Keep in mind this is what I am predicting the Jaguars will do, not what I personally want them to do.
Round 1, #4 Overall: Solomon Thomas
Every team in front of the Jaguars needs help all over the field and it is possible that one of them decides not to go with a defensive lineman. If a QB enters the top three then Jaguars will likely be able to get either Solomon Thomas or Jonathan Allen. Thomas isn't a pure edge rusher, but he is a versatile guy that can dominate at the 3 teach and also rush the passer from the big end spot. He is the perfect eventual replacement for Calais Campbell. The Jaguars would add the final piece to an already impressive defensive front. Tom Coughlin stays true to his word and upgrades the line of scrimmage, while also adding an all football, all the time guy to locker room.
Other (more likely) options: DL Jonathan Allen (Alabama), Derek Barnett (Tennessee), RB Leonard Fournette (LSU)
Round 2, #35 Overall: Dan Feeney
This pick also perfectly plays into the Jaguars two off season themes. That is improving the line of scrimmage and helping Blake Bortles in every humanly way possible. At 6'4'' tall and 305 lbs. Fenney automatically adds physicality and size to the line. This addition will also help keep the pocket just a little bit cleaner for Bortles.
3 other options: OG Dion Dawkins (Indiana), OG Evan Pocic (LSU), TE David Njoku (Miami)
Round 3, #68 Overall: Jake Butt
While Butt isn't a plus athlete or a dominant blocker he might be the perfect fit for the Jaguars. His strong, magnet-like hands making him a viable receiver in the middle of the field and he showed improved blocking ability in 2016. Despite his injury Butt could be a contributor for the Jaguars very early on, and could be ready prior to the start of training camp. His obvious NFL comparison is future HOFer Jason Witten, but Butt (lol) has miles to go as a technician before he reaches that level.
Round 4, #110 Overall: Samaje Perine
Serine will immediately compete to get the lion's share of the carries in his rookie year. His fresh legs and team first mindset will serve him well as a young player for the Jaguars. In college Perine ran quite a bit from the shotgun which is something the Jaguars will likely appreciate as they have had great success in recent years with 11 personnel (lining up in the shotgun with three wide receivers). With a running style modeled after Marshawn Lynch Jaguars fans will truly enjoy watching this young runner. His legs never stop moving. While he based his running style off of "Beast Mode" he also runs similarly to the Jaguars legendary RB Maurice Jones - Drew and he wears the same number.
Round 5, #148 Overall: Rasul Douglas
For the Jaguars Douglas will likely find a role as the teams third or fourth outside cornerback and will have should have plenty of time to develop behind Jalen Ramsey and AJ Bouye and perhaps replace Aaron Colvin should he leave following the 2017 season.
Round 6, #187 Overall: Isaac Asiata
Round 7, #222 Overall: Matt Milano
Round 7, #240 Overall: Kermit Whitfield
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