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Jacksonville Jaguars Mock Draft Roundup 1.0


Throughout the year and leading up to the 2021 NFL draft, we will update our Jacksonville Jaguars Mock Draft Roundup showing picks for the Jacksonville Jaguars from several prominent sites and draft analysts.



The following are picks in recent mock drafts for the Jaguars:

Pro Football Network - DiCecco (6/7)
1) Jacksonville Jaguars: Trevor Lawrence, QB Clemson
16) Jacksonville Jaguars (via Rams): Pat Freiermuth, TE Penn State

Gardner Minshew is a capable NFL signal-caller but doesn't offer much of a ceiling. The Jaguars land the best blue-chip quarterback prospect since Andrew Luck, as the snake-bitten franchise attempts to rebuild their way back to prominence.

The Jaguars invested various resources into the tight end position in recent years, but the glaring lack of production has largely hindered the offense. Freiermuth, the unanimous top tight end in this class, gives Lawrence a security blanket and red zone target that can work all three levels of the field.

Fox Sports - McIntyre (6/7)
1. Jacksonville Jaguars -- Trevor Lawrence, QB, Clemson
11. Jacksonville Jaguars (via Los Angeles Rams) -- Patrick Surtain Jr, CB, Alabama

As I dive deeper into every team during the 2020 offseason, this much is clear: The Jaguars have the least talented roster in football. They're in need of players at every position. Minshew Magic may be good for a couple upset wins this Fall, but this is a colossal rebuilding project.

The Rams rebounded from a shaky offseason to have a very good draft. Still, a difficult season awaits. Surtain will probably be the second best defensive back in America in 2020 after LSU sophomore Derek Stingley.

Walter Football (5/19)
1. Jacksonville Jaguars: Trevor Lawrence, QB, Clemson
6. Jacksonville Jaguars: Walker Little, OT, Stanford

The Jaguars traded away A.J. Bouye, prompting Leonard Fournette to tweet the Will Smith meme where he's standing in Unce Phil's empty mansion. That perfectly describes Jacksonville's situation, so imagine how Fournette will feel when Jacksonville trades Yannick Ngakoue as well. The team is devoid of talent in most places, and it could obtain the No. 1 overall pick as a result. Trevor Lawrence is the very early favorite to be the No. 1 pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. He has it all, and that includes size (6-6, 215), a big arm, accuracy and mobility.

The Jaguars need to make sure Trevor Lawrence is protected as well as possible. Their offensive line stinks right now and is in dire need of some upgrades. Walker Little was projected as a top-10 prospect in the 2020 NFL Draft before he suffered an injury. He'll be back to that designation in 20201 if he can show that he's healthy.

CBS Sports - Edwards (5/12)
1. Jacksonville Jaguars: Trevor Lawrence, QB, Clemson
18. Jacksonville Jaguars: Kyle Pitts, TE, Florida

Lawrence has been regarded as a can't-miss prospect for quite some time. Despite being outshined by Joe Burrow in the national championship game, Lawrence has a really bright future in the NFL.

Jacksonville has an affinity for the University of Florida: Jawaan Taylor, Taven Bryan and now C.J. Henderson. Pitts has great body control down the field and will be an ideal option for Trevor Lawrence.

CBS Sports - Trapasso (5/4)
1. Jacksonville Jaguars: Trevor Lawrence, QB, Clemson
15. Jacksonville Jaguars (via LAR): Alaric Jackson, OL, Iowa

This is a layup. Gardner Minshew is fun but not a long-term franchise quarterback. And unless the Jaguars drastically overachieve in 2020, there will likely be a new head coach and general manager in Jacksonville in 2021, both of whom will be eager to land someone as talented as Lawrence.

Jackson is next in a long line of Iowa tackles who enter the NFL after being highly regarded as a prospect. While his balance could improve, he's massive, ultra-strong, and moves well for his size.

PFF - Renner (4/30)
1. Jacksonville Jaguars -- QB Trevor Lawrence, Clemson
15. Jacksonville Jaguars -- OT Walker Little, Stanford

I know everyone is saying that Justin Fields made up ground on Lawrence last season, but something drastic would have to change for Lawrence not to be the No. 1 pick. He's earned grades of 90.7 and 91.0 in his first two seasons and has elite physical tools for the position.

