Fansided.com’s weekly mock draft has come out yet again and with the settling of free agency comes some pretty surprising shakeups in the top-5 picks. Geno Smith slips to fourth overall and the Jacksonville Jaguars go back to targeting players on the defensive side of the ball, namely Oregon’s Dion Jordan.
Jordan was possibly the best outside linebacker/defensive end to workout at the NFL Scouting Combine. He was fluid in drills, he put up decent-to-flashy numbers, and he showed that his athleticism is paired with hard work and understanding of the game. If the Jags were to pick Jordan as high as number two overall, it would probably please a number of fans.
Writer Josh Sanchez had this to say about the pick:
Bjoern Werner was a popular pick early in the draft process but his stock has continued to fall while Jordan’s is back on the rise. If it weren’t for his injury, Jordan would have been considered a top five pick all along. He’s a dynamic pass rusher that will immediately provide the Jaguars with a boost where they need it most.
Jordan will definitely provide a boost and give some more excitement to a team that is in the beginning of a rebuilding phase and needs prolonged excitement as the work begins after the draft. I like this pick, what do you guys think?
– Luke N. Sims
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