JACKSONVILLE – It's getting closer and closer.
But while the 2018 NFL Draft indeed now is less than three weeks away, little is clear when projecting what the Jaguars will do with the No. 29 overall selection.
That's why there's not a strong conviction attached to this jaguars.com 2018 mock draft version 2.0. The Jaguars have no overwhelming needs and they select far too late in Round 1 for bold predictions. The best we can offer?
A second guesstimate, with the first guesstimate having been Texas El-Paso guard Will Hernandez back in mock draft 1.0.
Hernandez remains as good a guess as any for the Jaguars at No. 29, with his position – interior offensive line – being among several positions commonly considered possible directions for the Jaguars with their latest first-round selection in nearly two decades.
Wide receiver. Tight end. Interior offensive line. Offensive tackle.
All of those positions remain popular projections for the Jaguars at No. 29, with linebacker also an increasingly popular selection. And while a few mockers continue to project quarterback for the Jaguars at No. 29, those projections ignore the team's commitment to Blake Bortles as the starter – a commitment that's unlikely to be muddied with a first-round quarterback.
So, the guess here remains that the Jaguars' selection will be wide receiver, tight end or offensive line. And since we projected offensive line in version 1.0, we'll veer from that and select for the Jaguars at No. 29 overall …
Dallas Goedert, tight end, South Dakota State.
The selection isn't made with as much commitment to the player as the position. Mike Gesicki of Penn State, Mark Andrews of Oklahoma and Hayden Hurst of South Carolina also could slide in here and be capable pass-catching complements to newly-signed veteran Austin Seferian-Jenkins.
Will Goedert be the selection? Will it be a tight end?
Who knows, but a month from the '18 draft that's as good and clear a projection for No. 29 overall as any.
Here's a look at senior writer John Oehser's second 2018 jaguars.com mock draft:
1.Cleveland | Sam Darnold, QB, Southern California
2.NY Giants | Josh Allen, QB, Wyoming
3.NY Jets | Josh Rosen, QB, UCLA
4.Cleveland | Saquon Barkley, RB, Penn State
5.Denver | Baker Mayfield, QB, Oklahoma
6.Indianapolis | Bradley Chubb, DE, North Carolina State
7.Tampa Bay | Derwin James, S, Florida State
8.Chicago | Quenton Nelson, OG, Notre Dame
9.San Francisco | Denzel Ward, CB, Ohio State
10.Oakland | Tremaine Edmunds, LB, Virginia Tech
11.Miami | Mike Hughes, CB, Central Florida
12.Buffalo | Vita Vea, DT, Washington
13.Washington | Roquan Smith, OLB, Georgia
14.Green Bay | Minkah Fitzpatrick, CB/S, Alabama
15.Arizona | Lamar Jackson, QB, Louisville
16.Baltimore | Orlando Brown, OT, Oklahoma
17.LA Chargers | Mike McGlinchey, OT, Notre Dame
18.Seattle | Marcus Davenport, DE, Texas-San Antonio
19.Dallas | Calvin Ridley, WR, Alabama
20.Detroit | Harold Landry, EDGE, Boston College
21.Cincinatti | Will Hernandez, G, Texas-El Paso
22.Buffalo | Rashaan Evans, LB, Alabama
23.New England | Conner Williams, OT, Texas
24.Carolina | Jaire Alexander, CB, Louisville
25.Tennessee | Sam Hubbard, DE, Ohio State
26.Atlanta | Isaiah Wynn, OG, Georgia
27.New Orleans | Mason Rudolph, QB, Oklahoma State
28.Pittsburgh | Leyton Vander Esch, ILB, Boise State
29.Jacksonville | Dallas Goedert, TE, South Dakota State
30.Minnesota | Kolton Miller, OT, UCLA
31.New England | Maurice Hurst, DT, Michigan
32.Philadelphia | Josh Jackson, CB, Iowa