It’s time for the next Jacksonville Jaguars 2014 Mock Draft by Gumbussy. Thanks to Fanspeak.com, I will now give you my most updated opinion of how the draft will play out for the Jags. The simulator uses all info given by each team of their needs and picks accordingly. When the Jag picks come up each round, I am able to then pick from all available players undrafted. Let me make it clear. I choose the players I think reflect the best available at the positions most desired. Free agency has definitely caused the picks to change for multiple teams, thus affecting the Jags picks. Because I completed this mock after free agency started, I feel this will be the most informed mock draft yet. I will show my picks with a short explanation. I will also give a few players that I considered before I went with my pick. My mindset of the Jags’ needs are QB, RB, WR, TE, OG, C, DE, DT, OLB, & FS. I was also keying on speed and special teams prowess. I will explain further when summarizing my picks. Special thanks to CBSsportsline for player rankings. Ladies and gentlemen, Welcome to the Jacksonville Jaguars 2014 Mock Draft by Gumbussy #7:
Special Note - I have chosen to perform this draft WITHOUT trade mode activated. I will return to that on the next mock.
Prior drafts :
- Jacksonville Jaguars 2014 Mock Draft by Gumbussy #1
- Jacksonville Jaguars 2014 Mock Draft by Gumbussy #2
- Jacksonville Jaguars 2014 Mock Draft by Gumbussy #3
- Jacksonville Jaguars 2014 Mock Draft by Gumbussy #4
- Jacksonville Jaguars 2014 Mock Draft by Gumbussy #5
- Jacksonville Jaguars 2014 Mock Draft by Gumbussy #6 Pt. 1
- Jacksonville Jaguars 2014 Mock Draft by Gumbussy #6 Pt. 2
Round One :
1. Houston Texans
Player Name BLAKE BORTLES
Position, School QB, Central Florida
2. St. Louis Rams (from Washington)
Player Name SAMMY WATKINS
Position, School WR, Clemson
3. Jacksonville Jaguars
Player Name JADEVEON CLOWNEY
Position, School DE, South Carolina
Jax Note – Ranked #1 at the DE position. Ranked overall #1 by some experts. I can say with 100% confidence and clarity that if Clowney is available at #3 the Jags will NOT trade down. There is no one else I would take in this situation.
4. Cleveland Browns
Player Name MIKE EVANS
Position, School WR, Texas A&M
5. Oakland Raiders
Player Name DEE FORD
Position, School OLB, Auburn
6. Atlanta Falcons
Player Name JAKE MATTHEWS
Position, School OT, Texas A&M
7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Player Name ANTHONY BARR
Position, School OLB, UCLA
8. Minnesota Vikings
Player Name TEDDY BRIDGEWATER
Position, School QB, Louisville
9. Buffalo Bills
Player Name CALVIN PRYOR
Position, School FS , Louisville
10. Detroit Lions
Player Name DARQUEZE DENNARD
Position, School CB, Michigan State
11. Tennessee Titans
Player Name GREG ROBINSON
Position, School OT, Auburn
12. New York Giants
Player Name KONY EALY
Position, School DE, Missouri
13. St. Louis Rams
Player Name KHALIL MACK
Position, School OLB, Buffalo
14. Chicago Bears
Player Name AARON DONALD
Position, School DT, Pittsburgh
15. Pittsburgh Steelers
Player Name TAYLOR LEWAN
Position, School OT, Michigan
16. Dallas Cowboys
Player Name SCOTT CRICHTON
Position, School DE, Oregon State
17. Baltimore Ravens
Player Name BRANDIN COOKS
Position, School WR, Oregon State
18. New York Jets
Player Name ERIC EBRON
Position, School TE, North Carolina
19. Miami Dolphins
Player Name XAVIER SU’A-FILO
Position, School OG, UCLA
20. Arizona Cardinals
Player Name DEREK CARR
Position, School QB, Fresno State
21. Green Bay Packers
Player Name HA’SEAN CLINTON-DIX
Position, School CB, Alabama
22. Philadelphia Eagles
Player Name RYAN SHAZIER
Position, School OLB, Ohio State
23. Kansas City Chiefs
Player Name ODELL BECKHAM JR.
Position, School WR, LSU
24. Cincinnati Bengals
Player Name JIMMIE WARD
Position, School SS, Northern Illinois
25. San Diego Chargers
Player Name LOUIS NIX III
Position, School DT, Notre Dame
26. Cleveland Browns (from Indianapolis)
Player Name JOHNNY MANZIEL
Position, School QB, Texas A&M
27. New Orleans Saints
Player Name JUSTIN GILBERT
Position, School CB, Oklahoma State
28. Carolina Panthers
Player Name ZACK MARTIN
Position, School OT, Notre Dame
29. New England Patriots
Player Name TIMMY JERNIGAN
Position, School DT, FSU
30. San Francisco 49ers
Player Name JASON VERRETT
Position, School CB, TCU
31. Denver Broncos
Player Name KYLE FULLER
Position, School CB, Virginia Tech
32. Seattle Seahawks
Player Name GABE JACKSON
Position, School OG, Mississippi State
Round one notes -
- The four anticipated QBs to be selected in the first round were in fact taken.
