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Mock draft 2.0: At No. 29 overall …


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 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 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

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