Jaguars mock draft – 2nd round, 33rd overall pick: George Pickens, WR.
The Jaguars did a good job of revamping their wide receiver corps. Although they may have paid more than they should for Christian Kirk and Zay Jones, both of them should become important contributors on Jacksonville’s offense. On the other hand, the Jaguars’ brass needs to consider adding another wide receiver in the draft, and if possible double up on the position.
This is going to be an odd year to take a wide receiver. Take a look at three different big boards and will see three different rankings. Had Jameson William not gotten hurt last year, maybe (just maybe) he would be the top receiving prospect of his class. In fact, he might be available when the Jags are on the clock with the 33rd overall pick. However, they should go with Georgia’s George Pickens to round out their receiver group.
Both Williams and Pickens sustained ACL injuries last year but Pickens’ was in spring practice and he was able to return in time for the College Football Playoffs. The former Bulldog popped up at number four in Pro Football Focus’ wide receiver rankings. Analyst Sam Monson notes that Pickens has “all the physical tools to dominate“. He never had more than 49 receptions in a season at the collegiate level but he often showed an ability to stretch the field and make plays whenever he had the football in his hands. Moreover, he only had two drops in 139 targets.