Mock draft tracker: Circling back at the top

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Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins points during the first half of the Rose Bowl NCAA college football game against Washington Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, in Pasadena, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

JACKSONVILLE – The analysts have circled back.

For the Jaguars, that means the seventh 2019 jaguars.com mock draft tracker looks strikingly like some early versions – and that a highly-rated quarterback is a popular selection.

Dwayne Haskins, a quarterback from Ohio State University widely considered the top quarterback prospect in the 2019 NFL Draft, was the selection of choice for the Jaguars by four of the seven analysts included in this week's jaguars.com 2019 mock draft 7.0.

Haskins long has been a prominent projection for the Jaguars at No. 7, and he dominated analysts' selections for the Jaguars early in the process.

His dominance continued this week, with two analysts – Tom Fornelli of CBS Sports and Luke Easterling of USA Today Draft Wire – projecting the Jaguars trading up in the Top 10.

"In this scenario, the Jaguars decided not to go after [Philadelphia Eagles quarterback] Nick Foles, or they miss out on him," Fornelli wrote while projecting the Jaguars trading with the New York Jets at No. 3 overall. "So, they respond by moving up to get who they believe is the best QB on the board before somebody else can."

Easterling projected a trade with the Oakland Raiders at No. 4.

"The Blake Bortles experiment is over, and the Jags desperately need to make a bold move to secure a new franchise quarterback," Easterling wrote.

Chris Trapasso of CBS Sports and Danny Kelly of the Ringer projected the Jaguars staying at No. 7 to select Haskins.

"The Jags desperately need to extricate themselves from quarterback purgatory, and Haskins gives them that opportunity," Kelly wrote.

Wrote Trapasso: "In theory, Haskins could be enough of a game manager in his rookie season to let the Jaguars defense win low-scoring games. Jacksonville almost has to go quarterback here."

Ryan Wilson of CBS Sports projected Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray to the Jaguars at No. 7.

"We're not convinced the Jaguars would take a flyer on Murray but even if they end up with Nick Foles, how can you pass on maybe the most talented player in this draft?" Wilson wrote.

Dan Kadar of SB Nation and Mel Kiper Jr. of ESPN both projected offensive line to the Jaguars at No. 7 overall, with Kadar projecting offensive tackle Jonah Williams of Alabama there.

"A player like Williams could be used at tackle or guard," Kadar wrote.

Kiper projected Florida offensive tackle Jawaan Taylor to the Jaguars at No. 7.

"I'm sticking with an offensive lineman for Jacksonville here, as I believe the organization is more likely to go after a veteran quarterback like Nick Foles or Teddy Bridgewater over a rookie," Kiper wrote.

Here's the seventh jaguars.com 2019 mock draft/pro day tracker:

Mocker, Affiliation (Date): Player, position, school

Tom Fornelli, CBS Sports (2/19): Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State (No. 3, trade New York Jets)

Danny Kelly, The Ringer (2/19): Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State

Ryan Wilson, CBS Sports (2/19): Kyler Murray, QB, Oklahoma

Luke Easterling, USA Today Draftwire (2/19): Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State (No. 4, trade with Oakland)

Dan Kadar, SB Nation (2/18): Jonah Williams, OT, Alabama

Mel Kiper Jr., ESPN (2/18): Jawaan Taylor, OT, Florida

Chris Trapasso, CBS Sports (2/15): Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State

R.J. White, CBS Sports (2/12): Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State (No. 4, trade with Oakland)

Maurice Jones-Drew, NFL.com (2/12): Kyler Murray, QB, Oklahoma

Luke Easterling, USA Today Draft Wire (2/12): Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State (No. 4, trade with Oakland)

Ryan Wilson, CBS Sports (2/11): Brian Burns, Edge, Florida State

Dan Kadar, SB Nation (2/11): Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State (No. 3, trade with New York Jets)

Will Brinson, CBS Sports (2/8): Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State

