Saturday, February 6, 2021

Jacksonville Jaguars 2021 NFL Mock Draft Roundup, 5.0

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: - Zierlein (2/4)

1. Trevor Lawrence, QB, Clemson

This pick should be set in stone as the Jaguars hit reset with a brand new face of the franchise.

25. Jaycee Horn, CB, South Carolina

The son of former NFL receiver Joe Horn, Jaycee has prototypical size (6-1, 200) and length. He's best in press coverage, but has the eye discipline and athleticism to play in any scheme. - Brooks (2/1)

1. Trevor Lawrence, QB, Clemson

Urban Meyer comes out of retirement to coach a premier QB talent as he aims to quickly rebuild the Jaguars.

25. Christian Barmore, IDL, Alabama

The lack of beef on the interior contributed to the Jaguars' woes against the run in 2020. Barmore is a 300-plus pound run stopper with disruptive pass-rush skills.

Akron Beacon Journal - Kadar (2/1)

1. Trevor Lawrence, QB, Clemson

Although it's only been since 1995, Jacksonville's history of taking quarterbacks in the first round is not pretty. They've taken three total. Those players were Blake Bortles (2014), Blaine Gabbert (2011) and Byron Leftwich (2003). Unlike Lawrence, none were the first overall pick. And also unlike Lawrence, none were anointed as football's version of the Chosen One.

25. Christian Barmore, IDL, Alabama

The interior of Jacksonville's defensive line has fallen apart in recent years, and that was evident this season when the Jaguars finished 30th in rushing yards allowed. The problem for the Jaguars is that this draft is lean on defensive tackles. Barmore decided to go pro after his redshirt sophomore season and straight away became the top player at the position.

The Ringer - Kelly (1/31)

1. Trevor Lawrence, QB, Clemson

Lawrence has been locked in as the top pick for two years now, and the Jaguars are the lucky sweepstakes winners. The former Clemson passer has the traits to become a star early on in his career, and should find a relatively soft landing spot playing in new head coach Urban Meyer's offense and throwing to talented receivers like D.J. Chark and Laviska Shenault Jr.

25. Alijah Vera-Tucker, IOL, USC

The Jaguars go the same route as the Jets here, grabbing an offensive lineman to pair with their rookie quarterback. If the Jags let Cam Robinson walk in free agency, Vera-Tucker's got Day 1 starting potential on Trevor Lawrence's blind side; and if Robinson stays with the team, the USC product can bounce inside and do his thing there.

USA Today - Davis (1/28)

1. Trevor Lawrence, QB, Clemson

This selection could make Cincinnati's choice of Joe Burrow a year ago seem dramatic by comparison. Lawrence has long been considered a generational prospect on the order of John Elway, Peyton Manning or Andrew Luck. He has the size (6-6, 200), arm strength, accuracy, mobility and grasp of the position to immediately jumpstart the Jags in concert with new coach Urban Meyer. Clemson didn't lose a regular-season game in Lawrence's three years as a starter, a stretch when he threw 90 TD passes and ran for 18 scores but was picked off just 17 times. The Georgia native should also put quite a charge into the Jags' often tepid fan base.

25. Christian Barmore, IDL, Alabama

The Jags' 31st-ranked defense is in tatters, but Barmore -- he was a wrecking ball against Ohio State in the national championship game -- can certainly hasten the rebuild as a three-down interior disruptor.

ESPN - Kiper (1/26)

1. Trevor Lawrence, QB, Clemson

Let's kick off Urban Meyer's rebuild in Jacksonville with a franchise quarterback. Lawrence is one of the best quarterback prospects I've studied over the past decade, and he has all the makings of a superstar, from arm talent to size to the ability to process at the position. And we know Meyer likes him from his comments in 2019. Make no mistake, though; this is not going to be a quick fix. The Jaguars were 1-15 for a reason. They have some talent to build around on offense, with wide receivers Laviska Shenault Jr. and DJ Chark Jr. and running back James Robinson, but they need to add protection for Lawrence on the offensive line. Will free-agent left tackle Cam Robinson be back? It's no sure thing. The good news for Meyer and new general manager Trent Baalke is that they have another first-round pick (No. 25) and an extra second-round pick from the Yannick Ngakoue trade with the Vikings.

25. Christian Barmore, IDL, Alabama

I thought about a receiver or offensive lineman here to help Trevor Lawrence, but this defense is depleted, particularly along the defensive line and in the secondary. How can we get the Jags some help? K'Lavon Chaisson, a first-rounder last year, had only one sack and nine QB hits as a rookie. Taven Bryan, a first-rounder in 2018, has only 3.5 sacks in three seasons. Barmore really came on at the end of the season, with six sacks in his final six games. He was dominant in the two College Football Playoff wins. I love the fit in Jacksonville, where he can be a penetrating 3-technique. - Jeremiah (1/22)

1. Trevor Lawrence, QB, Clemson

The Urban Meyer era begins with one of the most talented quarterbacks to enter the league in the last five years.

25. Trevon Moehrig, S, TCU

Moehrig is the best safety in the draft class and has the ability to play the deep middle or inside the box. He has a high ceiling and a high floor.

Baltimore Sun - Doon (1/22)

1. Trevor Lawrence, QB, Clemson

New coach Urban Meyer begins his rebuild with one of the best quarterback prospects in years. Lawrence will have an exciting group of young playmakers to work with in wide receivers D.J. Chark Jr., Laviska Shenault Jr. and Collin Johnson and running back James Robinson. Now it's up to Meyer and offensive coordinator Scott Linehan to get the most out of that group.

25. Christian Barmore, IDL, Alabama

As exciting as it would be to give Trevor Lawrence another offensive weapon, the Jaguars need to address a defense that finished 31st in DVOA. Barmore would help fortify the defensive line after back-to-back standout seasons for the national champion Crimson Tide.

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