2017 NFL Mock Draft, Take 2: Jaguars make their offense more dynamic in first three rounds

Jaguars beat writer Mike Kaye talks about the draft, team needs moving forward

The free agency period is nearly a week old and most of the marquee names are off the market. With the 2017 NFL Draft inching closer and closer, the focus should be firmly placed on the selection process.

In our second mock draft of the offseason, we have expanded to three rounds. The Jaguars still have some needs after free agency and we address three of those weak spots in this mock draft.

(Editor's Note: Commentary on the Jaguars' picks is located under the selections)

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(Update: The original published mock draft was missing Ohio State safety Malik Hooker. The mock draft has been edited to accommodate his inclusion)

Round 1

1. Cleveland Browns: Myles Garrett, DE, Texas A&M
2. San Francisco 49ers: Jamal Adams, S, LSU
3. Chicago Bears: Solomon Thomas, DE, Stanford
4. Jacksonville Jaguars: O.J. Howard, TE, Alabama
5. Tennessee Titans (via Rams): Mike Williams, WR, Clemson
6. New York Jets: Mitch Trubisky, QB, UNC
7. Los Angeles Chargers: Marshon Lattimore, CB, Ohio State
8. Carolina Panthers: Leonard Fournette, RB, LSU
9. Cincinnati Bengals: Jonathan Allen, DE, Alabama
10. Buffalo Bills: Malik Hooker, S, Ohio State
11. New Orleans Saints: Derek Barnett, DE, Tennessee
12. Cleveland Browns (via Eagles): Deshaun Watson, QB Clemson
13. Arizona Cardinals: Corey Davis, WR, Western Michigan
14. Philadelphia Eagles (via Vikings): Dalvin Cook, RB, Florida State
15. Indianapolis Colts: Reuben Foster, LB, Alabama
16. Baltimore Ravens: Ryan Ramczyk, OT, Wisconsin
17. Washington Redskins: John Ross, WR, Washington
18. Tennessee Titans: Marlon Humphrey, CB, Alabama
19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: David Njoku, TE, Miami
20. Denver Broncos: Christian McCaffrey, RB, Stanford
21. Detroit Lions: Haason Reddick, OLB, Temple
22. Miami Dolphins: Forrest Lamp, T/G, Western Kentucky
23. New York Giants: Zach Cunningham, OLB, Vanderbilt
24. Oakland Raiders: Malik McDowell, DT, Michigan State
25. Houston Texans: Tim Williams, OLB, Alabama
26. Seattle Seahawks: Garett Bolles, OT, Utah
27. Kansas City Chiefs: DeShone Kizer, QB, Notre Dame
28. Dallas Cowboys: Carl Lawson, DE, Auburn
29. Green Bay Packers: Takkarist McKinley, OLB, UCLA
30. Pittsburgh Steelers: Evan Engram, TE, Ole Miss
31. Atlanta Falcons: Caleb Brantley, DT, Florida
32. New Orleans Saints (via Patriots): Cam Robinson, T/G, Alabama

Jaguars Outlook: Jacksonville still has some clear holes on offense following free agency. While the team went defensive-heavy when adding veterans to the roster, the focus will likely shift for the draft.

The Jaguars traded former starting tight end Julius Thomas to Miami and now have some uncertainty at the position. Ben Koyack and Neal Sterling played well when given time to shine, but they aren't proven starters at this point. Marcedes Lewis is also getting up there in age and planning for the future should come immediately. The Jaguars haven't invested a premium pick in a tight end since Lewis was selected in the first round in 2006.

Alabama's O.J. Howard is a dynamic player who has risen up draft boards with his impeccable performance during Senior Bowl week. He caught every pass thrown his way and dominated as a blocker. While Howard was underutilized in Alabama's offense, he would be a massive threat in the NFL. He is a solid route runner, has sticky hands and blocks better than a lot of the offensive tackle prospects in this draft. I think he would be a massive weapon for Nathaniel Hackett's offense and would be a major security blanket for quarterback Blake Bortles.

While LSU running back Leonard Fournette offers plenty of appeal, I think this running back class is far too deep to select a running back at No. 4. The team can find starting-caliber talent on Day 2 of the draft. The second choice for this pick with this scenario would have been Alabama defensive lineman Jonathan Allen, who stumbled a bit at the NFL Combine but has extremely impressive game film. With the Jaguars bringing in Calais Campbell, I decided to go against my better judgment and ignore the defensive line.

