Sep 15, 2012; Clemson, SC, USA; Clemson Tigers wide receiver Sammy Watkins (2) carries the ball for a touchdown during the second quarter of the game against the Furman Paladins at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joshua S. Kelly-USA TODAY Sports

2014 NFL Draft: Final Mock First Round Picks for Jacksonville Jaguars

Sep 7, 2013; Waco, TX, USA; Buffalo Bulls linebacker Khalil Mack (46) warms up before the game against the Baylor Bears at Floyd Casey Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

With the first round of the 2014 NFL draft only hours away, it’s time to see which direction people think the Jacksonville Jaguars will go with their first round pick. Once thought to be an obvious landing spot for a quarterback, almost no one is predicting the Jaguars will take a QB at number 3 overall. Instead, most have locked on to Buffalo linebacker Khalil Mack and Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins.

Here’s a small sampling of what some of the bigger names are predicting for tonight’s first round:

Mock Draft Affiliation Player
Mel Kiper Jr. ESPN Khalil Mack
Todd McShay ESPN Khalil Mack
Daniel Jeremiah NFL Network Khalil Mack
Rob Rang CBS Sports Khalil Mack
Pete Prisco CBS Sports Khalil Mack
Don Banks SI.com Sammy Watkins
Josh Norris Rotoworld Sammy Watkins
Doug Farrar SI.com Jadeveon Clowney
Dane Brugler CBS Sports Johnny Manziel
Hays Carlyon Florida T-U Blake Bortles

Khalil Mack seems to be the safe and easy pick at this point, followed by Sammy Watkins. There has been some buzz about Johnny Manziel possibly landing with the Jaguars, but any rumors that come out the day before or the day of the draft should be taken with a grain of salt.

I wouldn’t be thrilled with Khalil Mack at number 3, but at least it won’t be a surprise. Ultimately, I think general manager David Caldwell will find a way to maneuver within the first round and end up with a quarterback.

 

-Daniel Lago

Yell at me on Twitter @dlago89

 

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