Jaguars fortify trenches early in All-SEC 3-round NFL mock draft

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Devonte Wyatt #95 during a game between Charleston Southern Buccaneers and Georgia Bulldogs at Sanford Stadium. (Photo by Steven Limentani/ISI Photos/Getty Images) /

Jaguars mock draft: 2nd round, 33rd overall pick, – Devonte Wyatt, DL

If Devonte Wyatt falls out of the first round and is there when Jacksonville picks first in the second round, they have to pounce. The Jaguars’ defensive line needs help, but more so than that, they need to get Josh Allen help. The star pass rusher needs to be surrounded by quality linemen in order to allow him to lead this defense.

After Allen, there’s a noticeable dropoff in talent for the Jaguars. Wyatt would help in both pass rushing and run defense. But it’s in the latter that Wyatt truly shines. He’s able to dominate one-on-one matchups and gets by individual blockers with ease in the interior. In college, Wyatt totaled 12 tackles for a loss and was fifth in the SEC with two forced fumbles. Clearly, he possesses both balance and quick footwork, getting into the opposing team’s backfield consistently.

Fortunately for the Jaguars, Wyatt can be used all over the defensive line and will be a matchup nightmare for slow NFL blockers. The former Georgia Bulldog is truly relentless with his high motor and will pursue until the whistle is blown. Again, the biggest trait that the Jaguars can exploit will be Wyatt’s versatility.