Chris Trapasso, CBS Sports (2/8): Jeffery Simmons, DT, Mississippi State

Todd McShay, ESPN (2/7): Jeffery Simmons, DT, Mississippi State

Mike Renner, Pro Football Focus (2/5): D.K. Metcalf, WR, Mississippi

Thor Nystron, Rotoworld (2/5): T.J. Hockenson, TE, Iowa

Chad Reuter, NFL.com (2/5): Drew Lock, QB, Missouri

Luke Easterling, USA Today Draftwire (2/5): Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State (No. 4, trade with Oakland)

Michael Middlehurst-Schwartz, USA Today (2/5): Drew Lock, QB, Missouri

Matt Miller, Bleacher Report (2/4): Kyler Murray, QB, Oklahoma

Dan Kadar, SB Nation (2/4): Jonah Williams, OT, Alabama

Chris Trapasso, CBS Sports (2/4): Drew Lock, QB, Missouri

Tom Fornelli, CBS Sports (2/4): Daniel Jones, QB, Duke

Rob Rang, NFLDraftscout.com (2/3): Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State

Jason McIntyre, The Big Lead (2/1): Daniel Jones, QB, Duke

R.J. White, CBS Sports (1/30): Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State

Kalyn Kahler, MMQB (1/29): Daniel Jones, QB, Duke

Lance Zierlein, NFL Media Draft Analyst (1/29): Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State

Luke Easterling, USA Today Draftwire (1/29): Kyler Murray, QB, Oklahoma

Ryan Wilson, CBS Sports (1/28): Drew Lock, QB, Missouri

Dan Kadar, SB Nation (1/28): Jonah Williams, OT, Alabama

Bucky Brooks, NFL.com (1/25): Drew Lock, QB, Missouri

Chris Trapasso, CBS Sports (1/24): Jeffery Simmons, DT, Mississippi State

Will Brinson, CBS Sports (1/23): Jeffery Simmons, DT, Mississippi State

John Clayton, for the Washington Post (1/22): Drew Lock, QB, Missouri

Ryan Wilson, CBS Sports (1/21): Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State (No. 5, trade with Tampa Bay)

Dan Kadar, SB Nation (1/21): Drew Lock, QB, Missouri

Daniel Jeremiah, NFL Media Analyst (1/18): Jeffery Simmons, DT, Mississippi State

Chris Trapasso, CBS Sports (1/18): Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State

Mel Kiper Jr., ESPN (1/17): Cody Ford, OT, Oklahoma

R.J. White, CBS Sports (1/17): Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State (No.3, trade with New York Jets)

Luke Easterling, USA Today Draftwire (1/17): Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State (No. 5, trade with Tampa Bay)

Vinnie Iyer, Sporting News (1/16): Kyler Murray, QB, Oklahoma

Matt Miller, Bleacher Report (1/15): Kyler Murray, QB, Oklahoma

Steve Palazzolo, Pro Football Focus (1/15): Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State

Dan Kadar, SB Nation (1/14): Kyler Murray, QB, Oklahoma

Ryan Wilson, CBS Sports (1/14): Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State (No. 2, trade with San Francisco)

Chris Trapasso, CBS Sports (1/14): Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State (No. 5, trade with Tampa Bay)

Luke Easterling, USA Today Draftwire (1/10): Jonah Williams, OT, Alabama

Dane Brugler, The Athletic (1/9): Daniel Jones, QB, Duke

Ryan Wilson, CBS Sports (1/7): Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State (No. 5, trade with Tampa Bay)

Vinnie Iyer, Sporting News (1/7): Will Grier, QB, West Virginia

Dan Kadar, SB Nation (1/7): Greg Little, OT, Mississippi

Tim Bielik, Cleveland.com (1/3): Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State

Eric Edholm, Pro Football Weekly (1/3): Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State

Jason McIntyre, The Big Lead (1/2): Daniel Jones, QB, Duke

R.J. White, CBS Sports (1/2): Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State (No. 4, trade with Oakland)

Ryan Wilson, CBS Sports (1/2): Byron Murphy, CB, Washington

Matt Miller, Bleacher Report (12/31): Daniel Jones, QB, Duke

Rob Rang, NFLDraftscout.com (12/31): Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State

Dan Kadar, SB Nation (12/31): Greg Little, OT, Mississippi

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