The Jacksonville Jaguars are on the precipice of free agency and they have a ton of money to spend. While we wait, let’s whet our appetite for changing the roster by perusing through yet another mock draft.
Matt Miller over at Bleacher report spends most of his time preparing for draft season and this time of year is his regular season. He recently came out with a mock draft after the combine, working through the first two rounds.
In the first round, Miller has the Jaguars taking hopefully their answer to the free safety problem.
"5. Jacksonville Jaguars Jalen Ramsey, Cornerback, FSUCould the best player in the draft really fall to No. 5 overall? Yes, yes he could. And the Jacksonville Jaguars have to be hoping it happens.Jalen Ramsey is the type of football player who would be a top-five pick in most drafts over the last 10 years, and at least a top-10 pick in even the loaded classes of 2011 and 2014. He’s freakishly athletic, a true alpha male on the field and in the locker room and has the type of game-changing instincts that make him a threat at cornerback, safety or lined up in the nickel.Ramsey, in Jacksonville, gives Gus Bradley his Richard Sherman-esque big cornerback. And if the Jaguars spend big to get a pass-rusher in free agency—hello, Olivier Vernon—they can and should use their first-round pick on the Florida State star."
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Miller thinks rather highly of Jalen Ramsey, enough to have him as the top ranked player in the draft. Miller seems to project him as a corner in Jacksonville but I’d be shocked if he didn’t play free safety.
In round 2, Miller sticks to the Sunshine State and finds the heir-apparent to Sen’Derrick Marks.
"38. Jacksonville Jaguars—Jonathan Bullard, DT, Florida"
Drafting Bullard would reunite 2015 first round pick Dante Fowler Jr. with his former teammate and recreates what was one of the most dominant defensive lines in college football in 2014. With Marks a question mark coming off injury, Bullard could eventually develop into a disruptive force as a 3-technique defensive tackle.
Miller’s done his homework and this would be an outstanding haul for the Jaguars over the first two rounds of the 2016 draft.