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Nick Cross, 2022 NFL Mock Draft
2022 NFL Mock Draft prospect Nick Cross #3 of the Maryland Terrapins (Photo by G Fiume/Maryland Terrapins/Getty Images) /

Round 4, Pick 104: Nick Cross, S, Maryland

Pick Analysis. 4. player. 824. Scouting Report. S. Maryland. Nick Cross

The Jacksonville Jaguars will need to look for the best player available in the later rounds. They have needs across the field so the ability to find the best player on the board with these selections will help fill roles and add depth to the roster. Nick Cross is a great way to do that in the secondary.

Cross did a little bit of everything for the Maryland defense. He totaled 66 tackles while making it into the backfield for 3.5 tackles for loss and three sacks. He also dropped back into coverage with three interceptions and two passes defended. Cross added a couple forced fumbles as well. That type of production all over the field would be a huge boost to a rebuilding defense in Jacksonville.

Round 5, Pick 156: Matt Henningsen, DL, Wisconsin

DT. Wisconsin. 5. player. Scouting Report. 809. Pick Analysis. Matt Henningsen

Continuing to find the best players on the board within reason, the Jaguars take Matt Henningsen. Henningsen had off-and-on success at Wisconsin which is why he falls to the fifth round here. He played just two games in 2020, but had solid seasons in both 2019 and 2020. This is purely a depth pick with a little bit of upside, but it fills a need for the Jacksonville defense, which is what this draft will be about for the Jags.