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Mock Draft Tracker 1.0: Focused on Offense

31 Jan 2023, 17:06 GMT+10

Jaguars News | Jacksonville Jaguars - jaguars.comJohn Oehser

JACKSONVILLE - The Jaguars will try to improve around quarterback Trevor Lawrence.

Maybe it's true. Maybe not. But it's an early thought of analysts assessing the Jaguars early in the 2023 NFL Draft - and it's a theme of this debut edition of the 2023 mock draft tracker.

Tight end. Offensive tackle. Wide receiver.

Nine of 13 analysts in the first '23 tracker projected the Jaguars selecting one of those positions at No. 25 overall in the 2023 NFL Draft - with five analysts projecting one of three tight ends there.

Ryan Wilson of CBS Sports projected Utah tight end Dalton Kincaid to the Jaguars at No. 25.

"Kincaid could end up being one of the best rookie offensive weapons in 2023, especially if [Jaguars Head Coach] Doug Pederson uses him like the Jags used [tight end] Evan Engram in '22," Wilson wrote.

Two analysts projected Notre Dame tight end Michael Mayer to the Jaguars with the selection and two more projected Georgia tight end Darnell Washington there.

Also popular to the Jaguars at No. 25: Offensive tackle Anton Harrison of Oklahoma.

"Anton Harrison is a silky-smooth athlete with exciting length to develop into a long-term fixture for Jacksonville upfront," Joe Marino of the Draft Network wrote.

Two other analysts projected Texas A&M safety Antonio Johnson to the Jaguars at No. 25, with Marcus Mosher of Pro Football Focus writing: "Johnson is one of the most versatile defensive backs in the class and would bolster Jacksonville's secondary with his athleticism."

Here's the first 2023 mock draft tracker:

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

Trevor Sikkema, Pro Football Focus (1/30): Michael Mayer, TE, Notre DameRyan Wilson, CBS Sports (1/30): Dalton Kincaid, TE, UtahJoe Marino, The Draft Network (1/30): Anton Harrison, OT, OklahomaMark Schofield, SB Nation (1/30): Darnell Washington, TE, GeorgiaNick Baumgardner, The Athletic (1/30): Jaxon Smith-Njigba, WR, Ohio StateLuke Easterling, USA Today Draftwire (1/29): Siaki Ika, DL, BaylorOliver Hodgkinson, Pro Football Network (1/28): Tuli TuipulotuJosh Edwards, CBS Sports (1/26): Darnell Washington, TE, GeorgiaJoe Broback, Pro Football Network (1/26): Antonio Johnson, S, Texas A&MMarcus Mosher, Pro Football Focus (1/26): Antonio Johnson, S, Texas A&MDoug Farrar, Touchdown Wire (1/26): Michael Mayer, TE, Notre DameChris Trapasso, CBS Sports (1/25): Anton Harrison, OT, OklahomaIan Cummings, Pro Football Network (1/24): Rashee Rice, WR, Southern MethodistRyan Wilson, CBS Sports (1/23): Dalton Kincaid, TE, UtahVinnie Iyer, Sporting News (1/23): Anton Harrison, OT, OklahomaBucky Brooks, (1/23): Kelee Ringo, CB, GeorgiaThe 33rd Team (1/23): Brian Branch, S/CB, AlabamaDamian Parson, The Draft Network (1/23): Rashee Rice, WR, Southern Methodist

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