- There were six interior lineman selected, which was higher than I expected.
- Say what you want about the SEC being over-rated, but ten of the 32 players selected were from that conference.
- The Browns would get their franchise QB in Manziel and his favorite WR with the drafting of Mike Evans.
- With the selections of Sammy Watkins (#2) & Khalil Mack (#13), the Rams would have taken the #1 ranked players at their given positions.
Round Two :
39. Jacksonville Jaguars
Player Name TRE MASON
Position, School RB, Auburn
Jax Note – Rated #1 at the RB position. Rated #43 overall. I really didn’t want to go RB this early but I feel very confident that Mason will end up being the most complete RB entering the league this year. With the free agency signing of Gerhart, it will take the pressure off of Mason and will let him grow at his own pace. I was tempted by OT Joel Bitonio (#44) & QB Zach Mettenberger (#69). I would not regret going this way.
Round two notes -
- No QBs were selected in the second round shockingly.
- Six more interior linemen selected.
- The Vikings selected WR Marqise Lee to catch passes from new QB Teddy Bridgewater.
- The first RB was drafted at #39 (Tre Mason to the Jags).
- A symptom of the modern pass happy NFL, there has already been 11 DBs selected in the first two rounds.
Round Three :
70. Jacksonville Jaguars
Player Name KELCY QUARLES
Position, School DT, South Carolina
Jax Notes – Rated #8 at the DT position. Rated #73 overall. I again would have liked to have waited a round before addressing DT but Quarles is a DT that I believe has the best shot at pressuring the QB while still being a run-stuffer. A lot of the DTs coming in this year seem to be one-dimensional. While DT isn’t a pressing issue in 2014, I think with a talent like Quarles it behooves us to prepare. Roy Miller isn’t getting any younger. I will admit I was ready to go Mettenberger with this pick but he was selected the pick previous to mine by the Buccaneers. After this pick, I was disappointed to see so many OLs taken that I hoped would be available in the fourth. I liked OT Antonio Richardson (#74), OG Dakota Dozier (#76), OT Cyrus Kouandjio (#79), & center Travis Swanson (#83). If the real draft is anything like this mock, then the Jags will need to address OL a little sooner than anticipated.
Round three notes -
- Two more QBs went off the board this round with Garoppolo (#67) to the Raiders & Mettenberger (#69) to the Bucs.
- The dam broke on interior offensive linemen as 9 were taken in this round.
- A further 6 DBs were taken in this round.
Round Four :
105. Jacksonville Jaguars
Player Name A.J. MCCARRON
Position, School QB, Alabama
Jax notes – Ranked #7 at the QB position. Ranked #108 overall. It was time for the QB. The drop off from McCarron to the next QB on the board (Brett Smith) was considerable. McCarron in my opinion was the last NFL ready QB available. The rest would be projects. I might have been able to wait until next pick (#114) to take QB but I didn’t want to risk it. A.J. is a proven winner and showed well at the Combine, as well as his pro day. I have no qualms about this selection. I am though disappointed that three players I was targeting for our next pick went before I could take them (#106 FS Craig Loston/ #110 CB Pierre Desir/ #113 WR Josh Huff).
114. Jacksonville Jaguars
Player Name Marcus Martin
Position, School C, USC
Jax Note – Ranked #2 at the center position. Ranked #75 overall (GREAT VALUE). This pick probably goes away if we are able to acquire Alex Mack via free agency. Possibly not because this is a damn good player to select this late in the draft. I hated missing out on OT Austin Wentworth (#124) because he was the last tackle that I feel can start immediately. I’m a big fan of ILB Yawin Smallwood (#126).
Round four notes -
- The Jags selected the only QB in this round.
- This was the round of the RBs as 6 were selected.
- Again…DBs are very popular with 9 selected overall in this round.
Round Five :
144. Jacksonville Jaguars
Player Name Jeff Janis
Position, School WR, Saginaw Valley State
Jax Note – Ranked #27 at the WR position. Ranked #192 overall. I was SO glad to see Janis still available at this point. This is a WR that I have really strong faith in that he has the game that will translate in the NFL. He also has what the Jags need in a WR right now in that he is tall (6-3), sturdy (219 lbs), and fast (4.42 in the 40/faster than Sammy Watkins!) I WANT THIS GUY!!! There is no one else I would take in this position.
