Jacksonville Jaguars 2014 NFL Draft: 7-Round Mock 2.0, Trades Included

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Round 2, Pick 7 -Ryan Shazier, LB Ohio State

November 3, 2012; Columbus, OH, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes linebacker Ryan Shazier (10) tackles Illinois Fighting Illini running back Donovonn Young (5) after a short gain at Ohio Stadium. Ohio State won the game 52-22. Mandatory Credit: Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports

 

With two consecutive picks in the second round, I went ahead and addressed one of the glaring needs on the team in linebacker. While this year’s free agent linebacker signing (Dekoda Watson) is a high upside prospect, last year’s signing (Geno Hayes) was more of a transitional player who played decent but not well enough to solidify his starting spot long-term. Weak-side linebacker is still a position of need long-term and an athletic, instinctive guy like Ryan Shazier fills that need.

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  • Don Andrew Halvorson

    Make believe draft with an insane trade and still did a mediocre job.

    • Daniel Lago

      What’s mediocre about it? What would you have done?

      Also the trade was constructed by the Fanspeak simulator, so take it up with them. Matches up pretty evenly with the trade value chart (http://www.draftcountdown.com/features/Value-Chart.php). Unlikely, definitely not insane.

      • Don Andrew Halvorson

        Vikings wouldn’t give up four elite picks to move up five spots for Johnny Manziel when Teddy Bridgewater would be available at 8. Sankey should be a WR with the beavy of average RBs available this year. Marcus Smith won’t be there. Shazier won’t be there. Bridgewater won’t be there. You draft two DE and two QB and two RB with no secondary. Mediocre to take advantage of the broke simulator.

        • Daniel Lago

          The Jaguars don’t need to spend any draft picks on the secondary since they spent 4 picks on that position group in the 2013 draft. They also signed a couple free agents who started and played well last year.
          You seem pretty confident about a lot of the players not being available. I literally wrote in the article that I would have been fine taking Teddy at 3, so he would not have been available at 8 for the Vikings.

          • Don Andrew Halvorson

            How does he make it passed Cleveland and Oakland? It doesn’t make sense. I just want to see a reasonable draft. Also, you guys just signed a running back and some DEs. So your secondary argument makes little sense. Especially when you’re in a division with Luck.

          • Daniel Lago

            What does signing a running back and DE have to do with the secondary? The Jaguars spent FIVE picks on the secondary last year and zero picks on the defensive line. And if anything, having a pass rush is more important in a division with Luck.
            Why did all the QB needy teams last year pass on Geno Smith? If a team doesn’t like a QB, they will pass on him.

          • Don Andrew Halvorson

            I wouldn’t have given you any flack if it’d been a reasonable trade with a reasonable outcome. You got a better than best case scenario. Anyone can knit pick the BPA. I want to see your wrist case scenario picks.

          • Michael McDonald

            Ummm…What’s a “Wrist case scenario” pick. I’m intrigued!!! I thought it was a good “MOCK” draft…a lot will change in the next 2 months. Let’s keep our feet on the ground…And keep reaching for the stars!!!!

          • Don Andrew Halvorson

            Wrist case scenario is something they tell you about when your franchise makes a Super Bowl.

          • Daniel Lago

            Really? Bragging about losing 4 Super Bowls in the 70s?

      • Jared Naegeli

        If we trade up it wont be for Teddy B. There are two players that have trade value: Clowney and Khalil Mack.