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What if the Jacksonville Jaguars had listened to Mike Mayock — now a real NFL general manager — in the last eight drafts?

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After years of analysis, punditry, and presentation centered around the NFL Draft, former NFL Network announcer Mike Mayock is now a real, live NFL general manager with the Oakland Raiders. He’s joining Jon Gruden and boy is this gonna be fun to watch.

Mayock is known for a lot of things in the draft world, but his mock drafts are used far and wide among agents and sportswriters alike.

While Mayock (and others) may put out a handful of mock drafts between now and the NFL Draft, it’s the last mock draft that counts. That’s the one that most represents your views on players, fits, and front office leanings the closest to the real live event.

But what if Mayock was our general manager? What if he was the one making the picks for the last eight years instead of Gene Smith, Dave Caldwell, and Tom Coughlin?

Let’s compare first round draft picks!

2011-2018 Jaguars draft results

Year Player All-Pro Pro Bowls Starter Seasons Games Started
Year Player All-Pro Pro Bowls Starter Seasons Games Started
2011 Blaine Gabbert 0 0 3 27
2012 Justin Blackmon 0 0 2 18
2013 Luke Joeckel 0 0 4 39
2014 Blake Bortles 0 0 5 73
2015 Dante Fowler 0 0 0 1
2016 Jalen Ramsey 1 2 3 48
2017 Leonard Fournette 0 0 2 21
2018 Taven Bryan 0 0 0 1

*These stats are for when the player was with the Jaguars.

Uh, yikes.

The only good player on this list is Jalen Ramsey. Eight years of first round picks — seven of which were in the top five — and only one player is a Pro Bowl caliber player. I don’t think the Jaguars could do worse if they tried.

Now let’s look at how Mayock would have drafted if he were the general manager.

2011-2018 Mayock results

Year Player All-Pro Pro Bowls Starter Seasons Games Started
Year Player All-Pro Pro Bowls Starter Seasons Games Started
2011 Ryan Kerrigan 0 4 8 128
2012 Quinton Coples 0 0 2 32
2013 Luke Joeckel 0 0 4 39
2014 Khalil Mack 2 4 5 77
2015 Dante Fowler 0 0 0 1
2016 Jalen Ramsey 1 2 3 48
2017 Leonard Fournette 0 0 2 21
2018 Hayden Hurst 0 0 0 0

The results for the early seasons are a little skewed because Mayock didn’t predict that the Jaguars would do some first round trading and maneuvering.

While the results are the same for four out of the eight drafts, the two that really stand out are Ryan Kerrigan and Khalil Mack instead of Blaine Gabbert and Blake Bortles. Can you imagine a defense boasting Kerrigan, Mack, and Jalen Ramsey as Mayock would have built for us?