Jaguars address all roster holes in final 7-round NFL mock draft

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Memphis offensive lineman Dylan Parham (OL36) at the 2022 NFL Scouting Combine. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports /

Jaguars final mock draft: 3rd round, No. 65 pick – Dylan Parham, C.

After eight seasons in Jacksonville, veteran Brandon Linder decided to call it quits. Just before he announced his retirement, the Jags signed Tyler Shatley to a two-year deal, so they weren’t caught off guard. Shatley is a solid starter and made as many starts as Linder over the last two seasons but the front office must find a long-term solution at the position. That could be Memphis’ Dylan Parham.

Parham played left guard right guard and right tackle for the Tigers but might be better suited to play center in the pros and a switch is likely to happen. He could come in and compete with Shatley for the starting job in training camp or become the team’s primary backup at the position while he gets acclimated to the pros.

Jaguars final mock draft: 3rd round, No. 70 – Trey McBride, TE.

The Jaguars acquired an extra third-round pick in 2022, along with tight end Dan Arnold when they traded cornerback C.J. Henderson to the Carolina Panthers last season. With that selection, they take Colorado State tight end Trey McBride.

Jacksonville signed Evan Engram in free agency, so drafting McBride seems unnecessary but the former Ram would round out their tight end room. He has work to do as a pass blocker but he would give Trevor Lawrence another dynamic weapon on offense. Last season, McBride caught 90 receptions for 1,121 yards with one touchdown. The coaching staff could afford to bring him along slowly and progressively feature him on offense.