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Mock Draft Tracker: Brown remains popular selection

Jaguars
27 Mar 2020, 17:06 GMT+10

JACKSONVILLE - This is no consensus, but it's nearly a majority.

Whatever you call it, draft analysts continue to increasingly believe that the 2020 NFL Draft's top interior defensive lineman will be available to the Jaguars in the Top 10 - and that the team will select him there.

Derrick Brown, a defensive tackle from Auburn University once widely considered a likely Top 5 selection, was the selection of choice for the Jaguars at No. 9 overall by nearly half of the analysts in this week's jaguars.com mock draft tracker.

"The Jacksonville Jaguars will restock their deck the right way with Derrick Brown, who will be a new centerpiece in the middle of their defense," Jordan Reid of The Draft Network wrote.

Luke Easterling of USA Today, NFL Media Draft Analyst Lance Zierlein, Will Brinson of CBSSports.com, Josh Edwards of CBSSports.com and Kevin Hanson of Sports Illustrated also projected Brown to the Jaguars at No. 9. Brown increasingly has been a popular selection there in recent weeks and six of 14 analysts in this week's tracker selected him there this week.

"A rare athlete for his size, Brown is a dominant force who can wreck opposing offenses all by himself," Easterling wrote.

Other opinions were scattered, with two analysts - Doug Farrar of USA Today and Mel Kiper Jr. of ESPN - projecting South Carolina defensive tackle Javon Kinlaw to the Jaguars at No. 9 and Ryan Wilson and Pete Prisco of CBSSports.com projecting Louisville offensive tackle Mekhi Becton there.

Chris Trapasso of CBSSports.com projected Utah State quarterback Jordan Love at No. 9, and R.J. White of CBSSports.com projected the Jaguars trading with the Detroit Lions at No. 3 overall to select Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa.

"I can see the Jaguars packaging their two first-round picks (or one plus Yannick Ngakoue?) and kicking in No. 165 to beat a Miami offer for Tagovailoa," White wrote.

Other selections at No. 9: NFL Media analyst Charley Casserly selecting Clemson safety/linebacker Isaiah Simmons, and SB Nation's Dan Kadar selecting Ohio State cornerback Jeff Okudah.

"If Okudah is still around with the ninth pick, he's an easy choice for the Jaguars," Kadar wrote.

Opinions were similarly mixed regarding the Jaguars' second first-round selection - No. 20 overall - with three analysts projecting Love there and two more projecting Minnesota defensive back Antoine Winfield.

"If Love is here the Jags will think long and hard about taking him; he's a special talent," Wilson wrote.

Others projected at No. 20: Brown, Louisiana State edge defender K'Lavon Chaisson, Texas Christian cornerback Jeff Gladney, Alabama cornerback Trevon Diggs, Florida cornerback C.J. Henderson, Alabama safety Xavier McKinney and Alabama wide receiver Henry Ruggs.

"Second-year receiver D.J. Chark Jr. had a breakout 2019 campaign (75/1,008/8), but the team needs more weapons for Gardner Minshew," Hanson wrote.

Here's the ninth jaguars.com 2020 mock draft tracker:

No. 9 overall ...

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

Pete Prisco, CBSSports.com (3/26): Mekhi Becton, LT, Louisville

Chris Trapasso, CBSSports.com (3/25): Jordan Love, QB, Utah State

Doug Farrar, USA Today (3/24): Javon Kinlaw, DT, South Carolina

Charley Casserly, NFL Media Analyst (3/24): Isaiah Simmons, LB/S, Clemson

R.J. White, CBSSports.com (3/24): Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama (trade with Detroit to No. 3)

