Mock draft tracker: Receiver, corner popular at Nos. 9 and 20

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JACKSONVILLE – This still has a fragmented feel.

That's to be expected, because we're talking about how analysts see the Jaguars in the 2020 NFL Draft. We're more than three months from Round 1. Little surprise that mock drafts remain all over the place.

Here's what we can glean from the latest round of mocks:

Analysts see the Jaguars focusing on cornerback, defensive tackle, linebacker and wide receiver. That all makes sense, and a few analysts keenly see offensive line as a possibility.

So, what will the Jaguars do with their two first-round selections – No. 9 and No. 20 overall?

As eight analysts in the second Jaguars.com 2020 mock draft tracker see it, wide receiver remains a real possibility at No. 9 with three analysts projecting the position to the Jaguars there. Alabama wide receiver Jerry Jeudy was the projection in mock drafts by Josh Edwards of CBSSports.com and Luke Easterling of USA Today.

"DJ Chark [Jr.] and Jeudy would be a dynamic combination; Jeudy's attention to detail at the position is impressive," Edwards wrote, and Easterling added, "I'm betting the Jags would love this scenario, considering their desperate need for a true No. 1 receiver with a complete skill set."

Bryan Fischer of Athlon Sports projected Oklahoma wide receiver CeeDee Lamb to the Jaguars at No. 9, writing, "The Jags need help in a number of areas, but will have a hard time passing up on adding a true No. 1 receiver in Lamb."

Other projections to the Jaguars at No. 9 were Louisiana State cornerback Kristian Fulton, Clemson safety/linebacker Isaiah Simmons and South Carolina defensive tackle Javon Kinlaw.

"There aren't too many interior defensive linemen in the NFL with his skillset at 6-feet-6 and a lean-looking 300 pounds; if the top three offensive tackles are gone, the Jaguars could take yet another defender," Dan Kadar of SB Nation wrote of Kinlaw.

Ryan Wilson of CBSSports.com projected highly-regard Georgia offensive tackle Andrew Thomas to the Jaguars at No. 9.

"The Jaguars have one of the best players in the draft fall to them here and they immediately upgrade their O-line in the process," Wilson wrote.

Cornerback remained a popular projection at No. 20, with five of eight analysts in this week's tracker mocking the position there. Three analysts projected Fulton to the Jaguars at No. 20 while two more projected Alabama cornerback Trevon Diggs there.

"While not nearly as complete of a prospect, Diggs' size and physical style at the line of scrimmage is reminiscent to that of Jalen Ramsey," Chris Trapasso of CBSSports.com wrote and Wilson added, "Jacksonville won't replace Jalen Ramsey with one player but Fulton is a step in the right direction." 

Analysts also projected Clemson wide receiver Tee Higgins, Oklahoma linebacker Kenneth Murray and Kinlaw to the Jaguars at No. 20.

"Murray is a rangy linebacker with an impressive combination of athleticism and tenacity; pairing him with Myles Jack would give Jacksonville a new duo of quality linebackers who can roam the field and make big tackles," Kadar wrote.

Here's the second jaguars.com 2020 mock draft tracker:

No. 9 overall …

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

Ryan Wilson, CBSSports.com (1/14): Andrew Thomas, OT, Georgia

Michael Renner, Pro Football Focus (1/14): Kristian Fulton, CB, Louisiana State

Dan Kadar, SB Nation (1/14): Javon Kinlaw, DT, South Carolina

Vinny Iyer, Sporting News (1/14): Isaiah Simmons, LB/S, Clemson

Luke Easterling, USA Today (1/13): Jerry Jeudy, WR, Alabama

Josh Edwards, CBSSports.com (1/9): Jerry Jeudy, WR, Alabama

Chris Trapasso, CBSSports.com (1/9): Isaiah Simmons, LB/S, Clemson

Bryan Fischer, Athlon Sports (1/7): CeeDee Lamb, WR, Oklahoma

Dan Kadar, SB Nation (1/7): Isaiah Simmons, LB/S, Clemson

Ryan Wilson, CBSSports.com (1/7): A.J. Epenesa, Edge, Iowa

Vinny Iyer, Sporting News (1/6): Isaiah Simmons, LB/S, Clemson

Josh Edwards, CBSSports.com (1/2): Jerry Jeudy, WR, Alabama

Greg Bedard, Las Vegas Review-Journal (1/2): CeeDee Lamb, WR, Oklahoma

Chris Trapasso, CBSSports.com (1/1): Isaiah Simmons, LB/S, Clemson

Ryan Wilson, CBSSports.com (12/31): Isaiah Simmons, LB/S, Clemson

Michael Middlehurst-Schwartz, USA Today (12/31): Derrick Brown, DL, Auburn

Luke Easterling, USA Today (12/30): Jerry Jeudy, WR, Alabama

Jason McIntyre, Fox Sports (12/30): Jerry Jeudy, WR, Alabama

Michael Renner, Pro Football Focus (12/30): Derrick Brown, DL, Auburn

No. 20 overall …

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

Michael Renner, Pro Football Focus (1/14): Tee Higgins, WR, Clemson

Ryan Wilson, CBSSports.com (1/14): Kristian Fulton, CB, Louisiana State

Dan Kadar, SB Nation (1/14): Kenneth Murray, LB, Oklahoma

Vinny Iyer, Sporting News (1/14): Trevon Diggs, CB, Alabama

Luke Easterling, USA Today (1/13): Kristian Fulton, CB, Louisiana State

Josh Edwards, CBSSports.com (1/9): Kristian Fulton, CB, Louisiana State

Chris Trapasso, CBSSports.com (1/9): Trevon Diggs, CB, Alabama

Bryan Fischer, Athlon Sports (1/7): Javon Kinlaw, DT, South Carolina

Dan Kadar, SB Nation (1/7): Laviska Shenault, WR, Colorado

Ryan Wilson, CBSSports.com (1/7): Jordan Love, QB, Utah State

Vinny Iyer, Sporting News (1/6): Trevon Diggs, CB, Alabama

Josh Edwards, CBSSports.com (1/2): Javon Kinlaw, DT, South Carolina

Greg Bedard, Las Vegas Review-Journal (1/2): Raekwon Davis, DT, Alabama

Chris Trapasso, CBSSports.com (1/1): Bryce Hall, CB, Virginia

Ryan Wilson, CBSSports.com (12/31): Austin Jackson, LT, Southern California

Michael Middlehurst-Schwartz, USA Today (12/31): Kristian Fulton, CB, Louisiana State

Luke Easterling, USA Today (12/30): Kristian Fulton, CB, Louisiana State

Jason McIntyre, Fox Sports (12/30): Marvin Wilson, DT, Florida State

Michael Renner, Pro Football Focus (12/30): Trevon Diggs, CB, Alabama

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