Jaguars 2024 7-round NFL Mock Draft: Jacksonville trades up to land coveted WR

• The Jaguars trade for one of the top receivers prospects in 2024 in this 7-round NFL mock draft.

Jan 8, 2024; Houston, TX, USA; Washington Huskies wide receiver Rome Odunze (1) catches a pass
Jan 8, 2024; Houston, TX, USA; Washington Huskies wide receiver Rome Odunze (1) catches a pass / Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
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Caelen Carson, CB, Wake Forest - Round 3, pick No. 96

Without a second-round pick, the Jaguars would need to wait until Round 3 to address the cornerback position. Although they signed Ronald Darby in free agency, they need to start planning ahead of Tyson Campbell's potential departure in 2025. Campbell is set to become a free agency next year, and it's not a given that he'll return.

When you take into account that Darby's deal is only for two years, adding a cornerback seems like a reasonable course of action. Caelen Carson may be an option in the third round. A two-year starter at Wake Forest, Carson can play inside or outside. That kind of versatility would be welcome in Jacksonville.

Carson is a willing tackler in the run game and he would be an intriguing option in defensive coordinator Ryan Nielsen's press-heavy scheme. Even though the former Demon Deacon lacks top speed, he's routinely shown the ability to close in on plays. If he can hone his footwork and take better angles when tackling, he could be a steady contributor for the Jaguars.

Cooper Beebe, IOL - Round 4, pick No. 114

A four-year starter at Kansas State, Cooper Beebe played multiple positions across the offensive line, including both tackle spots and left guard. At 6'3 and 322 pounds, the two-time Big 12 Offensive Lineman of the Year has outstanding athleticism, running the 40-yard dash in 5.03 seconds. On top of that, he posted a 1.74-yard split.

Having said that, Beebe's limited arm length could be an issue in the NFL and it's a reason he isn't among the top guard prospects in this year's draft. But despite his shortcomings, he could develop into a starter down the road. If he lands with the Jaguars, he could work on his craft and learn behind veterans Ezra Cleveland and Brandon Scherff.