Here’s a look at my first 2019 4 round mock draft for the Jags of the year.
1st round (7) – Dwayne Haskins, QB Ohio State.
Haskins is the best QB in this draft by a mile. He’s a gifted passer, passing for 4,831 yards while completing 70% of his passes and 50 TD’S. Some may have questions about being a one year starter, but even as a redshirt freshman he showed flashes that he would be an elite QB. If the Jags want Haskins, they may have to leap the Giants to do so and I think they will do that if it comes down to landing their franchise quarterback.
2nd round (38) – Deebo Samuel, WR South Carolina.
If you watched any of the 2018 Jacksonville Jaguars, it’s clear that the Jags lack playmakers on the offensive side of the ball. Outside of DeDe Westbrook and Leonard Fournette (when he’s actually healthy) the Jags have no threats. They drafted Wide Receiver Dj Chark in the 2nd round last year but he really struggled with drops, route running and was only productive on special teams. Deebo Samuel was used as returner, running back, and receiver at South Carolina and was a threat any time he got the ball in his hands. He is a gifted route runner and makes it look effortless. Also against the national champions Clemson Tigers, Deebo had the best game of his career with 11 catches for 202 yards and 3 TD’S. Even though most “draft analysts” have him as a late 2nd-3rd round pick, I think after a strong senior bowl performance and when teams look at the film, he will be a late 1st-early 2nd round pick. Jags would be thrilled to get him at 38.
3rd round (69) – Chris Lindstrom, G Boston College
With Right Guard A.J Cann most likely leaving in free agency, The Jaguars will look to add a guard in the draft. Lindstrom is one of the best lineman in the draft and is one of the main reasons for Boston College’s success in the running game. He helped stud Boston College RB A.J Dillon, run for 1,589 yards and 14 TD’s as a true freshman while averaging 5.3 yards per carry and 1,108 yards with 10 TD’s, 4.9 yards per carry in only 10 games. I think Lindstrom will a really good player in the league and an instant upgrade over A.J Cann.
3rd round (95) – Kaden Smith, TE Stanford.
It’s been a while since the Jags have had a legit threat at the TE position. They failed to draft one last year and fired back on them after Austin Seferian-Jenkins was placed on IR. At 6’5 252, Kaden Smith is a big and great receiving Tight End that had over 600 yards receiving this past season. Smith would finally provide the Jags with a legit threat at the Tight End position.
4th round (102) – D’andre Walker, DE Georgia.
D’andre Walker was arguably Georgia’s best defensive player last year and was the leader of an overall good unit. Walker at 6’2 245, is a tweener 3-4 Outside Linebacker, high motor player which fits the mold of what Jaguars defensive coordinator Todd Wash likes from his weakside Defensive Ends in his 4-3 defense. With Dante Fowler traded at the deadline, Walker would immediately be thrown into the rotation and provide depth behind star Defensive end Yannick Ngakoue.