JACKSONVILLE – We know this isn't want you want. Not today. Not right now.
It's Wednesday, March 9, and the NFL's 2016 league year starts in a few hours at 4 p.m. That's when unrestricted free agency begins and right now, we get it: that's all that matters.
That's true, but there are a few hours between now and then, so use that time to peruse this jaguars.com 2016 mock draft, version 2.0 – a version that differs from v 1.0 for the Jaguars and much of the rest of the first round.
The main difference for the Jaguars is that unlike version 1.0, Jalen Ramsey of Florida State is not there at No. 5. The cornerback/safety is gone in this version to the San Diego Chargers, and Oregon defensive lineman DeForest Buckner is gone to Dallas at No. 4.
With Ole Miss left tackle Laremy Tunsil long gone to Tennessee at No. 1 and the Cleveland Browns taking North Dakota State quarterback Carson Wentz at No. 2, that leaves the Jaguars perhaps choosing between UCLA linebacker Myles Jack and Ohio State defensive end Joey Bosa at No. 5.
Either player would seem a good selection. This is a team that needs pass rush – and also needs speed and coverage ability at linebacker. Bosa could fill the first need, and Jack could fill the second.
So, who's the selection?
Well, for today we'll assume that the Jaguars address pass rush in a big way in free agency. That would lead them to maybe, maybe, maybe selecting …
Myles Jack, linebacker, UCLA.
He's fast and he can really, really cover.
So, while this isn't want you want – and while free agency is the news of the day – maybe Jack will be the news come April 28. Stay tuned.
For now, here's version 2.0 of the 2016 jaguars.com mock draft:
1.Tennessee | Laremy Tunsil, OT, Ole Miss
2.Cleveland | Carson Wentz, QB, North Dakota State
3.San Diego | Jalen Ramsey, CB/FS, Florida State
4.Dallas | DeForest Buckner, DE, Oregon
5.Jacksonville | Myles Jack, OLB, UCLA
6.Baltimore | Joey Bosa, DE, Ohio State
7.San Francisco | Jared Goff, QB, California
8.Miami | Ronnie Stanley, OT, Notre Dame
9.Tampa Bay | Vernon Hargreaves III, CB, Florida
10.New York Giants | Shaq Lawson, DE, Clemson
11.Chicago | Noah Spence, DE, Eastern Kentucky
12.New Orleans | A'Shawn Robinson, DT, Alabama
13.Philadelphia | Paxton Lynch, QB, Memphis
14.Oakland | Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Ohio State
15.Los Angeles | Laquon Treadwell, WR, Ole Miss
16.Detroit | Taylor Decker, OT, Ohio State
17.Atlanta | Reggie Ragland, ILB, Alabama
18.Indianapolis | Jack Conklin, OT, Michigan State
19.Buffalo | Robert Nkemdiche, DT, Ole Miss
20.New York Jets | Leonard Floyd, OLB, Georgia
21.Washington | Mackensie Alexander, CB, Clemson
22.Houston | Derrick Henry, RB, Alabama
23.Minnesota | Cody Whitehair, OG, Kansas State
24.Cincinnati | Will Fuller, WR, Notre Dame
25.Pittsburgh | Eli Apple, CB, Ohio State
26.Seattle | Jarran Reed, DT, Alabama
27.Green Bay | Sheldon Rankins, DT, Louisville
28.Kansas City | Darron Lee, OLB, Ohio State
29.Arizona | Kevin Dodd, DE, Clemson
30.Carolina |Darian Thompson, S, Boise State
31.Denver | Vernon Butler, DT, Louisiana Tech