Jaguars final mock draft: 7th round, No. 222 pick – Blaise Andries, OL.
It’s unlikely that the Jaguars will use all of their 12 picks and it wouldn’t be shocking if they trade up a few times throughout the draft but let’s say they stay put and keep all of them. In that scenario, they will use the No. 222 selection on Minnesota offensive lineman Blaise Andries.
Throughout his collegiate career, Andries mostly lined up at right guard, the position he should play in the NFL. Last season, he was named First-Team Academic All-American. He isn’t overly athletic and lacks lower-body strength but knows how to take angles and has decent upper-body strength. He could compete for a spot on the Jaguars’ practice squad if he doesn’t make the 53-man roster.
Jaguars final mock draft: 7th round, No. 235 pick – Bubba Bolden, S.
It’s true that the Jags will enter the draft with a dozen picks but half of them are in the sixth and seventh rounds. If the team’s brass decides to keep them all, they had better take players that can come in and contribute, whether it’s on special teams or in a backup role.
Jacksonville has a crowded safety room and it doesn’t make sense that they invest an early-round pick in the position but they can certainly use one in the seventh round. After all, they got an extra one when they traded tight end Josh Oliver to the Baltimore Ravens last year. With that extra pick, they select Bubba Bolden out of Miami.
Bolden doesn’t have elite speed and misses a high percent of the tackles he makes. However, he’s not afraid of contact and can drop in coverage. He’s another player that could compete for a roster spot in training camp.