The Jacksonville Jaguars are thin at wide receiver right now. Marqise Lee and Donte Moncrief are the outside guys, Dede Westbrook and Keelan Cole are the inside guys. Who in that receivers group is really commanding attention away from stacking the box? Westbrook has the speed and athleticism, but he’s still very much a rookie. Moncrief hasn’t put it all together yet.
Mel Kiper, Jr. released his third mock draft of the offseason today and is solving the Jaguars’ problems at wide receiver with the No. 29 overall pick.
29. Jacksonville Jaguars
D.J. Moore, WR, Maryland
Moore is one of my favorite prospects in this class, and he tested off the charts at the combine (4.42 40 and 11-foot broad jump). He could be a No. 1 receiver in time, and he’ll be an impact returner as a rookie. Jacksonville lost top wideout Allen Robinson in free agency and will try to replace him with a combination of Dede Westbrook, Donte Moncrief and Keelan Cole. Why not take a big-time receiver on Day 1 and fill that hole?
Why would you overspend on guys like Lee and Moncrief if you’re going to overspend again in the draft at receiver? At this point, with the release of Marcedes Lewis, a tight end seems much more likely.
What do you think? Is Moore the way to go? Or should the Jaguars look elsewhere on the offense with their first-round pick?