Jacksonville Jaguars fortify secondary in 4-round 2023 Post-Combine NFL Mock Draft

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Army linebacker Andre Carter Ii (LB06) in the 2023 NFL Scouting Combine. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports /

Jacksonville Jaguars Post-Combine Mock Draft – Rd. 2: Andre Carter, OLB

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Andre Carter played tight end in high school but switched to outside linebacker when he joined the Army. Looking back, changing positions paid off for the Texas native, as he went on to register 15.5 sacks for the Black Knights in 2021.

Even though Carter couldn’t build on his success, he still played well in 2022 and posted a Pro Football Focus overall grade of 80.7. He’s quite mobile for his 6’7″ frame and has the tools to develop into a solid pass rusher in the NFL.

At 260 pounds, Carter might need to add weight to thrive in the NFL. Moreover, he needs to develop a more complete pass-rush repertoire but he would be a great addition to the Jaguars’ pass-rush rotation in the second round.

Jacksonville Jaguars Post-Combine Mock Draft – Rd. 3 Jartavius Martin, CB

Taking defensive back Antonio Johnson in the first round would address what’s arguably the Jaguars’ biggest need this offseason. However, general manager Trent Baalke should strongly consider double dipping at the position and take another cornerback on Day 2 of the draft.

Jartavius Martin doesn’t have top speed but he can line up at nickel or safety, which would come in handy if Andrew Wingard, the No. 3 safety on the Jaguars’ depth chart, leaves in free agency. Even though Kyle Crabbs of The Draft Network projects Martin to be drafted in the second round, he could be available in the third due to how deep this cornerbacks class is.