Jacksonville Jaguars too-early 5 round NFL Mock Draft: Tyler Guyton slides to Round 3

• The Jaguars trade out of the first-round and get the missing pieces to contend in our mock draft
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The Jacksonville Jaguars are having a season the fans in Duval had been wishing for years. They are leading the AFC South and potentially staring at a 12-5 season, or 10-7 at worst. But as tremendous a season it's been comparatively for the Jags, they do not look quite ready for a Super Bowl run. After back-to-back losses, it is safe to say they still have some missing pieces. So, let's focus on the 2024 NFL draft and consider some options.

The Jaguars have a few areas they need to improve on. The pass rush is one, beefing up the interior line with a pass-rushing threat and a run-stopping defensive tackle who can plug the hole as effectively as he can sack opposing quarterbacks. Fortunately, the 2024 draft is deep with interior defensive linemen.

Shoring up the offensive line, especially at the guard and center positions, is also a must. Trevor Lawrence can not be allowed to get sacked 31 times again in 2024. The Jaguars also need some depth at corner, and this draft isn't great past the second round for defensive backs, so jumping early may be beneficial.

The Jaguars are currently 8-5 and expected to pick in the 20s in the first round of the draft. For the sake of argument let's say they'll get pick No. 26. Also, let's project they let Calvin Ridley walk in free agency. That would leave them without a third-round pick, as part of the deal they made with the Falcons.

With Jerimiah Trotter Jr off. the board and the Chiefs selected Ohio State defensive tackle Tyleik Williams at 25, the Jaguars elected to trade back, giving the Commanders the 26th and 218th overall picks in exchange for the 36th and the No. 68th.

So, in our five-round mock draft, the Jaguars will choose 36, 57, 68, 90, 110, and 115, taking into account a compensatory selection they'll get in the third. Mock draft time, let's get to it.