Jaguars replenish depth chart in latest 7-round mock draft
Jaguars mock draft: 3rd round, 65th overall – Tyler Smith, OL.
Tyler Smith was Tulsa’s left tackle the last three seasons. However, he’s projected to be a starting guard in the NFL, which works out well for the Jaguars given their need to add depth to their interior. The six-foot-five, 332-pound lineman has the frame to back up his playing style, which can only be described as violent.
Lawrence could surely use a mauler in the middle to protect the pocket. Also, Smith possesses splendid explosiveness and physically dominates opponents at the point of contact. This lends itself well to being a notable run-blocker, which will benefit the Jags. Overall, Smith is an aggressive hog molly who runs over opponents, and while he too will require some grooming, this is another pick with high upside.
Jaguars mock draft: 3rd round, 70th overall – Jalen Tolbert, WR.
Finally, the Jaguars pick up their first receiver of this draft by way of South Alabama’s Jalen Tolbert. Retooling the wide receiver corps via the draft will give Pederson an opportunity to build an offense that will feature plenty of youth and speed.
Speed is exactly what they’d be getting with Tolbert. Averaging 17.6 yards per reception for his career while also being number one in the Sun Belt conference for that same category in both 2021 and 2019 is awe-inspiring.
Tolbert is a receiver that has the speed to be a vertical threat at the next level while also having the physical tools to dominate after the catch. Considering this would be a third-round choice, the Jaguars could be committing robbery by picking up a potential number one receiver at this point in the draft.