The guys at NFLMocks.com have done us all the courtesy of providing a mock draft for rounds two and three following the exciting first day of the 2013 NFL Draft. For those of you who don’t know, the Jacksonville Jaguars drafted Texas A&M offensive tackle Luke Joeckel in the first round of the draft. It was a pleasing pick to those of us who are Jags fans. To the guys at NFL Mocks…well, they graded him a C- pick.
But that doesn’t mean they are bad drafters! The NFL Mocks crew put out a lot of mocks and some of them were pretty good. At least they were interesting. So, let’s take a peek at who they select for the Jaguars at #33 and #64 overall in their day two mock draft:
- Round 2, pick 33: Johnthan Banks, CB, Mississippi State
- Round 3, pick 64: Jesse Williams, DT, Alabama
I like both of these picks, though Williams is a depth pick and the Jaguars are looking for starters in at least the first three rounds of the 2013 draft. Banks has been listed as a possible pick to the Jaguars for a while after the first round concluded on Thursday night. Here’s a more in depth analysis.
Williams is an intriguing pick. As stated before, I think that the Jaguars are looking for starters so I doubt this pick is probable. The rotation of Sen’Derrick Marks, Tyson Alualu, and Roy Miller is going to be tough to break into, even if you are a talented player. Two of our writers, David Johns and Lionel Joel, both thought that Williams was a first round player. Personally, I’m not sold on Williams. I just don’t see him fitting in the scheme with the Jaguars and I don’t see him as a quality athlete. He is reported to be an “effort player” who is better in game than you would expect.
I see Banks as a real possibility but I see the Jaguars taking someone else in round three. If they are going to go for a “depth pick” I think they should try and get cornerback Robert Alford in the third round. He could compete to be the second starting corner or be the slot corner. However, I still think the Jags fill voids before they go for upgrades/depth.
– Luke N. Sims
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