Little had cleaned up the hitch in his kick-slide last year against Northwestern and looked poised for a big year before going down with an injury for the season. He's got the physical tools to be a complete tackle in the league.

San Diego Union Tribune (4/29)
1. Jacksonville (150/1) -- Trevor Lawrence, QB, Clemson
15. Jacksonville from L.A. Rams (33/1) -- Chuba Hubbard, RB, Oklahoma State

Lawrence would have been the top pick in the last two drafts had he been eligible.

The Cowboys haven't had a running back selected in the first round since Barry Sanders in 1989. Can Hubbard top his sophomore season (2,094 yards and 21 touchdowns)?

SI - Hanson (4/27)
1. Jacksonville Jaguars: Trevor Lawrence, QB, Clemson
15. Jacksonville Jaguars (via LAR): Liam Eichenberg, OT, Notre Dame

Early odds put the Jags in the pole position in their bid to #tankfortrevor. If picking first in 2021, a front office and coaching staff reset is almost guaranteed in Duval County. Lawrence, who will finally be draft-eligible in 2021, has been the presumed top pick since his freshman campaign. He's led Clemson to a national championship, back-to-back title game appearances with only one loss (25-1) and has all of the traits--size, arm strength, accuracy, mobility, etc.--that teams covet in a franchise-changing quarterback.

While I like small-school prospect Ben Bartch, left tackle Cam Robinson will be a free agent in 2021 and there has been some speculation about moving him inside this season. A potential first-round pick had he declared in 2020, Eichenberg returns to South Bend as a three-year starter at left tackle and has the length and athletic feet to protect Trevor Lawrence's blind side for a long time.

Bleacher Report - Miller (4/27)
3. Jacksonville Jaguars -- QB Trevor Lawrence, Clemson
17. Jacksonville Jaguars (from Rams) -- OT Alex Leatherwood, Alabama

If the Jaguars are selecting No. 3 overall, as the early Super Bowl odds have them ranked, it most likely means the Gardner Minshew II experiment didn't work. It may also mean a new head coach and general manager. Whether it's just a new quarterback or a new regime, starting over with Trevor Lawrence is what many franchises will no doubt be angling to do this coming season. One area scout who covers Clemson already told me Lawrence is the best sophomore quarterback since Peyton Manning. That's a lofty comparison to live up to, and in the past we've seen highly regarded quarterbacks struggle in their final season (Jared Goff, Deshaun Watson, Justin Herbert, etc.), but Lawrence's combination of size (6'6", 220 lbs), athleticism and arm strength makes him the kind of prospect you think about losing games for.

After finding a quarterback of the future in Trevor Lawrence, the Jaguars go the route of the 2020 Miami Dolphins and select a left tackle of the future, too. Alex Leatherwood was another surprise return to Alabama this season, but the senior-to-be has the pedigree, tools and potential to become a first-round left tackle prospect with time to improve his agility and timing in pass protection. With a good offseason and regular season, Leatherwood can move into the top 15 next year.

SB Nation - Kadar (4/27)
1. Jacksonville Jaguars: Trevor Lawrence, QB, Clemson
16. Jacksonville Jaguars (from Rams): Samuel Cosmi, OT, Texas

If the Jaguars end up with the first pick, chances are the Gardner Minshew experiment didn't work, head coach Doug Marrone got fired, and general manager Dave Caldwell probably did too.

If the Jaguars do take a quarterback at the top of the draft, it would be smart to target a pass blocker with their second pick. Cosmi started his first two seasons at right tackle for Texas and will switch to the left side this year.

The Athletic - Brugler (4/27)
1. Jacksonville Jaguars -- *Trevor Lawrence, QB, Clemson
17. Jacksonville Jaguars (from LAR) -- Trey Smith, OG, Tennessee

The Jaguars will give Gardner Minshew the chance to prove he is the long-term option next season. But if it doesn't work out, Jacksonville will be in position to land Lawrence, who might have been drafted ahead of Burrow if he were eligible in the 2020 class.

Coming back from a career-threatening injury, Smith returned to form last season as a junior, bouncing defensive linemen around the field. As long as the medicals are clean, his power and point-of-attack skills project very well to the NFL game.

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