Mel Kiper, ESPN (3/24): Javon Kinlaw, DT, South Carolina

Ryan Wilson, CBSSports.com (3/23): Mekhi Becton, OT, Louisville

Dan Kadar, SB Nation (3/23): Jeff Okudah, CB, Ohio State

Jordan Reid, The Draft Network (3/22): Derrick Brown, DT, Auburn

Luke Easterling, USA Today (3/21): Derrick Brown, DT, Auburn

Lance Zierlein, NFL Media Draft Analyst (3/20): Derrick Brown, DT, Auburn

Will Brinson, CBSSports.com (3/20): Derrick Brown, DT, Auburn

Josh Edwards, CBSSports.com (3/20): Derrick Brown, DT, Auburn

Kevin Hanson, Sports Illustrated (3/20): Derrick Brown, DT, Auburn

Chris Trapasso, CBSSports.com (3/17): Jordan Love, QB, Utah State

Tom Fornelli, CBSSports.com (3/17): CeeDee Lamb, WR, Oklahoma

Luke Easterling, USA Today (3/17): Derrick Brown, DT, Auburn

Ryan Wilson, CBSSports.com (3/16): Derrick Brown, DT, Auburn

Dan Kadar, SB Nation (3/16): Jeff Okudah, CB, Ohio State

Bucky Brooks, NFL.com analyst (3/10): Jeff Okudah, CB, Ohio State

Michael Middlehurst-Schwartz, USA Today (3/10): Javon Kinlaw, DT, South Carolina

R.J. White, CBSSports.com (3/10): Derrick Brown, DT, Auburn

Kevin Hanson, Sports Illustrated (3/10): C.J. Henderson, CB, Florida

Ryan Wilson, CBSSports.com (3/9): Mekhi Becton, OL, Louisville

Dan Kadar, SB Nation (3/9): Jeff Okudah, CB, Ohio State

Chad Reuter, NFL Media Draft Analyst (3/6): Isaiah Simmons, LB/S, Clemson

Cynthia Frelund, NFL Network Analytics Expert (3/4): Javon Kinlaw, DT, South Carolina

