Jaguars 7-round mock draft: 6th round, No. 180: Kalon Barnes, CB.
The Jaguars have three starting cornerbacks in Shaquill Griffin, Tyson Campbell and newly-acquired Darious Williams. Moreover, they brought back Tre Herndon and still have Chris Claybrooks on the roster. All things, considered, they’re set at the position, which is why they can wait until the sixth round of the draft to take a corner. With the 180th overall pick, Jacksonville chooses Baylor’s Kalon Barnes.
Last season, Barnes posted 23 total tackles and one interception. He’s got pretty good acceleration and can keep up with wide receivers downfield. He isn’t a sure tackler and needs to work on his technique but the Jaguars wouldn’t need to rush him due to the depth they currently have at cornerback.
Jaguars 7-round mock draft: 7th round, No. 222: Jack Coan, QB.
Quarterback is probably the one position the Jaguars don’t have to worry about with Trevor Lawrence entrenched as the unquestionable starter and C.J. Beathard set to be the primary backup. However, it would be smart to take a signal-caller late in the draft and have him compete with Jake Luton, whom they brought back last season, for the third spot on the depth chart. Notre Dame’s Jack Coan would be a solid candidate with the 222nd overall pick.
In 2021, Coan completed 65.5 percent of his passes for 3,150 yards with 25 touchdowns and seven interceptions. He’s a traditional pocket passer that needs to work on his touch and ball placement but could turn out to be a solid developmental prospect.