Jacksonville Jaguars 2022 Mock Draft: Major Help For Trevor Lawrence

Purdue WR David Bell. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports
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Trey McBride, Senior Bowl, 2022 NFL Draft
2022 NFL Draft, Trey McBride. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports /

Round 3, 66th Overall: Trey McBride, TE, Colorado State

Yes, the Jacksonville Jaguars traded for Dan Arnold this season, and have gotten some glimpses of production from Chris Manhertz, but an impact tight end in both phases would be great for this Jaguars offense and provide a security blanket for Lawrence.

Trey McBride makes a ton of sense here, and the Jaguars should be calling immediately to send the pick in if he’s available. McBride had a phenomenal 2021 season, catching 90 passes for 1,121 yards and a touchdown. He uses his size well to separate as a receiver and can dominate at the catch point, and he’s a tenacious blocker at the point of attack who looks to finish every chance he gets.

Round 3, 75th Overall: Lecitus Smith, OL, Virginia Tech

Both starting guards for the Jacksonville Jaguars, Andrew Norwell and A.J. Cann, are set to hit free agency after the season, leaving a hole in the middle of the offensive line. Ben Bartch could take a step forward, but betting on that with no other additions wouldn’t make sense.

Here, the Jaguars get a draft Twitter favorite in Virginia Tech guard Lecitus Smith. Smith is a rock solid pass protector who has a strong anchor and great grip strength. He’s hard to move off his spot and can get to the second level as a run blocker.