First Round, 3rd Overall- Leonard Williams, DE, USC
The Jaguars are excited to see the very best player in the draft available at No. 3. Williams is an impact player who will immediately help a pretty good defensive line and add a shot in the arm to the Jacksonville pass rush. Sure, the Jaguars don’t have a desperate need at the position as they re-signed Tyson Alualu and added Jared Odrick in free agency, but Williams is simply too good of a football player to pass on.
Second Round, 36th Overall- Phillip Dorsett, WR, Miami
In Round One, the Jaguars went with pure value over need and in the second round, need meets value. Jacksonville has a major need for a speedy, slot receiver and Phillip Dorsett plays much bigger than his 5-foot-10, 185 pound frame would suggest. He has elite speed and suddenness and will add a great underneath dimension to a Jaguars passing attack that has a very good possession receiver in Allen Robinson and a deep threat in Marqise Lee.
Third Round, 67th Overall- Jeremy Langford, RB, Michigan State
Jacksonville has a major need at running back and instead of using a first day pick on an injured Todd Gurley, the team waited patiently and grabbed Jeremy Langford, a very productive back throughout his collegiate career. Langford will immediately compete for a starting job with Bernard Pierce, Storm Johnson and Denard Robinson.
Fourth Round, 103rd Overall- Hau’oli Kikaha, Edge, Washington
The former Washington defensive end could be a nice fit for the Jaguars Leo position. Kikaha doesn't figure to be a starter, but he's a hard working young man who can help on special teams and in pass rush situations.
Fifth Round, 139th Overall- Clayton Geathers, SS, UCF
The Jaguars had one of the worst safety tandems in the NFL a season ago with Jonathan Cyprien and Josh Evans, as they allowed big play after big play and missed numerous tackles. The team signed Sergio Brown in the offseason from the Colts and he should start, but there’s very little depth behind him. Clayton Geathers has great NFL lineage through his uncles and he is a rangy safety who can lay lumber. Expect Geathers to contribute primarily on special teams as a rookie unless there is an injury at the position.
Sixth Round, 179th Overall- Lynden Trail, DE, Norfolk State
Trail is extremely athletic for his 6-foot-7, 269 pound frame and he can do a lot of things on the football field. He didn’t play against elite competition but more than held his own at the Senior Bowl in January. Trail would be best suited with his hand on the ground and he could be another contributor in pass rush situations.
Seventh Round, 220th Overall- Gerod Holliman, FS, Louisville
Gerod Holliman was the definition of a ball-hawk at Louisville, where he led the nation with 14 interceptions as a junior. The reason that this 6-foot, 218 pound safety is still available this late is due to his aversion to contact, as he routinely struggled to wrap up and is a liability when ran against.