The Jaguars are in full rebuild mode and have been purging themselves of the awful contracts former general manager Gene Smith gave out during his failed tenure. Jacksonville will use the draft to replace the departed players with prospects who can develop into playmakers.
This draft is crucial to the roster overhaul's success. The players picked this year will make up the core of the team to build around in the future. Selecting the right players will get the Jaguars started off on the right path to future success.
The Jaguars are in prime position to replenish their roster with talented rookies. With the No. 2 overall pick in the draft, the franchise will have its choice of almost any player it wants. The Jaguars also hold the top pick in the second round, which puts them in a perfect position to negotiate deals between the first and second nights of the draft.
If the team makes the right moves in the draft, it could return to prominence quicker than many expect.
Here is the latest Jaguars mock draft after the first few days of free agency.