Here is a 2014 NFL Mock Draft for the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Draft is under two weeks away, and everyone is anxious to see what the team will do with the third-overall selection.
#3 – Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M
The Jaguars get a win-win situation here. Not only do they get a guy that has the potential to win football games for them, but the organization’s chances of selling tickets in 2014 skyrockets. This move would be perfect on all levels for Jacksonville.
#39 – Allen Robinson, WR, Penn State
There are major holes in the receiving corps in Jacksonville. The team has to be concerned about Justin Blackmon, and a guy like Ace Sanders isn’t going to be able to handle a big load. Robinson and Manziel can become a huge connection in years to come.
#70 – Marcus Martin, C, USC
Many believe that Martin will fall into the third round. If that’s the case, the Jaguars have to jump at the opportunity to grab their future starting center. There’s a big hole to be filled, and Martin can be that guy.
#105 – Christian Kirksey, OLB, Iowa
The buzz surrounding Kirksey leading up to May has been tremendous, and he fits the type of player that Jacksonville could use on their defensive unit. If he falls outside of the top-100, the Jaguars have to snatch him up.
#114 – Victor Hampton, CB, South Carolina
The former Gamecock might fall a bit on draft day, but I don’t think the Jaguars would let him get past them with this pick. They desperately need depth in their secondary, and Hampton is a guy that can provide just that.
#144 – Storm Johnson, RB, UCF
While many Jacksonville fans hope the UCF prospect their team gets is Blake Bortles, they shouldn’t be upset if this is the pick. Johnson is one of the most underrated prospects in this class. Toby Gerhart won’t be able to handle the entire load for the 2014 season. Johnson can come in and provide an alternative, making the Jags running back group one of the best in the AFC.
#150 – Brandon Linder, OG, Miami
The Jaguars need help on the interior of their offensive line. They did sign Zane Beadles, but Linder can come in and compete for a starting job right away. Manziel and Johnson would both be thrilled with this selection.
#159 – Antone Exum, CB, Virginia Tech
Despite being graded higher earlier in the scouting process, many believe that Exum will fall due to various knocks. We can’t forget that as bad as the Jacksonville offense needs to be improved, the defense needs a major revamping as well.
#179 – Tre Boston, S, North Carolina
This is simple – the battle between Boston and second-year safety Josh Evans would be incredible!
#205 – Bennie Fowler, WR, Michigan State
The Jaguars get a guy here that can compete for a spot on the 53-man roster. Fowler can play, and while many will sleep on him, the 6’1″ wide-out is a guy that can make an impact at the NFL level.
#222 – Connor Shaw, QB, South Carolina
Let’s be honest, Chad Henne isn’t going to lead this team to wins if Manziel goes down. Why not give the hard-working Shaw a chance to show what he has. At worst, this makes for an interesting training camp battle.
Weigh in below, Jaguar fans. What do you think of this mock draft?