ROUND 1: The Jaguars need to do everything they can to help Blake Bortles in this draft. So, to start off they'll acquire an extra second round pick in this years draft (and a pick or two in 2018) by trading down with the Browns who want to re-enter the top five and take their prized possession at QB Mitch Trubisky. With the newly acquired 12th overall and 33rd overall picks the Jaguars now have plenty of ammo to take the best player available on the offensive side of the ball. OJ Howard is a complete tight end that will help the Jaguars become a more balanced offense. When he's on the field he can create matchup nightmares when lined up with linebackers and safeties, but he can also stay in and block.
#12 Overall: TE OJ Howard Alabama
ROUND 2: The Jaguars have two of the first three picks in the second round. With the first they nab Cam Robinson. Robinson can immediately come in and improve the Jaguars guard position and may be able to make the move out to one of the tackle positions when Jermey Parnell and Branden Albert age out. With the 35th overall pick the Jaguars take one of the most complete running backs in the draft - Alvin Kamara. Kamara has great burst, vision, and the ability to line up anywhere on the field. He has experience staying in to pass block, receiving out of the backfield, and even lining up at receiver. The explosive runner from Tennessee is exactly the type of back that can maximize Blake Bortles' skill set.
#33 Overall: OL Cam Robinson Alabama
#35 Overall: RB Alvin Kamara Tennessee
ROUND 3: The Jaguars have now addressed three different positions on the offensive side of the ball. This time they'll address their pass rush with one of the best players still on the board. Carl Lawson, who has second round talent, falls to the top of the third round due to a lengthy injury history and a ton of talent at other positions coming off the board in the first two rounds. He'll be a rookie impact for the Jaguars and while he won't come in as a complete defensive end, he will be able to provide a spark in the pass rush department.
#68 Overall: DE Carl Lawson Auburn
ROUND 4: The Jaguars have addressed almost all of their needs - now they just need depth at a couple of positions. In this scenario they address cornerback in the fourth round with an in state kid Corn Elder. The Jaguars have already shown interest in the diminutive cornerback prosecute and fellow CB Jalen Ramsey speaks very highly of Elder. He projects as an excellent nickel cornerback and could be Aaron Colvin's replacement at that spot if Colvin decides to test the free agent market after 2017. Despite his smaller stature Elder has lined up with some of the best receivers in the country and held his own. He'll also have an immediate impact as a special teams gunner.
#110 Overall: CB Corn Elder Miami
ROUND 5: The Jaguars already addressed offensive line in the second round, but the Jaguars offensive line needs more than one piece to become a formidable unit. The Jaguars add Isaac Asiata who can play any position on the interior of the line. In doing so they'll add depth and even a potential replacement for AJ Cann if Cann doesn't prove to be the potentially "elite" player that GM Dave Caldwell believes he can be.
#148 Overall: OG Isaac Asiata Utah
ROUND 6: Having addressed every major need the Jaguars can now add more depth to their linebacker position. Matt Milano of Boston College has experience in the slot, at safety, and at linebacker. He'll provide athleticism and depth to a unit that has strong talent at the top, but falls off considerably with the backups. Milano can learn behind another small weak side linebacker Telvin Smith.
#187 Overall: WLB Matt Milano Boston College
ROUND 7: The Jaguars cornerback group is strong at the top and has some decent depth players, but the numbers still aren't there. Behind starters AJ Bouye, Jalen Ramsey, and Aaron Colvin there's only Josh Johnson and Corn Elder. The Jaguars continue the annual tradition here by adding another FSU player in the draft - this time it's cornerback Marquez White. White has rare size for a cornerback available so late in the draft and has played against some elite competition at the college level. He'll be a developmental guy that could end up making the roster. With the Jaguars final pick in the draft they'll take another Seminole. A true speedster return man Kermit Whitfield. Whitfield may not be a factor on the offensive side of the ball, but he will be the crowing jewel for the Jaguars special teams unit and will immediately become a threat to take it the distance in kick and punt return situations. He may be the reason his former teammate Rashad Greene doesn't make it on the Jaguars active roster come September.
#222 Overall: CB Marquez White Florida State
#240 Overall: KR/PR Kermit Whitfield Florida State
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