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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T'Vondre Sweat, DT, Texas - Round 2, pick 48

Before the Jaguars signed Arik Armstead in free agency, the interior defensive line was one of their biggest needs. While they had a pair of reliable players in DaVon Hamilton and Roy Robertson-Harris, they still needed a difference-maker who could stymie the run and create pressure from the interior. Armstead is that player, but even after his arrival, the front office should continue to load up on talent.

After taking Dallas Turner in the first round, the Jaguars could select T'Vondre Sweat in the second round. Sweat's teammate, Byron Murphy II, is one of the top defensive linemen in the draft, but he'll be gone by the time Jacksonville picks at No. 48. Sweat, though, should still be available and he is no consolation prize.

You could make the case that the Jaguars already have poured plenty of resources into the defensive line, but is there such a thing as having too many good players?

At 6'4" and 366, Sweat has the size and power to thrive in the NFL. While he isn't particularly fast, he excels at defending the run. On the other hand, he has yet to develop any pass-rush moves and his hand usage could use some work.

Overall, Sweat is a work in progress but he could hone his skills and learn behind Armstead, Hamilton, and Robertson-Harrison. He would probably get a rotational role in Jacksonville early on but would see an uptick in snaps as the season progresses.