Jacksonville Jaguars go all defense in 4-round 2024 NFL Mock Draft

• The Jaguars stack their defense with lots of talent in this 4-round NFL Mock draft.

Feb 29, 2024; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Texas defensive lineman T'Vondre Sweat (DL25) works out during
Feb 29, 2024; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Texas defensive lineman T'Vondre Sweat (DL25) works out during / Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
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The Jacksonville Jaguars had a top-10 defense in 2020 but they regressed last year. Although the unit got off to a strong start, they faltered down the stretch. After the season, the Jags relieved defensive coordinator Mike Caldwell of his duties and brought in Ryan Nielsen to fill the opening.

Nielsen had the same position with the Atlanta Falcons last year. Under his watch, the defense made considerable improvement. And to ensure he enjoys similar success in Jacksonville, the team's brass signed several free agents who should have an immediate impact. The crown jewel was defensive tackle Arik Armstead, but the Jags also inked cornerback Ronald Darby, and safety Darnell Savage, who'll be lining up in the slot.

But despite the free-agency additions, the defense could still use further reinforcements. They get them in this four-round NFL mock draft.

Dallas Turner, Edge, Alabama - Round 1, pick 17

The Jaguars will probably go wide receiver or cornerback in the first round but they could also add a pass rusher to their rotation. There's going to be a run for quarterbacks, offensive tackles, and wide receivers in the top 15, so maybe Dallas Turner will be available when they're on the clock at No. 17.

Turner tested well at the scouting combine, running the 40-yard dash in 4.46 seconds and posting a 40.5-inch vertical jump. Having said that, he's more than just a workout warrior. The former Alabama standout has the production to back up his status as a potential top-15 pick. Last year, he registered 10 sacks and 14.5 tackles for a loss for the Crimson Tide.

Add the fact that Turner already developed a repertoire of pass-rush moves, and he could earn a role in the Jaguars' pass-rush rotation right out of the gate.