2023 NFL Mock Draft

Selection Comment - Pick #7

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Jacksonville
Jalen Carter
7

Georgia

DL3T



Walker Little has been taking reps with the 1st team while Jawaan Taylor nurses a hammy, and has held up pretty well against the solid trio of edge rushers that are Josh Allen, Travon Walker and (uh) K'Lavon Chaisson. If Little can supplant Taylor as the right OT starter opposite Cam Robinson, the team will feel comfortable letting Taylor walk in free agency in 2023. Little's improvement will scratch the OT position from the frontrunner for attention at next year's Draft.

Eyes will be on the interior defensive line in the 2022 season. GM Trent Baalke has invested a couple of mid-round draft picks with Davon Hamilton (2020-RD3) and Jay Tufele (2021 RD4) in recent years. Baalke also ponied up for ex-Jet Foley Fatukasi, but at $10M per annum this looks like another overpay. A solid year from Fotukasi and some improved play by the youngsters could direct 2023 Draft attention elsewhere, but Jalen Carter would immediately upgrade the IDL. Where ever the Jags' end up in the 2023 Draft, if Carter is on the board he'll be in play.




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