Round 2

33. Cleveland Browns: TreDavious White, CB, LSU
34. San Francisco 49ers: Patrick Mahomes II, QB, Texas Tech
35. Jacksonville Jaguars: Dan Feeney, G, Indiana
36. Chicago Bears: T.J. Watt, OLB, Wisconsin
37. Los Angeles Rams: Taco Charlton, DE, Michigan
38. Los Angeles Chargers: Raekwon McMillan, LB, Ohio State
39. New York Jets: Jarrad Davis, LB, Florida
40. Carolina Panthers: Curtis Samuel, WR, Ohio State
41. Cincinnati Bengals: Obi Melifonwu, SS, UConn
42. New Orleans Saints: Desmond King, S/CB, Iowa
43. Philadelphia Eagles: Teez Tabor, CB, Florida
44. Buffalo Bills: Adam Shaheen, TE, Ashland
45. Arizona Cardinals: Taylor Moton, OT, Western Michigan
46. Indianapolis Colts: Alvin Kamara, RB, Tennessee
47. Baltimore Ravens: Isaiah Ford, WR, Virginia Tech
48. Minnesota Vikings: Budda Baker, S, Washington
49. Washington Redskins: Tyus Bowser, OLB, Houston
50. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Fabian Moreau, CB, UCLA
51. Denver Broncos: Carlos Watkins, DT, Clemson
52. Cleveland Browns (via Titans): Adoree’ Jackson, CB, USC
53. Detroit Lions: Dion Dawkins, G, Temple
54. Miami Dolphins: Dorian Johnson, G, Pittsburgh
55. New York Giants: Bucky Hodges, TE, Virginia Tech
56. Oakland Raiders: DeMarcus Walker, DE, Florida State
57. Houston Texans: Chidobe Awuzie, CB, Colorado
58. Seattle Seahawks: Gareon Conley, CB, Ohio State
59. Kansas City Chiefs: Jourdan Lewis, CB, Michigan
60. Dallas Cowboys: Tarell Basham, DE, Ohio
61. Green Bay Packers: Chris Wormley, DT, Michigan
62. Pittsburgh Steelers: Jabrill Peppers, S/CB, Michigan
63. Atlanta Falcons: Dede Westbrook, WR, Oklahoma
64. Carolina Panthers (via Patriots): Josh Jones, S, NC State

Jaguars Outlook: In round two, the Jaguars snagged the best guard in this class. Indiana's Dan Feeney is ridiculously athletic and can play either guard spot. He will open up holes for anyone at running back and should play a key role in keeping Bortles upright.

Round 3

65. Cleveland Browns: Joe Mixon, RB, Oklahoma
66. San Francisco 49ers: Chris Godwin, WR, Penn State
67. Chicago Bears: Quincy Wilson, CB, Florida
68. Jacksonville Jaguars: Wayne Gallman, RB, Clemson
69. Los Angeles Rams: Taywan Taylor, WR, Western Kentucky
70. New York Jets: Ethan Pocic, C, LSU
71. Los Angeles Chargers: Rodrick Johnson, OT, Florida State
72. New England Patriots (via Panthers): Gerald Everett, TE, South Alabama
73. Cincinnati Bengals: Duke Riley, OLB, LSU
74. Philadelphia Eagles: Rasul Douglas, CB, West Virginia
75. Buffalo Bills: Brad Kaaya, QB, Miami
76. New Orleans Saints: Jake Butt, TE, Michigan
77. Arizona Cardinals: Nico Siragusa, G, San Diego State
78. Baltimore Ravens: Cooper Kupp, WR, Eastern Washington
79. Minnesota Vikings: Derek Rivers, DE, Youngstown State
80. Indianapolis Colts: Ryan Anderson, OLB, Alabama
81. Washington Redskins: Dalvin Tomlinson, DT, Alabama
82. Denver Broncos: Antonio Garcia, OT, Troy
83. Tennessee Titans: Kevin King, CB, Washington
84. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Pat Elflein, C, Ohio State
85. Detroit Lions: JuJu Smith-Schuster, WR, USC
86. Minnesota Vikings (via Dolphins): Danny Isidora, G, Miami
87. New York Giants: Elijah Qualls, DT, Washington
88. Oakland Raiders: Marcus Maye, S, Florida
89. Houston Texans: Trey Hendrickson, OLB/DE, Florida Atlantic
90. Seattle Seahawks: Ahkello Witherspoon, CB, Colorado
91. Kansas City Chiefs: Marlon Mack, RB, South Florida
92. Dallas Cowboys: Will Holden, OT, Vanderbilt
93. Green Bay Packers: Kareem Hunt, RB, Toledo
94. Pittsburgh Steelers: Jordan Leggett, TE, Clemson
95. Atlanta Falcons: Jordan Willis, DE, Kansas State
96. New England Patriots: Ryan Glasgow, DT, Michigan
97. Miami Dolphins (Comp): Jalen Myrick, CB, Minnesota
98. Carolina Panthers (Comp): Chad Wheeler, OT, USC
99. Baltimore Ravens (Comp): D’Onta Foreman, RB, Texas
100. Tennessee Titans (Comp via Rams): Rayshawn Jenkins, S, Miami
101. Denver Broncos (Comp): David Sharpe, OT, Florida
102. Seattle Seahawks (Comp): Tyler Orlosky, C, West Virginia
103. New Orleans Saints (Comp via Browns/Patriots): Chad Hansen, WR, California
104. Kansas City Chiefs (Comp): Eddie Jackson, SS, Alabama
105. Pittsburgh Steelers (Comp): Nate Peterman, QB, Pittsburgh
106. Seattle Seahawks (Comp): Tanoh Kpassagnon, DE, Villanova
107. New York Jets (Comp): Artavis Scott, WR, Clemson

Jaguars Outlook: The Jaguars put a priority on running the ball in the third round. I have the Jaguars taking Clemson's Wayne Gallman. While his 4.60 forty-yard dash time won't impress many, I believe Gallman is a "gamer" based on his tape. I think he is someone who can pair well with Chris Ivory and eventually take his spot next season. He offers toughness, good vision and strong blocking ability to the running back group. 

Follow Mike Kaye on Twitter at @Mike_E_Kaye.

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