The Jaguars wannabe GM’s final mock draft of 2019
By Kathy Clark
The Jaguars wannabe GM has one last draft prior to the big day. Changes in circumstances make changes in draft picks.
Three situations in the last minutes leading up to the draft have forced this GM to rethink some of her priorities. First the Jaguars schedule is not just challenging but has numerous teams with top level quarter backs.
This fact brought my mind back to defense. Next the concern about several players who didn’t show up for “voluntary” workouts. Both were defensive players. Finally the Leonard Fournette situation which on second thought looks a bit less critical than first reported. So here we go!
Here’s a look at my final Jaguars Mock Draft.
Round One (No. 7), T.J. Hockenson, TE, Iowa – T.J. Hockenson has been my choice from day one. He is projected as a first round choice and his combine score indicates not only an NFL starter but a potential All Pro. He is an excellent blocker and a good receiver. He fills two needs and Nick Foles will love him.
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Round Two (No. 38), Johnathan Abraham, Safety, Mississippi State – Johnathan Abraham is the top rated safety in the draft. He is projected to be a 1-2 round choice. The Jaguars are very thin at safety and his draft grade indicates an immediate starter. He is speedy, physical, and a good run defender. He would be a great addition to our secondary.
Round Three (No 69), Mike Weber, Running Back, Ohio State – Mike Weber was a pick in my previous draft. The Jaguars really need a running back to complement Leonard Fournette. Despite his unimpressive combine score the comments about him are very positive. He ran a 4.49 40 yard dash, he has a hard running style, he is a good receiver out of the backfield, and has the potential to be an every down back.
Round Three (No. 98), Jachai Polite, DE/LB, University of Florida – Polite is projected as a 2-4 round draft choice. He was a disaster at the combine in both the interviews and physical contests. I may be showing my Gator bias but he played very well as a Gator and could be the steal of the draft.
Round Four, (No. 109), Andy Isabella, WR, Massachusetts – Andy Isabella was the best receiver in the Senior Bowl game. Isabella was exciting to watch. He is fast and is a possible slot receiver and kickoff returner. The coaches loved his work ethic. He would be a great addition to our wide receiver corps.
Round Six (No. 178), Jacob Dolegala, QB Central Connecticut State – The Jaguars have their starter at quarterback but Jacob Dolegala is an interesting project and possible practice squad member. He has remained under the radar but has potential. He as great size at 6’6” and 233 pounds. He has a strong arm and completed 61 percent of his passes.
Round Seven (No. 236), Olisaemeka Udoh, OT, ELON – This guy was impressive at the East West Shrine game. Olisaemeka Udoh has the size at 6’ 5” and 323 pounds and the physical ability to play tackle at the NFL level.
Keep in mind that trades, surprise picks, surprise non picks, etc. can change a team’s idea quickly. Teams have plan B, C, and D to prepare for any and all possibilities. I am looking forward to the expected picks and the surprise picks that keep the draft exciting.