Jacksonville Jaguars: Jamal Adams the choice in Kiper and Jeremiah mock drafts


Draft season is beginning which means it’s time to start looking at mock drafts and what the Jacksonville Jaguars might do.

The Jacksonville Jaguars are sitting at home watching the playoffs for the 9th straight season, but this offseason should be more interesting thanks to a reshuffled front office and a new sheriff in town running the football operations.

While we have to wait and see to find out what Tom Coughlin wants to do with the roster, we can get flustered by mock drafts around the web.

Daniel Jeremiah went ahead and made a move that would probably infuriate Jaguars fans in his first mock draft of the season:


"Jamal Adams – S, LSU: Adams is a tone-setter and would team up with Jalen Ramsey to give the Jaguars two superstars in the secondary. Jacksonville needs offensive line help, but Adams is too good to bypass."

Mel Kiper Jr. went ahead and made the same flaccid move in his mock draft:

"Jacksonville JaguarsJamal Adams, S, LSUAdams is built for today’s NFL as a versatile safety who can play in the box effectively, make tackles against the run and move to the edges and track slot receivers. Jacksonville hit on a couple of defenders in the 2016 draft (Jalen Ramsey and Yannick Ngakoue; Myles Jack is still an unknown), but the Jags need more help."

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To be fair, in both scenarios the Jaguars miss out on Myles Garrett (number one overall to the Cleveland Browns) and Jonathan Allen (third overall to the Chicago Bears).

No one doubts that the Jaguars need help on defense and even in the secondary, but it seems patently insane for the Jaguars to spend such a high draft pick on what essentially amounts to a box safety.

The saving grace for mock drafts like this is that the actual draft is a virtual certainty to be different. Historically, the mock drafts from early January are hardly a good reflection of what happens later. For the Jaguars’ sake, hopefully the quarterbacks get driven up the board and into the top 4. Ideally, all three of the teams ahead of the Jaguars would select a quarterback, leaving the Jaguars the enviable decision of taking Garrett or Allen. If not, the team may be forced to take someone like Adams or even do something crazy like take a running back.