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Touchdown Jaguars 2024 Mock Draft 2.0 (4 Rounder)




The 2024 NFL Scouting Combine has now come and gone, leaving just a stretch of Pro Days for the prospects looking to join the NFL in April. As for the NFL itself, the first wave of free agency is now over and now fans have a clearer picture of what direction all 32 teams could be heading in next month's draft.


The last few weeks have certainly been a roller coaster for the Jacksonville Jaguars, who have lost and gained some key contributors (more on that later). Luckily, it appears they have set themselves up to take advantage of the 2024 NFL Draft's strengths when looking at the condition of the roster just six days into free agency. That said, we put together our second four-round mock of the year that factors the team's recent moves.


Here's how it all shook out after utilizing Pro Football Network's mock draft simulator:


24. (Trade with Dallas Cowboys) Adonai Mitchell, WR, Texas


The Jags lost Calvin Ridley to the Tennessee Titans last week, which is a hit to the offense. There is interest in trading for Brandon Aiyuk, but it won’t be as affordable as the trade for Ridley. That said, the draft would be the only other option for Baalke to make up for the loss.

 

After trading back with the Dallas Cowboys, the No. 24 overall selection marked the sweet spot to select Texas receiver Adonai Mitchell, who thrived in college with explosive playmaking. Like Ridley, Mitchell would give the Jags a sudden route runner who can also help them as a deep threat.


48. T'Vondre Sweat, DL, Texas


This is the ultimate Baalke pick when considering T'Vondre Sweat’s measurables (6-foot-4, 366 pounds). This is also a smart pick for a Jags defensive line that was pushed around when it mattered the most. 


The Jags bolstered their defensive line and pass rush with the addition of Arik Armstead, but they shouldn’t stop there. Sweat made his presence known against both the pass and run in 2023. According to Pro Football Focus, he earned grades of 85.3 and 92.0 in both categories, respectively.


87. (From trade with Dallas Cowboys) Austin Booker, EDGE, Kansas


The Cowboys’ third-round selection put the Jags in a great spot to address the edge here with the selection of Austin Booker. While the 6-foot-4, 240-pound prospect is raw, he has some traits that could be appealing to Baalke, like his arm length (33 7/8) and upside. 


96. Khyree Jackson, CB, Oregon


While the Jags did add Ronald Darby in free agency, drafting a cornerback should still be on the table. Darby, who is 30, has battled injuries throughout his career. 


With a new defensive coordinator in town in Ryan Nielsen, cornerbacks who thrive in man coverage will be on the Jags' radar. Jackson (6-foot-3, 195 pounds) flourished with that while with the Ducks, allowing just 19 receptions for 200 yards throughout 38 targets. He also allowed a passer rating of 41.6 last year, which is amongst the lowest totals of the prospects in the 2024 class.


114. Brandon Coleman, OG, Texas


After strengthening the roster in the defensive trenches earlier, it was time to turn the attention to the offensive side. Brandon Coleman has a lot of tools the Jags look for in an offensive lineman when considering his power and versatility. 


The 6-foot-4, 313-pound prospect has spent time at guard and tackle, but his home will be at the latter position in the NFL. A perfect situation for him would be to land in Jacksonville, as Brandon Scherff will be playing in the last year of his contract and needs a successor.


116. Jaylen Wright, RB, Tennessee


The addition of Jaylen Wright was more of a luxury selection, but it makes a ton of sense. Baalke has drafted a running back in every draft he’s been a general manager. Additionally, the Jags hired Jerry Mack as their running backs coach this offseason, who previously coached Wright at Tennessee. 


While under Mack’s tutelage, Wright became Tennessee’s first 1,000-yard rusher since 2015. Wright also became a second-teamer on the All-Southeastern Conference team as well. With the Jags looking to alleviate the load off of Travis Etienne, Wright is a prospect that makes a lot of sense. 


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