Cincy Jungle Writer's Mock Draft: Jacksonville Jaguars on the Clock

Mike Ehrmann

The Jags are up next. They're taking a QB for sure, right?

Time for the latest edition of the Cincy Jungle Writer's Mock Draft. Be sure to keep up with all of the picks in a out stream page.

Next up are the Jacksonville Jaguars, who are in desperate need of a quarterback, but they also need to upgrade an atrocious defense.

Anthony: Jaguars take Blake Bortles, QB, UCF

This one is tough to call. Greg Robinson and Sammy Watkins could be possibilities here, but with Luke Joeckel and Justin Blackmon being previous high picks recently, I think quarterback wins the day. Blaine Gabbert was a failure and Chad Henne isn't a long-term answer. Bortles could be a guy that they sit behind a veteran for a year to develop, but could be a franchise player that they've been searching for. They didn't take a chance on a local guy in Tim Tebow, but probably won't pass on another in Bortles.

Mickey: Jaguars take Khalil Mack, OLB, Buffalo

Jacksonville has a ton of needs, QB, WR and Offensive Line could be addressed with the number three pick. The Jaguars select Mack who gives them an instant force to get after the QB and fits in well in the 4-3 scheme the Jags run. A big outside guy with a ton of closing speed that will cause a lot of trouble for the opponents passing game. The other needs for the Jags can be addressed in later picks.

Jason: Jaguars take Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville

I'm not buying the rumors that Teddy is sliding down draft boards, and the Jaguars are thrilled to nab him with the third-overall pick. He's my No. 1 QB in this year's class, and the Jags are in desperate need of a signal-caller to unseat Chad Henne.

Bridgewater has everything you'd want in a QB you're spending a Top-5 pick on. Poise, anticipation, decision-making, arm strength, and awareness are all traits he has shown a high level of in college, and he's even is mobile outside the pocket when he needs to scramble.

He'll need that when he's running for his life playing behind a putrid Jags offensive line, and hopefully, his nimble frame will hold up in the NFL.

The biggest knock on Bridgewater is his build, and he reportedly got down as low as 190 pounds during this past season. NFL teams are weary he'll be able to hold up in the NFL, but if he does, he'll be the best one that comes out of this class, and probably the best one in the past two drafts.

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