2021 NFL Draft: Jacksonville Jaguars Mock Draft

The beginning of a new era is Jacksonville is on the horizon. After making splash signings like CB Shaquill Griffin and WR Marvin Jones Jr., they are ready to finish off a great offseason with the 2021 NFL Draft. The Jags have five picks in the first three rounds and are primed to add premium talent to their roster. Let’s start by taking a look at the current starters.

Quarterback: Gardner Minshew II

Running Back: James Robinson

Wide Receiver 1: D.J. Chark Jr.

Wide Receiver 2: Marvin Jones Jr.

Wide Receiver 3: Laviska Shenault Jr.

Tight End: Chris Manhertz

Left Tackle: Cam Robinson

Left Guard: Andrew Norwell

Center: Brandon Linder

Right Guard: A.J. Cann

Right Tackle: Jawaan Taylor

(Presumed) 3-4 Defense

Left Defensive End: Roy Robertson-Harris

Nose Tackle: Malcom Brown

Right Defensive End: Adam Gotsis

Left Outside Linebacker: Josh Allen

Left Inside Linebacker: Myles Jack

Right Inside Linebacker: Joe Schoebert

Right Outside Linebacker: K’Lavon Chaisson

Left Cornerback: Shaquill Griffin

Right Cornerback: C.J. Henderson

Slot Cornerback: Tre Herndon

Strong Safety: Rayshawn Jenkins

Free Safety: Jarrod Wilson

Urban Meyer’s scheme is all about speed. Play speed, straight line speed, closing speed, all speed and thats the name of the game in Jacksonville. So as we walk through a draft, we need to think about that new aspect in Jacksonville. Quarterback, tight end, defensive end, and free safety are the first glaring needs to me, but wide receiver, and center could stand an upgrade.

Round One, Pick 1: Quarterback Trevor Lawrence

This one is a no brainer. There are three quarterbacks who are all faster than Trevor Lawrence, but that doesn’t matter when there is someone as good as Lawrence available. Trevor Lawrence is the best prospect since Andrew Luck and will be an elite quarterback in the league. No reason to overthink this one.

Pro Comparison: Peyton Manning

Round One, Pick 25: Free Safety Trevon Moehrig

Now this is more in line with Meyer’s brand of speed. Trevon Moehrig plays with great urgency and pursuit from the free safety position. His coverage ability is as good as some of the top cornerbacks in the draft. He can come down from centerfield and lay the boom outside the hashes and can sit in the box and shoot the gaps in the run game. Moehrig will fit in perfectly to Jacksonville’s scheme.

Pro Comparison: Justin Reid

Round Two, Pick 33: Defensive End Levi Onwuzurike

Levi is one of the fastest interior lineman in the draft and plays a quick game. He has great pass rushing upside and opted out in 2020, so his polish should be a little sharper than his 2019 tape. Meyer will fall in love with how quickly he plays the game.

Pro Comparison: Sheldon Richardson

Round Two, Pick 48: Tight End Brevin Jordan

Brevin Jordan is an ultra athletic tight end who has great hands and has great route running ability. He creates great seperation and will win matchups against most linebackers in the league. Jordan also went to college in Florida and the Jags have a track record of taking prospects from colleges in Florida.

Pro Comparison: Jared Cook

Round Three, Pick 65: Wide Receiver D’Wayne Eskridge

Eskridge had a great senior bowl week and solidified himself as one of the best receivers in the class. He plays the game with incredible speed and will be an Amari Rodgers type of receiver from Trevor Lawrence, only Eskridge has a higher ceiling.

Round Four, Pick 106: Nose Tackle Tyler Shelvin

Even though the Jags traded a 2021 seventh round pick to the Saints for Malcom Brown, Shelvin is a younger player and is an upgrade at the position over Brown. He will plug the middle and luckily, plays a position where speed isn’t the name of the game.

Nov 23, 2019; Morgantown, WV, USA; Oklahoma State Cowboys running back Chuba Hubbard (30) runs the ball during the fourth quarter against the West Virginia Mountaineers at Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ben Queen-USA TODAY Sports

Round Four, Pick 130: Running Back Chuba Hubbard

Hubbard will be a great rotational back with James Robinson. He is a bruiser at the running back position and will create a great duo in Duval with Robinson. This is great value for a fourth rounder.

Round Five, Pick 145: Outside Linebacker Daelin Hayes

Hayes will be a developmental pass rusher from the outside linebacker spot who can rotate with K’Lavon Chaisson and Josh Allen.

Round Five, Pick 170: Wide Receiver Anthony Schwartz

Schwartz is a true burner from the receiver position and will bring a desirable brand to Duval in Florida.

Round Seven, Pick 249: Cornerback Thomas Graham Jr.

Graham Jr. is a great depth piece at cornerback and could prove to be a core special teamer.

NEW STARTING LINEUP

Quarterback: Trevor Lawrence

Running Back: James Robinson

Wide Receiver 1: D.J. Chark Jr.

Wide Receiver 2: Marvin Jones Jr.

Wide Receiver 3: Dwayne Eskridge

Tight End: Brevin Jordan

Left Tackle: Cam Robinson

Left Guard: Andrew Norwell

Center: Brandon Linder

Right Guard: Brandon Linder

Right Tackle: Jawaan Taylor

(Presumed) 3-4 Defense

Left Defensive End: Levi Onwuzurike

Nose Tackle: Tyler Shelvin

Right Defensive End: Roy Robertson-Harris

Left Outside Linebacker: Josh Allen

Left Inside Linebacker: Myles Jack

Right Inside Linebacker: Joe Schoebert

Right Outside Linebacker: K’Lavon Chaisson

Left Cornerback: Shaquill Griffin

Right Cornerback: C.J. Henderson

Slot Cornerback: Tre Herndon

Strong Safety: Rayshawn Jenkins

Free Safety: Trevon Moehrig

That would be the most sound lineup possibly ever in Duval county. Brighter days are coming to the Sunshine State.