Jaguars fortify O-Line and WR corps in 4-round 2024 NFL Mock Draft

• The Jaguars load up on offensive talent in this 4-round mock draft
Florida State Seminoles wide receiver Johnny Wilson (14) catches a pass from Florida State Seminoles
Florida State Seminoles wide receiver Johnny Wilson (14) catches a pass from Florida State Seminoles / Alicia Devine/Tallahassee Democrat / USA
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The Jacksonville Jaguars will enter the 2024 NFL Draft with lots of pressure. Just one year after seizing the AFC South title and making the playoffs, they now play second fiddle to the Houston Texans. If the Jags want to bounce back and reclaim the division, they'll restock the roster in the draft.

Their offense, in particular, could use some reinforcements. Back in 2022, they ranked 10th in the league in total yards and points scored. However, injuries exposed their lack of depth last year, especially across the offensive line, so it would be a good idea to keep stacking talent even after signing center Mitch Morse in free agency. The wide receiver corps could use a boost after losing Calvin Ridley in free agency. The front office checks off both boxes in this four-round mock draft.

Brian Thomas Jr., LSU - Round 1, pick 17

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The Jaguars couldn't re-sign Calvin Ridley in free agency, so they've been looking for potential options to replace him. They reportedly inquired about Brandon Aiyuk and Tee Higgins would be a logical fit based on his prior relationship with Trevor Lawrence. Another alternative is to put together a trade package to move into the top 10, and draft either Rome Odunze or Malik Nabers.

But if Jacksonville doesn't want to pour too many resources into their wide receiver room, they can stay at No. 17, and take Brian Thomas Jr. While there's a dropoff from the big 3 (Marvin Harrison Jr., Odunze, and Nabers) to Thomas, he's is no slouch. Last year, he reeled in 68 receptions for 1,177 yards with 17 touchdowns.

Thomas has to hone his footwork and do a better job of coming down with contested catches, but he's got the size (6'3") and the speed (4.35-second 40-yard dash) to become a steady contributor on the Jags' offense as a rookie. The best part of taking him at No. 17 is that the team's brass wouldn't have to part ways with draft picks to land him in the first round.