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With only a few days left before the 2014 NFL Draft, everyone is busy discussing who the Jaguars will select. Black and Teal will continue to provide content on all these matters in the coming days, and of course this includes mock drafts! To accomplish this, I will be using Fanspeak’s On The Clock draft simulator, which in case you didn’t know is one of the best sites out there to conduct your own mock drafts as the computer will make selections for the other teams. I will not be conducting any trades, just selecting players at the Jaguars current picks.
- Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville – I decide to go ahead and grab my future signal-caller with the 3rd pick. Bridgewater’s ‘stock’ may have fallen during the pre-draft process, but the game film doesn’t lie. Bridgewater is incredibly smart, accurate and has excellent pocket presence.
- Xavier Su’A-Filo, G, UCLA – I got my top rated quarterback in the first round, so why not grab my top rated guard in the second? This pick is the perfect blend of value and need, and Su’A-Filo would come in and instantly start at the right guard position. He could be a pro-bowl level player for years to come.
- Marcus Martin, C, USC – As long as we are picking top rated players at specific positions, why not continue that party into the third round? I have Martin rated over Weston Richburg, and being able to grab him in the third is a steal. Martin may have a little tough sledding at first, but he has the tools to develop into a dominant center.
- DaQuan Jones, DT, Penn State – Jones is a really solid tackle, who I would love to see play the one-tech position for the Jags. His pass-rush can be non-exsistant at times, but he does create a force in the middle of the line.
- Cody Latimer, WR, Indiana – If there is one pick in this mock draft who I don’t think will be at their respective slot on draft day, it’s this one. Latimer has almost everything you want in a wide receiver. Tall, fast, and great hands.
- Devonta Freeman, RB, Florida State – I wait until round five to grab a running back, but I find a good one in Freeman. He has good burst, runs with power, and can catch and pass block out of the backfield. He doesn’t break many tackles, but I think he could be a perfect combo back to compliment Toby Gerhart’s power and Denard Robinson’s speed.
- Crockett Gillmore, TE, Colorado State – Gillmore is a guy who was unheralded at the start of the draft process, but has risen up boards due to a strong week at the Senior Bowl. Not the fastest guy in the world, but finds ways to get open, and is a good blocker as well.
- Howard Jones, LEO, Shepherd – Most people don’t know about Jones due to playing at such a small school, but his game film was very impressive. Can he excel against higher competition? I don’t know, but his measurables make him a perfect developmental LEO prospect.
- Kevin Pierre-Louis, OLB, Boston College – If you read my piece on possible late round targets, you’re probably seeing a trend here(it’s not about to stop, either). KPL is a guy who I really don’t understand his stock being valued so low. I think he could come in and compete right away for the weak-side linebacker spot.
- Ronald Powell, OLB/LEO, Florida – Powell is a guy who would be speculated to go higher if it weren’t for multiple knee injuries. If he can get and stay healthy, he could compete at strong-side linebacker as well as LEO.
- Kevin Norwood, WR, Alabama – Norwood is a guy with good size, and he uses it to go up and fight for balls in the air. Questions abound about never having huge numbers despite the talent around him, but I think his game translates well.