Mock drafting used to be a fun exercise. You’d post a mock a couple days before the draft, see how things panned out, and overall have a fun experience.
Nowadays, things are different. Many people trot out a new mock each week with nuttier and nuttier picks making their way into the fray as the draft season progresses. People allow their opinions to be shaped by the rumors that always spread during draft time, making each subsequent mock look so different from the last it's as if they weren't written by the same person.
I usually participate in the madness, but this year I tried to limit myself to one mock draft. This will be my first seven-round team-specific mock, and I just did my first and only 32-team first-round mock draft on Big Cat Country earlier this week.
Seven-round mock drafts are extremely difficult for the simple fact that you have even less knowledge of who will be on the board than a first-round mock draft. Many people tend to have players they like slide down the draft board to fit the picks they have available, causing the seven-round mock to be stacked in their team’s favor.
I will attempt to combat this by purposely selecting some of these players a full round before my instincts would suggest they should go. Hopefully this provides a fairly accurate look into what the Jaguars’ draft will actually look like.
Though I believe the Jaguars have a good chance at trading the second overall selection to a team wanting the second of the two top-level offensive tackles, this mock will not include any trades because it would be too difficult to figure out which other picks the Jaguars would end up with. This is a mock with the assumption the Jaguars do not make any trades.
Away we go!