2024 NFL Mock Draft: Jacksonville Jaguars dream full 7-round projection

• The Jaguars take care of their needs and reload the roster in this 7-round mock draft.

Apr 27, 2023; Kansas City, MO, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars fans during the first round of the 2023 NFL
Apr 27, 2023; Kansas City, MO, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars fans during the first round of the 2023 NFL / Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
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Round 4: Gabriel Murphy, edge rusher, UCLA

UCLA edge rusher Laiatu Latu would be an appealing choice at No. 17 if he was still on the board but if his medical flags make the Jaguars fidgety about taking him, they could then target his teammate, Gabriel Murphy. Although Murphy wasn't as prolific as Latu, he was still dependable last year, registering eight sacks and 16 tackles for a loss.

Having started his collegiate career at North Texas, Murphy transferred to UCLA in 2022. At 6'3" and 260 pounds, he's got the size and skill set to rush the passer from a standup position in the NFL. He needs to be more disciplined to develop into a steady contributor but he would be a safe pick in Round 4.

Round 4 (via Saints): Rod Moore, safety Michigan

The Jaguars could make changes to their safety room in the offseason. Veteran Rayshawn Jenkins is entering the last year of the contract he signed in 2021 and could be a cap casualty. Moreover, special teams ace Daniel Thomas is slated to become a free agent. The team's brass moves on from both but they have options in place to replace them. They could plug in Antonio Johnson, who mostly lined up at nickel last year, at safety.

Also, 2023 sixth-round pick Erick Hallet II could compete for a roster spot after spending his rookie campaign in the practice squad. That said, the Jags shouldn't shy away from using a draft choice on a safety. They have an extra one in Round 4 after trading with the New Orleans Saints last year. They could use that extra selection on Michigan's Rod Moore.

Moore can drop back in coverage but also defend the run. The fact that he played special teams for the Wolverines shows his willingness to play whatever role he's asked to help his team win. He must work on wrapping up tackles but he's got the upside to develop into a starter down the road.