The Jacksonville Jaguars suffered through a truly atrocious 2020, but the reward was well worth it. Armed with the first overall pick, Urban Meyer’s team has the resources to rebuild from the ground up and create a perennial winner. This mock draft is the first step in that process for the Jacksonville Jaguars. While they might not win the Super Bowl next year, this draft needs to be the foundation for their future success.
Note: This Jaguars mock draft was performed using The Draft Network’s Mock Draft Machine
Jacksonville Jaguars Seven Round Mock Draft: Post-Free Agency Edition
First Round (1st Overall) – Trevor Lawrence, QB
Duh. Moving along…
First Round (25th Overall) – Terrace Marshall, WR [Draft Profile]
The Jaguars need help at just about every position, so I went with the best player available approach – and that player was Terrace Marshall. With Justin Jefferson in the NFL and Ja’Marr Chase opting out, Marshall had a chance to really prove what he could do as the top option in LSU’s offense. The junior was up for the task, putting together a monster season while lining up in the slot and out wide. His route running could be a little better, but he’s a freak athlete with proven production – and that is easily worth a first-round pick.
Second Round (33rd Overall) – Liam Eichenberg, OT
In the first round, we found the franchise quarterback and another reliable weapon. These are obviously important pieces, but they won’t matter much if Lawrence spends his entire career on his back. This is a good draft for offensive tackles, and Liam Eichenberg is the best one left in this Jaguars mock draft. Eichenberg is a fundamentally-sound, tough, physical player that should be able to start right out of the gate. He has three years of starting experience and excels in both the run and pass game.
Second Round (45th Overall) – Levi Onwuzurike, IDL [Draft Profile]
A lot of coaches believe in building a defense from the inside out, which means investing in the trenches to collapse the pocket and stuff the run game. Levi Onwuzurike might be smaller than your typical interior defender, but he makes up for it with insane agility and jump off the ball. He isn’t going to light up the stat sheet, but he’s the type of player that collapses the pocket and allows others to make plays.
Third Round (65th Overall) – Quinn Meinerz, IOL
Quinn Meinerz absolutely dominated his competition in college, but that isn’t saying all that much. The Wisconsin-Whitewater product didn’t exactly face future All-Pros, and he missed the 2020 season. There isn’t much of a sample to go on, but he proved he can hold up against NFL-caliber players during the Senior Bowl. He does everything you like to see in a center, and should compete to start right out of the gate.
Fourth Round (106th Overall) – Michael Carter, RB
James Robinson was a fantastic find as an undrafted free agent, and he’s still going to be the top back in this offense. However, his massive workload was completely unsustainable, and the Jaguars need to find someone capable of reducing his load. Michael Carter is that somebody, as the relatively-undersized back is a great receiver and a competent runner. He’s the perfect change-of-pace back for this offense and should help keep Robinson fresh throughout the grueling 17-game season.
Fourth Round (130th Overall) – Dayo Odeyingbo, EDGE
Based on athletic prowess, Dayo Odeyingbo has the chance to be one of the biggest steals of this draft. The 6’-5”, 276 pound edge rusher is a freak of nature, and you can see that every time you pop on the film. However, the production hasn’t matched this potential, as he’s still very raw as a prospect. If a coaching staff can tweak the subtle nuances in his game, then he has the potential to be a starting-caliber pass rusher.
Fifth Round (145th Overall) – James Wiggins, S
James Wiggins would be a great player in the 1980’s. The big-bodied safety delivers some of the nastiest hits you’ll ever see and is a true force when in the box. However, he is a one-direction safety that can get lost in space, which means he probably won’t ever be a starter in today’s pass-happy NFL. That said, there is still a role for guys like Wiggins, and he should be a great special teams ace as well.
Fifth Round (170th Overall) – Thomas Graham Jr., CB
It’s easy to be overcome by athleticism during the offseason, and Thomas Graham is not a great athlete. The Oregon product is slower than your typical NFL cornerback, and he won’t be able to match up against speedsters like Tyreek Hill. However, he’s fundamentally sound and knows how to make the most out of what physical gifts he does have. If everything goes right, he should be a solid third cornerback on this roster.
Seventh Round (249th Overall) – Nick Lenners, TE
This Jaguars mock draft wraps up with Nick Lenners out of Kansas State. Lenners is exactly what you’d expect to find at the end of the seventh round, as the tight end is particularly impressive in the passing game or from an athletic standpoint. However, he is a good blocker and has the potential to play tight end and fullback. If he can prove himself on special teams, he could have a situational role in the NFL.
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