Starting with 14 picks, for this Jaguars Mock Draft the GM traded down early to maximize his muscle to move around and target players that should impact the Jacksonville Jaguars for 2022 and beyond. An exciting Mock Draft for the Jags! This is an aggressive Jaguars Mock Draft. The team doesn’t need bottom-of-the-roster guys, they need starters and solid rotation guys and this VERY deep draft is perfect for that as it has a ton of talent from the bottom of the first round on through the fourth and even into the fifth. Let’s dive in!
Jaguars Mock Draft PICKS
No picks in the 7th round! This only makes sense. The Jags had enough gas to juice the top of the NFL Draft. They don’t need to take flyers at the bottom.
6/1 – Punter Matt Araiza – and why not? The Jags have the gas in the tank and they need to improve across the board. A punter that has exploded the metrics for punting in the NCAA? This pick is a 6th-round-no-brainer.
6/9 – CB Isaac Taylor-Stuart – 6’2″, 195 lbs, and can FLY! Has an injury history but hey, the upside is there.
6/19 – Safety Smoke Monday – The 6’3″, 200lbs Auburn product is a chess piece that can play all over the map. Plug him in Jacksonville!
5/9 – CB Akayleb Evans – The 6’2″, 198 lb Missouri cornerback checks all of the boxes for n NFL outside guy. He needs to be developed but has the potential to be a quality starter in the NFL. He should be a stud special teamer until he can fit into the rotation.
4/4 – Dohnovan West – The Jags have a starter at center that used to be great but is in the slow decline that can become a landslide in a hurry. West can be the guy that carries the position for the next 10 years but he needs seasoning. A perfect fit for the Jags.
3/6 – TE Jeremy Ruckert – Yes the club signed Evan Engram who is an upgrade at the position but he has never proven to be a reliable blocker or a consistent player. Rucker is all of that and more but could use some time as a TE3 to get his NFL chops. This is a great pick making the team incredibly deep at a position that maximizes their flexibility, and diversity as well as the ability to protect the QB when needed.
3/20 – OT Rasheed Walker – In a deep draft there is 1st round talent available at OT. Walker can man the RT position in year one and transition to the LT position down the road.
2/1 – DT Devonte Wyatt – The Jags DT play was bottom of the league and Devonte Wyatt will change that as a rookie. Moving forward he could give Jacksonville a dominant presence in the middle.
2/2 – LB Quay Walker – Mike LB is the biggest position of need for the Jags and Walker could transition there quite nicely or takeover at the Will and upgrade the position that way. There is no downside.
2/8 – IOL Tyler Smith – the Jags need to get better everywhere along the offensive line. Tyler Smith can play both guard position and projects as a force. Trevor Lawrence love every OL pick the team can make.
2/27 – TE/WR Isaiah Likely – A TE that can block as well as fly, Likely is a chess piece you can play in so many positions. It’s a matchup league and this guy is a matchup nightmare.
1/9 – Edge/LB Jermaine Johnson – The Jags traded down not needing a 4-3 guy for their 3-4 defense and landed the guy with more upside. Johnson can do it all and is still raw. Great fit for Jacksonville.
1/20 – Safety Daxton Hill – Rayshawn Jenkins needs to be replaced in a big way. Daxton Hill will upgrade the position as a rookie and become a defensive weapon for the Jags down the road.
1/24 – WR Treylon Burks – Captain Kirk is a solid signing for the Jags but they still need a true WR1 and Zay Jones ain’t it. Treylon Burks is. Draft him, sign him, enjoy the ride.
Round 1 Pick 1 Evan Neal OT, Alabama
Round 1 Pick 4 Kayvon Thibodeaux EDGE, Oregon
Round 1 Pick 9 Jermaine Johnson EDGE, Florida StateRound 2 Pick 40 Tyler Smith IOL, Tulsa Round 4 Pick 109 Dohnovan West IOL, Arizona State Round 5 Pick 152 Akayleb Evans CB, Missouri
Round 1 Pick 10 Derek Stingley Jr. CB, LSU
Round 1 Pick 20 Daxton Hill S, Michigan Round 2 Pick 52 Round 3 Pick 84 Rasheed Walker OT, Penn State
Round 1 Pick 24 Treylon Burks WR, Arkansas
Round 2 Pick 52 Jalen Pitre S, Baylor Round 4 Pick 106 Myjai Sanders EDGE, Cincinnati Round 5 Pick 157 Jalen Wydermyer TE, Texas A&M Round 6 Pick 197 Verone McKinley III S, Oregon Round 7 Pick 222 Nick Grant S, Virginia
Round 2 Pick 59 Isaiah Likely TE, Coastal Carolina
Round 3 Pick 65 Kingsley Enagbare EDGE, South Carolina Round 7 Pick 235 Markquese Bell S, Florida A&M
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