The season just ended and it’s way too early for mock drafts. We don’t even know who the Head Coach will be. We aren’t even positive Trent Baalke will remain as GM.
We don’t know which Jaguars scheduled to be Free Agents will be re-signed, or if the Jaguars will use a franchise tag. We don’t know which Free Agents they’ll be able to target and sign in March.
So here’s a Jags mock draft
1. Evan Neal (OT, Alabama)
Huge caveats: what happens with Cam Robinson, how the team (new regime?) views Walker Little, and whether we throw big money at a LT in the offseason.
However, even if we fill LT prior to the Draft, or have Little slotted to start at LT, who’s to say Neal couldn’t replace Jawaan Taylor on the right side? Some people like Neal better as a RT anyways.
Investing in the OL makes sense given our franchise’s future rests in QB Trevor Lawrence.
33. George Pickens (WR, Georgia)
Huge caveats: what happens with DJ Chark, how the team (new regime?) views the WR group with Marvin Jones and Laviska Shenault, and whether we throw big money at a WR1 in the offseason.
Pickens was trending towards being a potential top 15 pick prior to his ACL tear. He is returning to form though, and might not even be available at #33. His tape shows the tools to be the starting "X" - a true alpha WR1 that the Jaguars haven’t had in…a long time.
65. Jalen Wydermyer (TE, Texas A&M)
Huge caveat: whether the (new regime?) wants to stay put with the 3 TE’s as of now in Manhertz, Arnold, and Farrell. That actually is a serviceable trio if they all stay healthy.
But Manhertz is almost 30 and the team has a potential out this offseason in his deal (and only 1 year left if he’s retained). Arnold also has 1 year left on his deal. And most importantly, the Jags haven’t had a reliable receiving threat at TE since…it’s been a while.
At 6’5, 265 lbs. and 21 years young - this guy could be Trevor Lawrence’s red zone blanket for a long time.
70. Wan’Dale Robinson (WR, Kentucky)
Huge caveat: what happens with Tavon Austin, how the (new regime?) views Jamal Agnew and his health status.
This team, this offense, and this QB are in desperate need of help both in the form of pass protection and playmaking ability. Robinson is a starting slot receiver and explosive play waiting to happen.
Adding these 4 players with a healthy backfield (Robinson, Etienne) and designing an offense that best utilizes Trevor’s skillset could see the Jags offense grow exponentially.
We’d have 5 faces at:
- LT (Neal)
- RB (Etienne)
- "X" WR (Pickens)
- "SL" WR (Robinson)
- TE (Wydermyer)