Can the Jaguars give up on Luke Joeckel yet? It may seem soon, but remember, he was the No. 2 overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. By the time the 2016 NFL Draft rolls around, that'll be three disappointing seasons, and Joeckel will be entering his contract year, anyway. So, yeah, I think Jacksonville will draft an elite left tackle, given the opportunity. Joeckel simply can't protect Blake Bortles, so the Jaguars need to find a better option before they ruin their quarterback, much like the Texans did with David Carr.
There's some strange off-the-field issue going on with Laremy Tunsil right now, but what that is exactly is unclear. I'll move him down in my mock if it turns out to be bad, but for now, he stays up here.
Rd. 2, Pk. 2
Dan Voltz, C, Wisconsin
The Jaguars signed Stefen Wisniewski, but that was just to a 1-year deal, so they may need a new center after this season.
The Jaguars add a rusher to complete a dangerous defensive line. A front comprised of Bosa, Dante Fowler, Jared Odrick and SenDerrick Marks could be very hard on quarterbacks.
After missing the season opener with a suspension, Bosa has totaled 13 tackles with 2.5 for a loss and .5 sacks in three games.
During 2014, Bosa recorded 55 tackles with 13.5 sacks, 21 tackles for a loss, four forced fumbles and a pass defended. He simply lived in opponents' backfields. The 6-foot-5, 285-pounder has speed to go with natural strength. He possesses a serious burst off the snap and is fast to turn the corner. The sophomore also showed good hands to shed blocks while working upfield.
Bosa was one of the best freshmen in 2013, and his talent was obvious. He racked up 44 tackles with 13.5 tackles for a loss, 7.5 sacks and one forced fumble that season.
Pick change; previously Vernon Hargreaves III, CB
Rd. 2, Pk. 5
Le'Raven Clark, OT, Texas Tech
Luke Joeckel has been a disappointment, and the Jaguars could use more talent and competition on the offensive line.
Clark was solid for Texas Tech in 2014, including his matchup versus Arkansas' Trey Flowers. Clark (6-5, 320) had a strong freshman debut in 2012 as he started 13 games at right guard. In 2013, he took over at left tackle and, once again, was selected by the media as an all-conference standout. Clark has natural abilities as a pass-protector and moves well for his size. He also has the strength to open holes in the ground game.
The off-field issues will certainly be resolved by the time the draft rolls around so Joey Bosa at number one feels like a good bet. Bosa is a good pick for Jacksonville because they will be looking for a running mate to go opposite of 2015 first rounder Dante Fowler Jr. Fowler Jr. won't see a snap in 2015 because of a knee injury so the Bosa selection also gives Jacksonville some insurance in the event that Fowler doesn't come back the way they expect.
I don’t care that the Jaguars have Luke Joeckel and Jeremy Parnell “solidified” as left and right tackle respectively for the 2015 and 2016 seasons; Ronnie Stanley could have been a top 10 pick in 2015 and will push for a top 5 selection in 2016. Also, he will most likely be way better than both of them in a few years. Jacksonville drafts Stanley to push one of them. Worst case scenario: he makes for a kickass guard that will probably take Joeckel’s spot in 2017. That’s probably the best “worst case” one can get from their 1st round pick.
Quarterback Blake Bortels will be promising,he is a true stud with the 3 best WRs in Jacksonville 2 year guys,why not draft another WR.But this one can do it all,Block,Jet Sweep,Y-Bubble over,Going Deep. Treadwell has good hands and good Route Running ability and can help bring more fire power to this Offense.Bringing in some Veteran WRs could also help these young guys develop faster.
The Jaguars don’t really have a defense that makes opposing offensive coordinators think, “Let’s not throw the ball a lot.” A healthy Dante Fowler Jr. will help Jacksonville get closer to making that a reality, as will adding a respectable cornerback. Though Aaron Colvin has some potential to be successful, it never hurts to add a future starting cornerback. White definitely has the fluidity to make for a solid NFL cornerback, especially since he possesses some ball skills that could give him multiple interceptions in his rookie campaign.