Pro Football Focus released their mock draft 5.0 yesterday and while the first pick went as planned with the Browns selecting Myles Garrett things got a little topsy turvy in the following selections. First the Jets traded up to the 2nd overall pick to acquire Mitchell Trubisky. Then the Bears selected Jonathan Allen, who is commonly mocked in the same slot.
But the major bombshell in this one actually was the Jaguars pick at fourth overall.
Here it is:
4. Jacksonville Jaguars Deshaun Watson, QB, Clemson
This is the first mock draft that I have seen that has the Jaguars selecting a QB with the fourth overall pick.
Personally, I don't see it.
1.The Jaguars are confident that Blake Bortles will rebound and while they may want to draft a developmental QB at some point in the draft, I don't think, nor do I think the Jaguars think that selecting a QB at four would be the most prudent use of the pick.
2. Watson is not worth the fourth overall pick in my estimation. Sure, if he becomes a quality starting QB in the NFL then the pick could easily be justified, but there are enough holes in his game to make one pause.
3. There is far better talent on the board for the Jaguars at four. Leonard Fournette, Dalvin Cook, Soloman Thomas, Malik Hooker and others should be available for the Jaguars at four and all of those players rank higher than does Watson on my big board.
4. The Jaguars are in win now mode. After trading for a 32 year old left tackle and signing a 31 year old defensive end Tom Coughlin and Co. have made it clear that the time to win is now. Selecting a QB with the fourth overall pick doesn't really mesh with that train of thought.
In the second round and beyond I think QB is fair game and in my estimation QB is the third biggest need for the Jaguars at this point behind only edge rush and offensive guard.
What do you think? Would you be okay with the Jaguars selecting a QB with the fourth overall pick?
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