Jaguars 2013 Mock Draft – Rounds 4-7
By Luke Sims
Nov 10, 2012; Austin, TX, USA; Texas Longhorns defensive end Alex Okafor (80) on the sidelines against the Iowa State Cyclones in the third quarter at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. Texas defeated Iowa State 33-7. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
Day three of the NFL Draft covers rounds 4-7 and can still yield quality players for teams. The Jacksonville Jaguars still have some holes on their roster to be filled and there are some great players who could be role players and even starters on the incredibly weak Jags roster. Let’s see a prediction who the Jaguars get in a quick mock draft before the action resumes in a couple of hours:
- Round 4, Pick No. 98: Alex Okafor, DE, Texas
- Round 5, Pick No. 135: Matt Scott, QB, Arizona
- Round 6, Pick No. 169: Sheldon Price, CB, UCLA
- Round 7, Pick No. 208: Marquis Jackson, DE, Portland State
I think Okafor would be tough for the Jaguars to let slide pase them in the fourth round. He is a gifted pass rusher with the ability to beat his man or play the run effectively. He strong and an aggressive player who could easily get in the rotation or possibly beat out a couple of players to end up in the top three on the depth chart at a weak position for the Jags.
Scott would be instant quarterback competition for Blain Gabbert and Chad Henne. I don’t think he wins the job in his rookie season but he is a technically sound quarterback who could be a cheap third option to carry through the season and could easily compete for the job in year two.
Sheldon Price has been a popular later round pick for the Jaguars before and I like what he brings to the table. His size (6’2″) makes him ideal for Gus Bradley’s defense. He had nine pass breakups and four interceptions last season at UCLA. He has grown into a stronger football player each year and looks like he could make the step up to the pros without as much of a learning curve as some other cornerbacks later in the draft.
Maquis Jackson (out of my Big Sky Conference!) is a versatile defensive lineman that I see Gus Bradley just loving. He’s 6’5″ and could add some weight at just 260 right now but he could be a project player. He can line up out wide or play the three-technique. He’s a sack machine with 26 sacks in three years before Portland State and another 7.5 in his final season with the Vikings. I like him as a late round pick and think he would be a great addition as he has shown to match competition increases in three different schools.
– Luke N. Sims
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