Jaguars endure the worst-case scenario in this 2024 NFL Mock Draft

• There's no way the Jaguars can mess up the 2024 NFL Draft... right?
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Round 2, pick 48 - Nate Wiggins

  • Clemson, cornerback

This year's draft is loaded at cornerback, which is great news for teams help at the positions. As many as five prospects have a first-round grade, but not all of them will be picked in the top 32. This means some of them will still be available in Round 2. The one the Jags should avoid but take in this mock draft is Nate Wiggins.

Wiggins could be a fan favorite because he played college football at Clemson like Trevor Lawrence and Travis Etienne did. Add the fact that he plays a position of need for Jacksonville and he appears to be an enticing option at 48. However, that may not be the case.

At 6'1" and 173 pounds, Wiggins has the length to play in the boundaries. He may need to bulk up a bit but he should be able to accomplish that in the offseason. The trouble is that the 2023 First-Team All-ACC is better suited to play zone. This could be a potential issue because the Jaguars will play press coverage under defensive coordinator Ryan Nielsen.

While Wiggins could eventually develop into a solid press corner, there are other prospects who may be better fits in Nielsen's scheme. For the time being, he gets the nod in this worst-case scenario mock.

Round 3, pick 96 (complementary) - Johnny Wilson

  • Florida State, wide receiver

On paper, this pick doesn't look that bad. After all, the Jaguars already address their most pressing need, and they would still need to add reinforcements to the wide receiver corps after losing Calvin Ridley in free agency. So what's wrong about taking Johnny Wilson in the third round?

At 6'6", Wilson has the size to be a massive target in the red zone but struggles to come down with contested catches. Furthermore, he's dealt with drops throughout his career. At this stage of his career, he's more of a developmental prospect. He may be able to correct both issues but he'll need time, which is why Round 3 would be too early for him.

The Jags need someone who can contribute as a rookie and potentially earn a big role on offense. Wilson might not be that player.