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2019 NFL mock draft: Bleacher Report thinks Jaguars pick... Deionte Thompson?

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Bleacher Report's Ryan McCrystal has released his latest mock draft for 2019 and since the Jacksonville Jaguars secured a non-winning record yesterday, it’s time to start posting these, folks.

Let’s get to the picks.

With an offense in need of help at arguably every position group, McCrystal thinks the Jaguars go with Alabama defensive back Deionte Thompson.

Wait, what?

Here’s the list of the top 15 picks:

1. San Francisco 49ers: Nick Bosa, EDGE, Ohio State

2. Arizona Cardinals: Quinnen Williams, DT, Alabama

3. Oakland Raiders: Justin Herbert, QB, Oregon

4. New York Jets: Greedy Williams, CB, LSU

5. New York Giants: Jonah Williams, OT, Alabama

6. Jacksonville Jaguars: Deionte Thompson, S, Alabama

7. Atlanta Falcons: Ed Oliver, DL, Houston

8. Detroit Lions: Raekwon Davis, DT, Alabama

9. Buffalo Bills: Josh Allen, EDGE, Kentucky

10. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Devin White, LB, LSU

11. Green Bay Packers: Clelin Ferrell, EDGE, Clemson

12. Cleveland Browns: Jeffery Simmons, DT, Mississippi State

13. Miami Dolphins: Rashan Gary, DL, Michigan

14. Denver Broncos: Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State

15. Philadelphia Eagles: Byron Murphy, CB, Washington

I understand it’s a deep defensive draft at the top, and Thompson is certainly a first round talent, but do we really think that he’s a better selection than Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins? Will the Jaguars really Bortles themselves through the 2019 season?

On the other end of the Internet, the guys at The Draft Network went the opposite route — mocking Iowa tight end at No. 6 overall.

Here’s what they had to say about the John Mackey Award finalist:

I’m here for the madness with a Top 6 tight end. Let’s get weird.

Jacksonville desperately needs pass-catching help, but I don’t think they’re gonna shake their run-first identity any time soon (unless they move on from The Great Bortler). A true in-line tight end makes a ton of sense for how the scheme works — and that’s why I brought T.J. Hockenson to the table, the best in-line tight end in this class. Hock is only a redshirt sophomore, but with the way he’s dominated for the Hawkeyes and continued to become stronger and faster, I think he’s a future elite prospect at the position.

So... defense or offense for the Jaguars at the top of the first round? Would you rather they go defensive back or tight end?

Poll

Who would you rather have the Jaguars pick in the 2019 NFL Draft?

This poll is closed

  • 43%
    S Deionte Thompson
    (382 votes)
  • 56%
    TE T.J. Hockenson
    (487 votes)
869 votes total Vote Now