Josh Norris, Rotoworld (3/4): Jeff Okudah, CB, Ohio State

Chris Trapasso, CBSSports.com (3/4): Andrew Thomas, OL, Georgia

Kevin Hanson, Sports Illustrated (3/4): Derrick Brown, DT, Auburn

Tom Fornelli, CBSSports.com (3/3): Derrick Brown, DT, Auburn

Nate Davis, USA Today (3/3): Jeff Okudah, CB, Ohio State

Todd McShay, ESPN (3/3): Tristan Wirfs, OT, Iowa

Michael Renner, Pro Football Focus (3/2): Derrick Brown, DL, Auburn

Daniel Jeremiah, NFL Media (3/2): Derrick Brown, DT, Auburn

Matt Miller, Bleacher Report (3/2): Jedrick Wills, Jr., OT, Alabama

Pete Prisco, CBSSports.com (3/2): Javon Kinlaw, DT, South Carolina

Trevor Sikkema, The Draft Network (3/2): Javon Kinlaw, DT, South Carolina

Dan Kadar, SB Nation (3/2): Jeff Okudah, CB, Ohio State

Ryan Wilson, CBSSports.com (3/1): Javon Kinlaw, DT, South Carolina

Josh Edwards, CBSSports.com (2/28): Derrick Brown, DT, Auburn

Chris Trapasso, CBSSports.com (2/26): Derrick Brown, DT, Auburn

Kevin Hanson, Sports Illustrated (2/25): CeeDee Lamb, WR, Oklahoma

Bucky Brooks, NFL.com analyst (2/25): Jeff Okudah, CB, Ohio State

Austin Gayle, Pro Football Focus (2/24): Javon Kinlaw, DT, South Carolina

Chad Reuter, NFL Draft Analyst (2/21): Isaiah Simmons, LB/S, Clemson

Pete Prisco, CBSSports.com (2/20): Mekhi Becton, LT, Louisville

Chris Trapasso, CBSSports.com (2/19): Derrick Brown, DT, Auburn

Charley Casserly, NFL Media Analyst (2/18): Isaiah Simmons, LB/S, Clemson

Mel Kiper, ESPN (2/18): Isaiah Simmons, LB/S, Clemson

Tom Fornelli, CBSSports.com (2/18): Javon Kinlaw, DT, South Carolina

Kevin Hanson, Sports Illustrated (2/18): Derrick Brown, DT, Auburn

Dan Kadar, SB Nation (2/17): Isaiah Simmons, LB/S, Clemson

Michael Middlehurst-Schwartz, USA Today (2/17): Javon Kinlaw, DT, South Carolina

Benjamin Solak, The Draft Network (2/17): Isaiah Simmons, LB/S, Clemson

Ryan Wilson, CBSSports.com (2/17): Javon Kinlaw, DT, South Carolina

Will Brinson, CBSSports.com (2/13): A.J. Epenesa, Edge, Iowa

Chris Trapasso, CBSSports.com (2/12): Javon Kinlaw, DT, South Carolina

Jordan Reid, The Draft Network (2/12): Javon Kinlaw, DT, South Carolina

Thor Nystrom, Rotoworld (2/12): Jeff Okudah, CB, Ohio State

Maurice Jones-Drew, NFL.com analyst (2/11): Isaiah Simmons, LB/S, Clemson

Michael Renner, Pro Football Focus (2/11): Derrick Brown, DT, Auburn

Dan Kadar, SB Nation (2/10): Derrick Brown, DT, Auburn (trade with Carolina to No. 7)

Eric Edholm, Yahoo Sports (2/10): Javon Kinlaw, DT, South Carolina

Kevin Hanson, Sports Illustrated (2/6): CeeDee Lamb, WR, Oklahoma

R.J. White, CBSSports.com (2/6): Javon Kinlaw, DT, South Carolina

Chris Trapasso, CBSSports.com (2/5): Derrick Brown, DT, Auburn

Dan Kadar, SB Nation (2/4): Jeff Okudah, CB, Ohio State

Nate Davis, USA Today (2/4): Derrick Brown, DT, Auburn

Chad Reuter, NFL Media Draft Analyst (2/3): Isaiah Simmons, LB/S, Clemson

Todd McShay, ESPN (2/3): Javon Kinlaw, DT, South Carolina

Matt Miller, Bleacher Report (2/3): Isaiah Simmons, LB/S, Clemson

Ryan Wilson, CBSSports.com (2/3): Andrew Thomas, OT, Georgia

Josh Edwards, CBSSports.com (1/30): Jeff Okudah, CB, Ohio State

Lance Zierlein, NFL Media Draft Analyst (1/29): Javon Kinlaw, DT, South Carolina

Ryan Wilson, CBSSports.com (1/27): Isaiah Simmons, LB/S, Clemson

Bucky Brooks, NFL.com (1/27): Isaiah Simmons, LB/S, Clemson

Jason McIntyre, Fox Sports (1/24): Javon Kinlaw, DT, South Carolina

Mel Kiper, ESPN (1/24): Javon Kinlaw, DT, South Carolina

Daniel Jeremiah, NFL Media (1/21): Isaiah Simmons, LB/S, Clemson

Kevin Hanson, MMQB (1/21): Isaiah Simmons, LB/S, Clemson

Michael Middlehurst-Schwartz, USA Today (1/16): Derrick Brown, DL, Auburn

Luke Easterling, USA Today (1/14): Derrick Brown, DL, Auburn

Ryan Wilson, CBSSports.com (1/14): Andrew Thomas, OT, Georgia

Michael Renner, Pro Football Focus (1/14): Kristian Fulton, CB, Louisiana State

Dan Kadar, SB Nation (1/14): Javon Kinlaw, DT, South Carolina

Vinny Iyer, Sporting News (1/14): Isaiah Simmons, LB/S, Clemson

Luke Easterling, USA Today (1/13): Jerry Jeudy, WR, Alabama

Josh Edwards, CBSSports.com (1/9): Jerry Jeudy, WR, Alabama

Chris Trapasso, CBSSports.com (1/9): Isaiah Simmons, LB/S, Clemson

Bryan Fischer, Athlon Sports (1/7): CeeDee Lamb, WR, Oklahoma

Dan Kadar, SB Nation (1/7): Isaiah Simmons, LB/S, Clemson

Ryan Wilson, CBSSports.com (1/7): A.J. Epenesa, Edge, Iowa

Vinny Iyer, Sporting News (1/6): Isaiah Simmons, LB/S, Clemson

Josh Edwards, CBSSports.com (1/2): Jerry Jeudy, WR, Alabama

Greg Bedard, Las Vegas Review-Journal (1/2): CeeDee Lamb, WR, Oklahoma

Chris Trapasso, CBSSports.com (1/1): Isaiah Simmons, LB/S, Clemson

Ryan Wilson, CBSSports.com (12/31): Isaiah Simmons, LB/S, Clemson

Michael Middlehurst-Schwartz, USA Today (12/31): Derrick Brown, DL, Auburn

Luke Easterling, USA Today (12/30): Jerry Jeudy, WR, Alabama

Jason McIntyre, Fox Sports (12/30): Jerry Jeudy, WR, Alabama

Michael Renner, Pro Football Focus (12/30): Derrick Brown, DL, Auburn

No. 20 overall ...

