elite separation skills. I love Henderson's speed and competitiveness. He brings value as a return man, too.
One thing you should know — Solomon Thomas was already gone by the time the Jaguars picked so grabbing Allen instead is a fine selection. Engram is a first-round talent that could potentially slide to the second so I’m fine there. And I might be in the minority, but I am totally fine upgrading our receiving corps with a guy like Henderson because I don’t think this team has Allen Robinson, Allen Hurns, and Marqise Lee in two years.
What do you think? Let us know how you’d feel about these first three picks in the comments.