Jaguars Draft Prospects

It’s never too early to talk draft, right? Well, maybe it is a little too early but we’re going to talk it anyway. As evidenced by Sunday’s game, the Jaguars will have plenty of holes to fill when the draft comes around in May. We’re going to look at a few prospects that could fit the Jaguars early in the draft.

We don’t know exactly where the Jags will be selecting but the smart money says it will be in the Top 10….again. We’re going to look at some of the top college players that would represent areas of need.

Todd Gurley, RB, Georgia- Gurley is simply the best running back prospect since….Trent Richardson? This writer was never high on Richardson and normally I’m against taking running backs early in the draft, but Todd Gurley is a special talent that you can build an offense around, similar to an Adrian Peterson, without the strong hand. Gurley is rarely ever brought down by the first man, and almost never by one man. A two-headed Gurley/Gerhart backfield would be exciting.

Leonard Williams, DE, USC- Williams is an absolute monster on the defensive line and he plays with a huge motor. Although the Jaguars do have some talent on the defensive line, can you ever really have enough pass rushers? The 6-foot-4, 290 pound lineman can be a great table setter on the end in Gus Bradley’s defense as he keeps his pad-level low and makes plays in the backfield.

Cedric Ogbuehi, OT, Texas A & M- Ogbuehi is playing his first season at left tackle after playing right tackle and right guard the previous two seasons (behind Jake Matthews and Luke Joeckel). Ogbuehi appears to be more talented than his two first-round predecessors and coming off a game in which the Jaguars yielded 10 sacks, the Jags definitely have a need at the position.

Dante Fowler, Jr, DE, Florida- Fowler is an outstanding athlete that has played both outside linebacker and defensive end. He is a dominant player in the nation’s best conference and would be a great LEO. The Jaguars have some depth at the position but it’s never a bad thing to have another guy who can rush the passer.

Reese Dismukes, C, Auburn- The position of greatest need for the Jaguars might be at center. They desperately need to address the position and the answer is not likely in free agency. Dismukes isn’t a first-round prospect but he plays with a low center of gravity and moves well.

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