Jaguars make bold trade for big-name WR in 7-round 2024 NFL Mock Draft

• The Jaguars trade for an established WR1 and bolster the defense in this 7-round mock draft.
2022 NFL Draft - Round 1
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The Jacksonville Jaguars have operated with a sense of urgency this offseason, and understandably so. They got off to a strong to 2023 but faltered down the road and ultimately missed the playoffs. One reason for their collapse was their lack of talent and depth at crucial positions. To remedy that, the front office addressed several needs in free agency. On top of that, they re-signed several key contributors, including Josh Allen, who just got a monster extension.

But as productive as the Jags have been these past few months, there's still work left to do. More specifically, they'll need to continue to hoard talent in the 2024 NFL Draft. Armed with eight picks, they have more than enough ammo to replenish the roster. H

On the other hand, the front office could use those selections to either move up a few spots or trade for an established veteran. The latter scenario takes place in this seven-round mock.

Terrion Arnold, cornerback - Round 1, pick 17

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The Jaguars inked Ronald Darby in free agency but their cornerback room could still use a boost. Tyson Campbell is coming off an injury-marred season and even if he manages to stay healthy in 2024, he might have trouble making the transition to Ryan Nielsen's heavy-press scheme.

But even if Campbell bounces back and reclaims his place as one of the top cornerbacks in the league, there's no guarantee he'll return in 2025. He's set to become a free agent, and it would be a good idea to start looking for his potential replacement in case he leaves. Terrion Arnold may be up to the task.

Arnold, a three-star recruit out of high school, originally played safety but made the switch to cornerback at Alabama. At 6'0" and 189", he would be an ideal fit in Nielsen's system, as he knows how to use his hands to stymie receivers at the line of scrimmage. Moreover, the 2023 First-Team All-SEC possesses the footwork and lateral quickness to get into a receiver's hip pocket.

His 40-yard time at the Scouting Combine of 4.51 seconds wasn't earth shattering but he's got more than enough speed to keep up with opposing wide receivers.

With Campbell and Darby in the mix, the Jaguars could afford to bring Arnold along slowly and plug him into the starting lineup once he's ready, which should be at some point in 2024.