Jaguars replenish depth chart in latest 7-round mock draft
Jaguars mock draft: 1st round, 1st overall pick, – Kayvon Thibodeaux, EDGE.
Jacksonville can go any number of ways with this pick. One option is to draft Evan Neal, the powerhouse tackle from Alabama, who is a can’t-miss prospect as far as offensive linemen go. However, drafting Kayvon Thibodeaux is a sure-fire way to boost a defense, especially with Mike Caldwell coming in to run that side of the ball.
While Lawrence needs more weapons around him to succeed, these can be drafted later on. A potent pass rush is also a quarterback’s best friend. Get to the opposing signal-caller and give your offense more chances to put up points. That is exactly what Thibodeaux is going to do for the Jaguars.
Thibodeaux earned endless awards while in college, including the Morris Trophy, and was a consensus All-American last season. While at Oregon, he was in the top five in the Pac-12 for tackles for a loss the last three years, amassing 14, 10, and 12, respectively. In addition, Thibodeaux was in the top ten for sacks in his conference during that same stretch with nine, three, and seven, respectively.
A solid athlete with a noteworthy explosion off the line of scrimmage, he possesses notable agility and as a pass rusher, Thibodeaux has a nice first step and has impressive movement in regard to spinning and countering his way past offensive linemen. The combination of a high motor, devastating hands, and a good job of holding his own as an anchor makes him valuable as a run-stopper.