Jags bolster secondary after selecting Trevor Lawrence in Daniel Jeremiah mock draft

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The 2021 offseason will mark a huge one for several NFL teams, but those sentiments especially apply for the Jacksonville Jaguars. After enduring the worst season in their history and the most losses in the league, sweeping changes are currently ongoing for the Cardiac Cats at TIAA Bank Field.

Of course, a key heading forward will be the decisions they make in the upcoming draft with their 11 draft picks, as there are several needs on both the offensive and defensive sides of the ball. Until April 29 officially arrives, fans will have to settle with the variety of mock drafts on the web to cure their anxiety for the draft.

Speaking of mocks, NFL Network’s Daniel Jeremiah released his first of the 2021 offseason — and it has the Jags wisely addressing both sides of the ball in the first round.

With the No. 1 overall pick, Jeremiah went with the expected choice for the Jags, Trevor Lawrence, who could help new coach Urban Meyer get off to a good start in the NFL.

1. Jacksonville Jaguars – QB Trevor Lawrence (Clemson)

The Urban Meyer era begins with one of the most talented quarterbacks to enter the league in the last five years.

There isn’t much to say about Lawrence that hasn’t been said in all honesty. He’s widely viewed as a generational talent that could be just as impactful as Andrew Luck, Peyton Manning, and John Elway for the Jags’ franchise.

Next, with the No. 25 overall pick (from the Los Angeles Rams), Jeremiah had the Jags bolstering their secondary with Trevon Moehrig, who could help the Jags clear up a huge need at safety.

25 . Jacksonville Jaguars – S Trevon Moehrig (TCU)

Moehrig is the best safety in the draft class and has the ability to play the deep middle or inside the box. He has a high ceiling and a high floor.

While the Jags could address safety in free-agency, too, this would be a smart addition if they can’t. Moehrig is a pretty agile safety who has the downhill speed to help with the run while also providing a skill set that allows him to hold his own in coverage.

Texas Christian University seems to do a good job of giving Moehrig opportunities to show off his range. Additionally, at 6-foot-1, 200-pounds, he has a nice mix of size and length that can help him tremendously in the NFL.

If the Jags came away from the first round with the pairing of Lawrence and Moehrig, it feels like a haul fans couldn’t complain about. However, it’s simply a guessing game at the moment outside of pick No. 1 with a new head coach and general manager in place this season.