1. Dion Jordan, DE, Oregon
Jordan would improve Jacksonville's 32nd-ranked pass rush, which had just 20 sacks last season. He would fill the LEO role, which is designed for an explosive pass-rusher who uses speed to pressure the quarterback.
Jordan has had two private workouts with the Jaguars (per Alfie Crow of Big Cat Country), so there seems to be interest. It's a strong possibility that Jordan comes off the board with the No. 2 pick.
2. Ezekiel Ansah, DE, BYU
Ansah is one of the most intriguing prospects in this year's draft: The Ghana native only began playing football three years ago and just became a starter last season.
He's been rocketing up draft boards due to his physical gifts and his nearly unlimited untapped potential. Ansah would also be someone who would improve Jacksonville's pass rush and has an outside shot of being taken No. 2.
3. Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia
Depending on who you ask, Smith is either worth the second pick or, according to a mock draft compiled of 32 beat writers, will slide completely out of the first round (per Sam Farmer of the Los Angeles Times).
No matter where the quarterback goes, it's sure to raise a lot of eyebrows. The Jaguars sent a cavalcade of coaches and general managers to West Virginia's pro day, and head coach Gus Bradley came away impressed (via Jim Corbett of USA Today) with the quarterback.
Smith is an accurate passer with a strong arm. He can make throws into tight coverage and lead receivers down the sideline with passes.
Smith keeps his eyes downfield while moving, but he has the speed to break off big runs. Although there is no consensus on Smith's draft placement, he is the only quarterback the Jaguars should consider with the second-overall pick.
4. Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M
Per ESPN Insider (subscription required), Joeckel is Mel Kiper's top tackle, and he gets the edge over Fisher because of the level of competition they both faced. Joeckel faced tougher competition and was still an excellent tackle, which ranks him higher on the big board.
He is a well-rounded prospect who has great athleticism and foot speed. He's better in pass protection than run-blocking, but he is able to drive opposing players back while opening holes for the running game.
Joeckel still needs to improve his strength, but that will come over time in the NFL. He will most likely be the No. 1 pick, but the Kansas City Chiefs are still deciding (per Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports)
5. Eric Fisher, OT, Central Michigan
Fisher is Mike Mayock's top player in the draft, but he is ranked lower here than Joeckel because Fisher played lesser competition. Fisher is a natural athlete who possesses tremendous athleticism for a player of his size.
He has the agility to get downfield and block on the second and third levels. Fisher could go as early as No. 2 (per Adam Schefter of ESPN), but it would be wiser for the Jaguars to try to use him as trade bait.
6. Sharrif Floyd, DT, Florida
Although the Jaguars have addressed any needs at defensive tackle by signing Roy Miller and Sen'Derrick Marks in free agency, Floyd is still a slight possibility at No. 2. He has the athleticism and strength combined with a high motor to thrive in the NFL. He can play at either defensive tackle position as he is a versatile lineman.
He can either swim past opponents or bull rush them into the backfield, and then he uses his agility to pull down ball-carriers. The Jaguars probably won't take Floyd, but some team is going to get a really good player by drafting him.
7. Dee Milliner, CB, Alabama
Milliner is the most talented cornerback in the draft and would be a good fit in coach Bradley's scheme. He can punch receivers off the line of scrimmage in press coverage and has the speed (4.37 40-yard dash) to recover if receivers get by him.
He's also a smart player and he understands defensive concepts. Milliner does come with injury concerns, however, as he may miss the beginning of training camp (per Jeff McLane of The Inquirer) while recovering from surgery to repair a torn labrum. He may not be worth the No. 2 pick, but he will go in the top 10.
8. Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah
Much like Floyd, there is only a slight chance the Jaguars draft Lotulelei at No. 2 because of the team's free-agent acquisitions. He is versatile and talented enough to play on the inside of the defensive line in many different schemes. He is powerful enough to bull rush opposing linemen, while having the agility to beat them off the snap. Lotulelei is poised to be a top 10 pick.
9. Barkevious Mingo, DE, LSU
Mingo is another player who would better the Jaguars pass rush. He's one of the fastest defensive linemen in the draft, which would make him a perfect fit in the LEO position. He didn't have great production in college, but LSU underutilized his speed-rushing ability. Mingo is an option if the Jaguars trade back.
10. Xavier Rhodes, CB, FSU
Rhodes thrives in press coverage, which would make him perfect in Bradley's defense. He consistently makes contact with the receiver at the line of scrimmage and has the strength to throw receivers to the side. Rhodes is a physical cornerback and would be great in Jacksonville's defensive scheme.