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2019 NFL mock draft: USA Today gives us a 7-round prediction for the Jaguars


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We’re not even to the Super Bowl and we’ve already got a seven-round mock draft for the Jacksonville Jaguars.

And they’re getting their quarterback!

Who does USA Today’s Luke Easterling think the Jaguars walk away with after the 2019 NFL Draft is finished and done with?

Let’s find out!

2019 NFL mock draft

7. Jacksonville Jaguars | Kyler Murray | QB | Oklahoma

The last time Easterling did this, he had the Jaguars passing on a quarterback in the first round in favor of grabbing a better overall player at a less important position. They then went for Will Grier from West Virginia in the top of the second round.

But now that Kyler Murray has declared for the NFL Draft, the Jaguars front office has a choice to make — do you take a chance on a guy who may be shorter than your prototypical quarterback, or do you wait again for the second tier guy in the next round?

38. Jacksonville Jaguars | T.J. Hockenson | TE | Iowa

Viewed as a third round talent in Easterling’s last mock draft, Hockenson is climbing the draft boards — and for good reason. You don’t just win the Mackey Award on accident.

69. Jacksonville Jaguars | Kaleb McGary | OT | Washington

Jacksonville is going to need to do something at the right tackle position when Jermey Parnell is inevitably cut to salvage what they can from the salary cap problems they created from putting one of the best defenses in football on the field together.

95. Jacksonville Jaguars (from LAR) | Anthony Johnson | WR | Buffalo

Like the pick before it, this is about upgrading a position that desperately needs it. Johnson is a short-to-intermediate guy who lit it up for the last two years in true MACtion style at Buffalo.

FUN FACT: No. 95 is the final pick in the third round, meaning that Easterling thinks the Los Angeles Rams win the Super Bowl on Sunday.

102. Jacksonville Jaguars | Anthony Nelson | EDGE | Iowa

Finished last season with 13.5 tackles for a loss and 9.5 sacks. He’s huge at 6’ 7” and 271 pounds. I wonder if Easterling sees them using Nelson more as a Big End in the vein of what they have now for Calais Campbell.

164. Jacksonville Jaguars | Myles Gaskin | RB | Washington

No sixth round picks so here we are in the seventh and final round of the NFL Draft and the Jaguars are finally address running back. The guy was a touchdown machine in four years at Washington, finding the end zone 62 times in 52 games. He never averaged less than 4.9 yards per carry and never finished with less than 1,321 yards from scrimmage in a single season. Sure, let’s see what he’s got.