Wednesday, March 6, 2013
McShay mock 3.0: Jags and Joeckel
By Paul Kuharsky
Todd McShay’s mock draft version 3.0 is out and available for your perusal if you’re an Insider.
Here’s an AFC South-based look if you’re not.
2) Jaguars: Luke Joeckel, OT, Texans A&M
McShay: “They surrendered 50 sacks last season and finished with third-fewest rushing yards in the NFL. The Jaguars would need to do some shuffling to make all the parts fit, but drafting Joeckel would immediately improve the mean age and the talent level of their offensive line.
Kuharsky: If Joeckel is a lock in their eyes, I would have no objection to this choice for new Jacksonville GM Dave Caldwell despite the presence of a good player in Eugene Monroe already on the roster.
10) Titans: Jonathan Cooper, G, North Carolina
McShay: “Cooper is the more explosive athlete and might be a slightly better fit [than Chance Warmack] for what the Titans are looking for. Either way, they will be in great shape if they draft one of these two exceptionally gifted guards at No. 10.”
Kuharsky: I don’t see Cooper over Warmack if both are available for the Titans at 10 and they decide to go guard.
24) Colts: Justin Pugh, G, Syracuse
McShay: “Coaches praise his work ethic and ability to quickly pick up the offense and blocking schemes. Pugh also has good movement skills. He has patience and balance in his sets and once he's able to latch on can lock out with his arms and shuffle and mirror defenders.”
Kuharsky: Indianapolis certainly needs offensive line help, but I’d think given this scenario they might find better quality help at one of several other positions of need.
27) Texans: Justin Hunter, WR, Tennessee
McShay: “Hunter has impressive natural hand-eye coordination and a huge catching radius. He can catch over his head with ease and he's smooth catching the ball on the run. Hunter also shows confidence attacking the football.”
Kuharsky: The Texans really need to give themselves the best possible chance to put a better second receiver on the field. If Hunter is the best option as things unfold, going for it would win applause here.