2025 NFL Mock Draft

Selection Comment - Pick #16

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Jacksonville
Denzel Burke
16

Ohio State

CB



The Jags receiving corps doesn't look as strong as in previous seasons, at least at the outset. The team replaced free agency loss Calvin Ridley with Gabe Davis. Davis failed to step it up in 2023 while with the Bills, following a monster finish to the 2022 season. Davis did haul in 7 TDs in 2023, but caught just 45 balls in 78 targets, with 4 drops. All his 4-year career Davis has had issues with drops, counting 20 for a 9.8% drop rate. Still, as with Christian Kirk, the Jags overpaid. If Kirk can return to his 2022 form (99 catches, 10TD), and Davis thrives in his new environment, they could becaome a respectable combo.

The team drafted Brian Thomas in RD1. But Thomas played in the shadow on Malik Nabers at LSU, we'll learn soon enough if he's got NFL WR1 chops.

Turning to the 2025 Draft, GM Trent Baalke is facing free agency for OTs Cam Robinson and Walker Little. The team has modest cap space for 2025 ($22M) and may bring back Robinson on another go with the team. In this our first mock draft of the 2025 cycle, CB Denzel Burke is the target. The team lost their top 2023 cover corner Darious Williams to the Rams, and will lose another starter, Tyson Campbell, to free agency in 2025. The Jags drafted athletic Jarrian Jones in RD3 of the 2024 Draft, his progress could dictate the target of the 2025 RD1 pick.




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