Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Jacksonville Jaguars 2024 NFL Mock Draft Roundup 1.0

Throughout the year and leading up to the 2024 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:

EDSFootball - Kevin Hanson (5/9)

23. Bralen Trice, EDGE, Washington

Trice has good size and strength, plays with a relentless motor and finished 2022 with 12 TFLs and nine sacks. Both Josh Allen and K'Lavon Chaisson are scheduled to become free agents in 2024.

CBS Sports - Josh Edwards (5/8)

23. Malik Nabers, WR, LSU

Jacksonville can move on from Zay Jones, save money and potentially upgrade the room.

ESPN - Todd McShay (5/4)

23. Cooper DeJean, CB, Iowa

Jacksonville has Tyson Campbell and Darious Williams on the outside, but both are free agents after the 2024 season. And it could use someone in the slot, too. DeJean has the versatility to play there before moving outside. He's an instinctive playmaker with speed, and he's built like a safety at 6-foot-1, 209 pounds. DeJean had five interceptions last season, and three were TD returns. And after the Jags struggled on punt returns (7.9 yards per run back) last year, he could bring a boost there. He averaged 16.5 yards per return in 2022.

The Athletic - Dane Brugler (5/2)

21. Cooper DeJean, CB, Iowa

Iowa had a really good showing in the 2023 NFL Draft, and the cupboard isn't bare. DeJean is an explosive athlete (watch his high school dunking highlights) and led the Hawkeyes last season with five interceptions.

CBS Sports - Ryan Wilson (5/2)

23. Connor Colby, IOL, Iowa

After taking two offensive linemen in '23, the Jags continue to bolster the unit responsible for protecting Trevor Lawrence.

Fox Sports - Rob Rang (5/1)

22. Johnny Wilson, WR, Florida State

The Jaguars have provided Trevor Lawrence some quality pass-catchers, with former Atlanta Falcons first round pick Calvin Ridley a candidate to emerge as a true No. 1. The Jaguars do not currently boast much size at the position, however, and could see the relatively local product, Wilson — at a Mike Evans-like 6-6, 240 pounds — as an ideal supplement.

The 33rd Team (5/1)

24. Denzel Burke, CB, Ohio State

The Jacksonville Jaguars could be looking for a cornerback, and they find a good one in Denzel Burke from Ohio State. Burke has the size, feet, speed and instincts NFL teams are searching for at this position. He has clean eyes and gets a jump on plays because of his outstanding instincts. He has the potential to be a shutdown corner in the NFL.

PFF - Max Chadwick (5/1)

23. Denzel Burke, CB, Ohio State

As a true freshman, Burke started at outside corner for Ohio State and only allowed a 48.4% completion rate while forcing 10 incompletions and not allowing any touchdowns.

He regressed as a sophomore, allowing a 110.2 passer rating when targeted. He's a physical press corner at 6-foot-1, 190 pounds and could go much higher than this with a bounceback junior campaign.

For the Win - Christian D'Andrea (4/30)

25. James Williams, S, Miami (FL)

Williams has the size (6-foot-5, 225 pounds) to have a Kyle Hamilton-type presence for the Hurricanes in 2023. He'd stay in state and punch up a roster that's thin at safety and in need of secondary help in general. The big safety can crush ball carriers near the line of scrimmage and hold his own in man coverage.

USA Today - Michael Middlehurst-Schwartz (4/30)

22. Cooper DeJean, CB, Iowa

Trent Baalke loves adding rangy athletes to his defense, and the multitalented DeJean certainly fits the bill. The 6-1, 209-pounder tallied five interceptions last year and returned three for scores.

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