Jacksonville Jaguars Mock Draft- NFL Combine Edition

The Jacksonville Jaguars have eight picks in April's NFL Draft. We're going to guess who they may pick in each round.

The Jaguars have all the free agency money available to them and a plethora of picks in the draft to get better.  With free agency still looming, we're going to speculate on who they may select in each round. Since we don't know what compensatory picks will be alotted yet, we're can't give exact selection numbers.  

First Round, 5th overall- Jalen Ramsey, DB, Florida State- Jalen Ramsey is the best safety prospect to come out since Earl Thomas and the Jaguars have a desperate need at the position, as Jonathan Cyprien has underperformed and they really haven't been able to find anyone to complement him.  Ramsey will instantaneously make the defense better and there's a good chance that he's still there at pick No. 5.  

Second Round, 7th pick- Eli Apple, CB, Ohio State- The Jaguars already have a pair of functional cornerbacks in Davon House and Aaron Colvin, but in today's NFL you need at least three.  Apple could go as high as the first round, and the team would be getting a steal with the seventh pick in Round 2 if he were to be there.  He's tall with great hands and he would afford Gus Bradley to switch up defenses with Ramsey or Colvin lining up in the slot and rotating around.  

Third Round, 6th pick- Nick Martin, C, Notre Dame- Best player available meets team need in Round 3 as the Jaguars get what could be the best center in this draft class.  The position has been entirely too inconsistent since the retirement of Brad Meester and Martin would be a fixture in the middle for years to come.  He's smart and moves well for a near-300 pounder.  This could all change if Alex Mack opts out of his deal with the Browns and the Jaguars acquire him. 

Fourth Round, 5th pick- Shawn Oakman, DE, Baylor- Oakman certainly looks the part of an impact player, but inconsistency during his college career keeps him on the board this long.  A guy with the physical gifts that he has will make any general manager drool, and to be able to get him in the fourth round is certainly a coup for Gus Bradley and company. 

Fifth Round, 7th pick- Antonio Morrison, ILB, Florida- Morrison may not have the measureables to be a top pick, but he's a productive playmaker and will fit in well in the middle of the Jaguars defense.  If he can't immediately beat out Paul Posluszny, he can contribute on special teams.  Along with Oakman, Bradley and the Jaguars coaching staff got a chance to work with him at the Senior Bowl. 

Sixth Round, 6th pick- Victor Ochi, Edge, Stony Brook- Ochi was perhaps the most dominant player at the E-W Shrine practices and game in St. Petersburg and although he's severely undersized at 6-foot-1, 245 pounds, he has great explosiveness and could be a fit in the Jaguars LEO position on passing downs. 

Sixth Round, 26th pick (from Pittsburgh for Josh Scobee)- Willie Beavers, OT, Western Michigan- Beavers held his own against legitimate competition at the Senior Bowl and he could be a potential swing tackle that will certainly upgrade the team's depth at the position.  He's not an immediate starter and might never become one, but he is an upgrade over Sam Young. 

Seventh Round, 5th pick- Tre Madden, RB, USC- The Jaguars had major issues in short yardage last season and Madden can help eleviate that.  At 6-foot, 225 pounds, he is an explosive inside runner who made a living in short yardage at USC.  He would have a great shot at making the roster if selected here. 


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