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20 days. That is the only thing between the Jacksonville Jaguars, the No. 1 overall pick and the 2022 NFL Draft.The draft proce s has felt overwhelmingly long at times and like it has been going at breakneck speeds at other times. But regardle s of its pacing toward the finish line, the end is near.With the Jaguars looking increasingly likely to instead of moving down in the draft, we opt to look at the most likely scenarios at No. 1 — while also including the unlikely outcome of a trade.So, what could a potential draft haul look like for the Jaguars with five different scenarios? With no two draft hauls looking the same, we try to break it down below in our latest mock draft exercise.Scenario 1Round 1, No. 1 overall: Michigan EDGE Aidan HutchinsonFrom measurables to his production to checking all of the boxes coaches and scouts seem to love off the field, it is hard to not think of Hutchinson as the favorite to be the No. 1 overall pick. He has been the darling of the draft community and most scouts and coaches when quoted in articles, making it clear the NFL sees him as a safe bet in this cla s.Per TruMedia and PFF, the Jaguars defense finished No. 26 in sacks (32.0), No. 13 in pre sure percentage (9.6%), No. 22 in quarterback hits (91), and No Richard Bleier Jersey . 32 in fumbles forced (2.0). Josh Allen (7.5) and Dawuane Smoot (6.0) combined for 13.5 sacks, but no other Jaguars’ defender had more than 3.0. And in terms of edge rushers, the Jaguars’ backups (K’Lavon Chai son, Jihad Ward, Lerentee McCray, Jordan Smith) combined for just three sacks. Ward and McCray have since become free agents.Round 2, No. 33 overall: Georgia WR George PickensThe Jaguars spent big money at wide receiver this free agency period with Christian Kirk and Zay Jones, but they still have a ma sive need at wide receiver. They need a young receiver who can grow and develop with Trevor Lawrence while also providing a downfield deep threat on the outside. While the Jaguars hope they get that in Jones, Pickens is the better bet and has significantly more upside. Pickens has the type of skill set Lawrence thrives with, and he would give them a much-upgraded wide receiver room both in the short- and long-term.As a sophomore, Pickens tied the team in receiving scores with six while also recording 36 catches for 513 yards (14.3 yards per catch). Pickens was expected to have another ma sive role in 2021 before an ACL injury in March sidelined him for much of the season Mychal Givens Jersey , though he did return to play in four games and catch five pa ses for 107 yards (21.4 yards per catch).Round 3, No. 65 overall: UT-Chattanooga OG Cole StrangeOne of the best small-school prospects in the entire draft, UT-Chattanooga offensive guard Cole Strange is an elite athlete at guard.Strange finished with the best of any guard in the entire cla s and the best RAS of any guard since 2016. He put up similar numbers to Brandon Brooks in terms of the agility drills, finishing behind only Johnson in that regard while having the best broad jump of any guard.Round 3, No. 70 overall: Cincinnati LB Darrian BeaversMore of a thumper linebacker than a rangy sideline-to-sideline force, Darrian Beavers would give the Jaguars a physical run-stuffer in the middle of the defense next to Foyesade Oluokun. The Jaguars’ scheme has an emphasis on speed and explosion, but they also need to ensure they are strong up the middle of the defense and Beavers has the traits general manager Trent Baalke likes in a linebacker.Scenario 2Round 1, No. 1 overall: Georgia EDGE Travon WalkerThis would be a risky selection due to the fact that Travon Walker is a relatively raw pa s-rusher and has limited production beyond just sacks (low pre sures and pre sure rate throughout his career). Still, he is arguably the best athlete in the draft and if the Jaguars want a power rusher, they may want to go with the longer and more explosive one between Walker and Hutchinson. In 2020, Walker played in nine games and recorded 1.0 sack, 2.0 tackles for lo s, one interception, and one forced fumble. Walker then had a career season in 2021, Jim Palmer Jersey starting all 15 games as Georgia finished the year as National Champions. During Georgia’s title run, Walker recorded 6.0 sacks, 7.5 tackles for lo s, two pa s deflections, one fumble recovery, and a team-high 36 quarterback hurries.Walker then had arguably the best combine performance of any defensive player in 2021, measuring at 6-foot-5 and 272 pounds but still running a 4.51 40-yard dash (98th percentile), a 36-inch vertical jump Rio Ruiz Jersey (80th percentile), 123-inch broad jump (87th percentile), 6.89-second three-cone (93rd percentile), and a 4.32 20-yard shuttle (76th percentile).Round 2, No. 33 overall: Western Michigan WR Skyy MooreThis was a really tough pick to make. On one hand, the best options on the board value-wise were at edge rusher and safety — two positions that it is hard seeing the Jaguars invest in after the first round, especially in the event in which they draft Aidan Hutchinson. Skyy Moore is also a smaller receiver and would be joining a Jaguars’ roster that is currently filled with receivers below 6-foot-2. Still, the Jaguars need playmakers and instant impacts at No. 33 and Moore accomplishes both.Moore was an instant impact for Western Michigan’s offense after making a switch to wide receiver. He caught 51 pa ses for 802 yards (15.73 yards per catch) and three touchdowns as a true freshman, earning him First-Team All-MAC as he led all MAC freshmen in most receiving stats.Moore’s second season saw him play six games in the pandemic-shortened season, with Moore finishing the season with 25 catches for 388 yards (15.52 yards per catch) and three touchdowns. Finally in Joey Rickard Jersey 2021, Moore led the Broncos’ offense with 94 catches for 1,283 yards (13.6 yards per catch) and 10 touchdowns.Round 3, No. 65 overall: Georgia LB Quay WalkerA linebacker who very well could hear his name called in round two, Georgia’s Quay Walker would give the Jaguars another athletic linebacker next to Oluokun. Walker is quick diagnosing plays downhill, physical against blocks, can match up with running backs and tight ends in coverage, and would give the Jaguars another athletic and productive SEC defender.Walker started all 16 games for the Bulldogs last season, recording 67 tackles, 5.5 tackles for lo s, 1.5 sacks, and three pa s breakups, while also recording eight tackles against Alabama in the National Championship Game.Round 3, No. 70 overall: Kentucky IOL Luke FortnerAn interior line prospect the Jaguars have shown some extensive interest in since the combine, this may be a slight reach for Luke Fortner but would give the Jaguars a potential starter at either guard or center due to his experience at both positions. He fits a zone-based blocking scheme and would add much-needed offensive line depth to the Jaguars’ roster following Brandon Linder’s retirement.Scroll to ContinueScenario 3Round 1, No. 1 overall: Alabama OL Evan NealEvan Neal is a terrific athlete

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