2015 Jaguars Mock Draft season is almost over with just about 48 hours left until the 2015 NFL Draft begins. In the spirit of the NFL Draft, analyst Mike Mayock has released his 2015 Top 100 Prospects list. He does it every year, tailoring them to be near perfect, irrespective of teams’ needs. It’s a straight ranking of who the best players are in this year’s draft and it gives us a good indication of how some other teams’ big boards may be laid out.
I look forward to Mayock’s final top 100 prospects every year and this year is no different. We’ll use his top 100 to do a mock draft for the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Jaguars have three picks in the top 100 selections of the 2015 NFL Draft, guaranteeing an influx of quality players to help them continue their roster overhaul. They hold picks 3, 36, and 67. They also hold pick 103 at the top of the fourth round. We’ll cover through round three (as that is where the Jaguars have picks that link with the top 100 prospects) and select among his bottom 10 prospects (91-100) for their fourth round selection.
So, without further ado, let’s dive into this 2015 Jaguars mock draft!
Feb 21, 2015; Indianapolis, IN, USA; West Virginia Mountaineers wide receiver Kevin White catches a pass during the 2015 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports
Kevin White is an athletic freak who looks to capitalize on immense potential at the NFL level. He is battling Alabama’s Amari Cooper to be the first wide receiver taken in the 2015 NFL Draft and in this Jaguars mock draft, he is. Mayock has him edging out Cooper by just one spot, with Cooper as the next best player available overall. I like both of the receivers and lean toward Cooper as the more pro-ready wide receiver, but White’s ceiling is through the roof. He’s going to make any team that takes him immensely happy and that happens to be the Jaguars here.
At 6’3″ and 215 pounds, White will come in and immediately figure to be the number one receiver, allowing the Jaguars’ young receiving corps to succeed while h draws the majority of attention from them. He’s a big, strong receiver who attacks the ball as it comes at him. He’s improved markedly from 2013 to 2014 and should continue to get better with NFL coaching and increased time as a professional player.
Next: The Jags get their pass rusher in round 2