Jaguars 7-round mock draft: 3rd round, No. 65 pick – Christian Watson, WR.
The Jaguars signed Christian Kirk and Zay Jones in free agency but they could still add another wide receiver in the draft. With Kirk, Laviska Shenault Jr. (for now) and Marvin Jones Jr. set to start, the team’s brass could wait until Round 3 to take one. North Dakota State’s Christian Watson should be available when Jacksonville is on the clock at No. 65.
Last season, he appeared in 12 games and caught 43 receptions for 801 yards with seven touchdowns. The former Bison is a polished route-runner that has enough speed to get deep. Due to how crowded their wide-receiver room is, the Jags could afford to bring him along slowly. Nate Tice of B/R sees him as a “good No. 3-type weapon” for clubs interested in adding size to the position.
Jaguars 7-round mock draft: 3rd round, No. 70 pick – Trey McBride, TE.
The Jaguars got a third-round pick and tight end Dan Arnold when they traded cornerback C.J. Henderson to the Carolina Panthers last year. With this selection, they should get tight end Trey McBride despite the fact that they just gave Evan Engram a one-year, $9 million deal.
Engram and Arnold could turn out to be a solid tight-end tandem but they are both set to become free agents in 2023 and the Jags may not be able to bring back both. That’s why taking McBride in the third round is a sound approach. The former Colorado State Ram hauled in 90 receptions for 1,121 yards with one touchdown last season. While he has work to do as a blocker, he’s a pretty good route runner that could become a solid starter down the road.