Jacksonville Jaguars Three-Round Mock Draft

Dec 20, 2020; Baltimore, Maryland, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars running back James Robinson (30) celebrates with teammates after scoring a third quarter touchdown against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

This year’s draft could prove to be a franchise-altering one for the Jacksonville Jaguars. With the newly hired coach Urban Meyer, and the number one pick, all signs point to picking a generational talent in (spoiler alert) Trevor Lawrence. After that, though, this team has an additional four picks in the first three rounds to add talent around their new QB. Per usual, this mock was done using The Draft Network’s system. 

Round One

No. 1- QB Trevor Lawrence (Clemson)

Jan 1, 2021; New Orleans, LA, USA; Clemson Tigers quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) attempts a pass against the Ohio State Buckeyes during the second half at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

This is a no-brainer. Trevor Lawrence is the closest prospect to a sure thing at the QB position since Andrew Luck, and he can potentially change the next 10-15 years for the Jaguars. 

No. 25- EDGE Kwity Paye (Michigan)

Nov 2, 2019; College Park, MD, USA; Michigan Wolverines defensive lineman Kwity Paye (19) and linebacker Jordan Glasgow (29) prior to the snap during the \2g\ against the Maryland Terrapins at Capital One Field at Maryland Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

The Jaguars have made moves to improve their defense with the signing of Malcolm Brown. They have promising pass rushers in both Josh Allen and Joe Giles-Harris, but adding depth to the position should be a focus. If Jacksonville can get someone like Paye with this pick, they absolutely need to jump on it. Paye still has a lot of room for growth which makes him an exciting prospect, but it also means he may be a little rough around the edges at first. 

Round Two

No. 33- WR Terrace Marshall Jr. (LSU)

Oct 10, 2020; Columbia, Missouri, USA; LSU Tigers wide receiver Terrace Marshall Jr. (6) runs against Missouri Tigers safety Martez Manuel (3) during the second half at Faurot Field at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

Terrace Marshall Jr. spent 2019 as the sidekick to Justin Jefferson and Ja’Marr Chase. He answered any questions about whether he could be a top receiver in 2020 with career-highs in receptions and yards over just seven games. The fact that he only played seven games due to a broken foot could cause him to slip a little further in the draft than some are anticipating. If he does manage to make it into the second round, Jacksonville could get a steal. They already have a talented receiver core, especially after adding Marvin Jones, but this move could give them a versatile player that is comfortable on either the outside or in the slot. 

No. 45- OT Brady Christensen (BYU)

Dec 22, 2020; Boca Raton, Florida, USA; Brigham Young Cougars offensive lineman Brady Christensen (67), linebacker Zayne Anderson (23), defensive back Troy Warner (4) and quarterback Zach Wilson (1) celebrate after defeating the UCF Knights at FAU Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Jacksonville should focus one of these first-second round picks on picking up a player to protect Trevor Lawrence’s blind side. I said he is the surest thing since Andrew Luck, but injuries due to taking too many hits led to his unexpected retirement just seven years into his career. The Jags need to make sure that doesn’t happen to Lawrence. They have two very good guards in A.J. Cann and Andrew Norwell, and when healthy, their center Brandon Linder is one of the best in the league. Jacksonville’s tackles are definitely a weakness, and Christensen answered any doubts about his athletic ability last week. He was the anchor to one of the best offensive lines in college football last year, and he showed off his ridiculous athleticism during his Pro Day. He clocked a 4.89u 40 time while also leaping 10’4 in the broad jump. 

Round Three

No. 65- TE Brevin Jordan (Miami)

Oct 11, 2019; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Miami Hurricanes tight end Brevin Jordan (9) carries the ball against the Virginia Cavaliers during the second half at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

After solidifying the WR room with the Terrace Marshall pick, the Jags bolster their TE position that was very underwhelming in 2020. Brevin Jordan is one of the best TEs in the draft, and he showed improvement in each year at Miami. He can play in the traditional spot right on-line, or he can spread into the slot as a receiver. He has shown improvement in his blocking, but it is still a work in progress. Where he truly thrives is as a receiver where his hand skills and speed make him a nightmare for both linebackers and defensive backs. If Jacksonville can get both Marshall and Jordan, Lawrence should have no issue getting the ball out. 

Closing Thoughts

This mock went about as well as it possibly could have. There were a few surprises, including five CBs going in the first round, which undoubtedly affected Terrace Marshall falling into the second round. That said, it’s not impossible that something similar could happen during the draft. Jacksonville has a ton of quality picks, and they should be able to pick up some immediate talent for Urban Meyer’s crew.