By: James Johnson (@J_1010xl)
Round 1 (Pick #2) The Jacksonville Jaguars select:Dion Jordan, DE/OLB, Oregon- If you read my articles or follow me on Twitter, you'd probably know by now Jordan is one of my favorite prospects in this draft. I'd say he's probably the most athletic prospect and a lot of analysts would agree. So with that being said, it came to no one’s surprise that Jordan performed as well as he did at the Combine. He was among the top performers in the 40 yard dash in which he ran a 4.6, the 20 yard shuttle in which he ran a 4.35, and the broad jump in which he leaped a 10'2. Though most knew beforehand what he was capable of, the Combine was pretty much confirmation. It's clear that he fits the mold of what Gus Bradley wants in the Leo position. Only problem with Jordan is that he'll miss a majority of the team’s offseason workouts since that he'll be recovering from Labrum surgery. Word is he'll back around May or June from rehab, however. If Jordan's surgery scares the Jaguars, they have plenty of other options here. They could also go with Barkevious Mingo or Ezekiel Ansah here, who both looked just as good as Jordan at the Combine, or even attempt to trade out. With reports surfacing that the Raiders are interested in Geno Smith, the Jaguars could possibly work out a deal with a QB needy team that may want to jump Oakland if they don't want Geno for themselves.
Round 2(Pick #33) The Jacksonville Jaguars select: Jessie Williams, NT, Alabama – David Caldwell and Thomas Dimitroff scouted and drafted a ton of SEC players while together in Atlanta, so Caldwell’s statements about drafting players from “big schools” didn’t surprise me at all. That being said, Caldwell grabs a big-time player from the best team in college football here. This is right in the general area where I think Williams will come off the board. He would be a great fit for Bradley’s scheme at the 5-technique (think of the role Red Bryant plays in Seattle) or the 1-technique. My problem with Williams is he's strictly a run-stuffer, and I would like to see more out of him as a pass-rusher though it's not necessarily needed for the positions he'd play in the Jags scheme. The Jags could also go with a corner here like Johnthan Backs, who I almost put here.
Round 3(Pick #64) The Jacksonville Jaguars select: Brian Schwenke, C, California – Once again I mock a prospect I'm high on here. Yes, it might be a bit of a reach to some, but I've seen a lot of film on Schwenke and I think he has the potential to man the middle here in Jacksonville for the next ten years. Prior to the Combine, most had him as a third to fourth round pick with an impressive showing at the Senior Bowl. Now that he’s also had a great Combine his stock will rise even more in my opinion. In all honesty, I feel there's no way he'll make it out of round three. One person that seems to agree with me here is NFL Network Analyst Daniel Jeremiah, which leads me to believe I'm not the only one that thinks Schwenke is a sleeper. Not only could he be a starter, but he could also provide competition (which Gus Bradley is big on) in the middle with Brewster at center and Rackley at guard. Schwenke is also a good fit for the new zone-blocking system the Jags plan to use under Jedd Fisch from here on out.
Round 4(Pick #95) The Jacksonville Jaguars select: Blidi Wreh-Wilson, CB, Connecticut – I actually saw this pick on Mockone.net as Brad Hill (aka Californiajag) did a full Jaguars mock for them. I honestly believe that Wilson could fall to the Jags in round four just as he did on Mockone. Prior to the Combine I felt that he wouldn’t exactly wow people during workouts. For that reason, I think his stock could fall a little. Wilson is the type of corner Gus Bradley likes in his scheme, and he won’t be fooled by Wilson’s Combine workout. The Jags pull the trigger late here on a cornerback. Sounds like Richard Sherman all over again, right?
Round 5(Pick #128) The Jacksonville Jaguars select: Matt Scott, QB, Arizona – David Caldwell and Gus Bradley have stressed that there will be competition at every position, especially at quarterback. Though Blaine Gabbert will supposedly be given one more shot to start this season, it isn't guaranteed. I'm not saying that Matt Scott is the answer here in Jacksonville, either, but adding him for competition would certainly be a good idea. Scott would make a lot of sense here since he's very familiar with the Jaguars QB coach, Frank Scelfo, who trained and coached Scott recently.
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