150. Jacksonville Jaguars
Player Name Walt Aikins
Position, School CB, Liberty
Jax Note – Ranked #22 at the CB position. Ranked #150 overall. Drafting a CB here was a luxury but Aikins is the perfect prospect. He is 6-1, ran a 4.49 at his personal workout, and because he came from a small college (Liberty), he should still be available at this point of the draft. Plus it doesn’t hurt to prepare for the future and to depth.
159. Jacksonville Jaguars
Player Name Tom Savage
Position, School QB, Pittsburgh
Jax Note – Ranked #9 at the QB position. Ranked #167 overall. OK…Why did I do this? I’m not sure either. I have faith in McCarron, but Savage is the up and coming guy, has a classic QB build (6-4, 228), a cannon for an arm, and his weaknesses (inexperience, staring down receivers, weak footwork) are all things that can be rectified with good coaching. There was just no way I couldn’t take Savage if he was still available here.
Round Five Notes -
- Five more QBs were selected this round. (Brett Smith #142 to the Redskins/Aaron Murray #156 to the Bears/Tom Savage #159 to the Jags/David Fales #160 to the Cardinals/Tajh Boyd #161 to the Packers)
- Along with the Jags, the Cardinals also selected two QBs with David Carr & David Fales.
- The Bucs selected RB De’Anthony Thomas (#154), one of the more exciting and fast players coming into the league. The Jets fans will probably still boo. Idiots!
Round Six :
179. Jacksonville Jaguars
Player Name Dri Archer
Position, School WR, Kent State
Jax Note - Ranked #17 at the WR position. Ranked #109 overall. HOLY CRAP!!! Look where I got this guy! Yeah, I know he’s small (5-8, 173 lbs), but he has that proverbial thing that can’t be coached…ridiculous speed. He had the fastest 40 time at the combine (4.26!!), the fastest time since Chris Johnson. He has played RB, WR, and both kick & punt returner. I promise you if he can keep from getting hurt, he will get the Jags their first ever punt return for a TD.
205. Jacksonville Jaguars
Player Name Jake Murphy
Position, School TE, Utah
Jax Note – Ranked #10 at the TE position. Ranked #198 overall. I have made it clear for quite a while that I would LOVE to see the Jags release Marcedes Lewis and his enormous salary. This would ease the pain. This kid is NFL ready. He can run block, pass protect, and has hands as soft as butter. He is also the son of Atlanta Braves great Dale Murphy, so he should be a great athlete and an even better person!
Round Six Notes -
- Only one QB (Logan Thomas #180 to the Browns) went this round. That was their second QB after Johnny Manziel.
- DE Michael Sam went #185 to the Bucs.
- Teams are obviously hoping to find OLs at bargain prices as seven are selected in this round.
Round Seven :
222. Jacksonville Jaguars
Player Name Justin Britt
Position, School OT, Missouri
Jax Note – Ranked #17 at the tackle position. Ranked #196 overall. Nice pickup this late. Great size (6-6, 325 lbs) who has played for a major SEC school. Rob Rang of CBSSports called him a “Day three Sleeper” who could “Contribute early in his pro career.” I like the sound of that.
Round Seven Notes -
- The last two QBs were drafted (Conner Shaw #213 to the Jets & Keith Wenning #214 to the Rams). All together fifteen QBs were selected. The Cardinals, Browns, & Jags drafted two each.
- Wow…OT Seantrel Henderson, from the University of Miami, at one time was looked upon as a potential top three rounds draft pick. Funny how showing nothing at the combine, admitting three suspensions you experienced in college were drug related, showing up overweight at your pro day, and having to quit early because you felt like you were going to “Throw up” can cause you to go #240 overall. Some kids just don’t get it!
- Out of 256 players picked, 51 were DBs, while 33 WRs were taken. This is a passing league for sure!
- Mr Irrelevant? TE Marcel Jensen going #256 to the Houston Texans.
What have we learned from the Jacksonville Jaguars 2014 Mock Draft by Gumbussy #7?
- With Jacksonville Jaguars 2014 Mock Draft by Gumbussy #7, we have covered the needs at QB, RB, WR, TE, OT, OC, DE, DT, CB, & special teams returner. That would mean OG, OLB, & FS were not addressed. I believe it our drafted OT showed up well enough to start, then Pasztor could move back to guard, thus eliminating that issue. Both OG and FS could be nailed with UFAs. OLB will still have to be addressed free agency probably.
- Seven of our eleven draft picks would be players who are rated in the top ten at their position, This draft would not only fill our open position needs but would help us prepare for the future, along with giving us a potential QB to trade down the road if both prove successful.
- I got possibly the best DE to enter the league in a decade. Hard hitting and skilled defensive players. I drafted a proven winner and a high ceiling potential player at the QB position. I have speed, brains, leaders, and very coachable players that will fit in our system immediately. All together, a strong draft.
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