We are mere weeks away from the 2019 NFL Draft so the mock drafts are in full swing. Who will the Jacksonville Jaguars be taking in the first two rounds is up in the air — but luckily we have Todd McShay and Mel Kiper, Jr. to whet our appetite until then with a dueling mock draft!
Let’s see their predictions below:
7. Jacksonville Jaguars
Kiper: Jawaan Taylor, OT, Florida
Jacksonville’s biggest need? Right tackle. The best right tackle in this draft? Taylor. Perfect fit.
McShay: Jawaan Taylor, OT, Florida
Seeing eye-to-eye through seven picks! Have to love that, Mel. Stick Taylor at right tackle to protect Nick Foles and block for the Leonard Fournette ground game.
Dwayne Haskins and Quinnen Williams are off the board, so... I guess? I just don’t think offensive tackles are worth a top 10 selection. I’d much rather take T.J. Hockenson or Noah Fant or Brian Burns or Montez Sweat, who would make a larger impact right away. But the right side of that line is in need of some help, so sure. Whatever.
38. Jacksonville Jaguars
Kiper: Taylor Rapp, S, Washington
If Jacksonville adds an offensive lineman in the first round, safety is the next need I have on my list. Rapp is good against the run and might be better playing closer to the line of scrimmage.
McShay: N’Keal Harry, WR, Arizona State
The Jags already have good potential at wide receiver, but Harry’s size-speed combination would be an asset for Nick Foles.
I wouldn’t mind taking another safety but like last year why pick one so high in the draft? A selection this high in the second round is just a few spots away from a low first rounder. There are playmaking safeties out there but they can be had later in the draft — and with two selections in the third round why not wait until then?
However, if the pick is N’Keal Harry and if the Jaguars know how to use him in the passing game, that could be a big deal. Matt Harmon of Yahoo Sports has a plan on how to use him and Nick Foles would thrive with this sort of receiver.
Watching N'Keal Harry this afternoon. Him playing in a Larry Fitzgerald/JuJu Smith-Schuster big slot and flanker hybrid role feels like a good fit.— Matt Harmon (@MattHarmon_BYB) March 6, 2019
What do you think of these two-round mock drafts? Would you be happy with Kiper over McShay or vice versa? Or are you upset with both? Let us know in the comments below!