Jaguars Mock Draft 2013: 2nd & 3rd Round Picks

Feb 23, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide defensive lineman Jesse Williams speaks at a press conference during the 2013 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Credit: Pat Lovell-USA TODAY Sports

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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Topics: Jacksonville Jaguars, Jaguars Mock Draft, Jaguars Mock Draft 2013, Johnthan Banks, NFL Draft

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