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

Pete Prisco, CBSSports.com (3/26): Jordan Love, QB, Utah State

Chris Trapasso, CBSSports.com (3/25): Derrick Brown, DT, Auburn

Doug Farrar, USA Today (3/24): Antoine Winfield, CB/S, Minnesota

Charley Casserly, NFL Media Analyst (3/24): Kristian Fulton, CB, Louisiana State

Mel Kiper, ESPN (3/24): Antoine Winfield, CB/S, Minnesota

Ryan Wilson, CBSSports.com (3/23): Jordan Love, QB, Utah State

Dan Kadar, SB Nation (3/23): K'Lavon Chaisson, Edge, Louisiana State

Jordan Reid, The Draft Network (3/22): Jeff Gladney, CB, Texas Christian

Luke Easterling, USA Today (3/21): Trevon Diggs, CB, Alabama

Lance Zierlein, NFL Media Draft Analyst (3/20): Jordan Love, QB, Utah State

Will Brinson, CBSSports.com (3/20): C.J. Henderson, CB, Florida

Josh Edwards, CBSSports.com (3/20): Xavier McKinney, S, Alabama

Kevin Hanson, Sports Illustrated (3/20): Henry Ruggs, WR, Alabama

Chris Trapasso, CBSSports.com (3/17): Javon Kinlaw, DT, South Carolina

Tom Fornelli, CBSSports.com (3/17): Kenneth Murray, LB, Oklahoma

Luke Easterling, USA Today (3/17): Kristian Fulton, CB, Louisiana State

Ryan Wilson, CBSSports.com (3/16): Patrick Queen, LB, Louisiana State

Dan Kadar, SB Nation (3/16): A.J. Epenesa, DE, Iowa

Bucky Brooks, NFL.com analyst (3/10): Yetur Gross-Matos, Edge, Penn State

Michael Middlehurst-Schwartz, USA Today (3/10): Kristian Fulton, CB, Louisiana State

R.J. White, CBSSports.com (3/10): Xavier McKinney, S, Alabama

Kevin Hanson, Sports Illustrated (3/10): Patrick Queen, LB, Louisiana State

Ryan Wilson, CBSSports.com (3/9): Javon Kinlaw, DT, South Carolina

Dan Kadar, SB Nation (3/9): Patrick Queen, LB, Louisiana State

Chad Reuter, NFL Media Draft Analyst (3/6): Henry Ruggs III, WR, Alabama

Cynthia Frelund, NFL Network Analytics Expert (3/4): C.J. Henderson, CB, Florida

Josh Norris, Rotoworld (3/4): Marlon Davidson, DL, Auburn

Chris Trapasso, CBSSports.com (3/4): Kristian Fulton, CB, Louisiana State

Kevin Hanson, Sports Illustrated (3/4): Josh Jones, OT, Houston

Nate Davis, USA Today (3/3): A.J. Epenesa, DE, Iowa

Tom Fornelli, CBSSports.com (3/3): Grant Delpit, S, Louisiana State

Todd McShay, ESPN (3/3): Ross Blacklock, DT, Texas Christian

Michael Renner, Pro Football Focus (3/2): Xavier McKinney, S, Alabama

Daniel Jeremiah, NFL Media (3/2): Patrick Queen, LB, Louisiana State

Matt Miller, Bleacher Report (3/2): A.J. Terrell, CB, Clemson

Pete Prisco, CBSSports.com (3/2): C.J. Henderson, CB, Florida

Trevor Sikkema, The Draft Network (3/2): Patrick Queen, LB, Louisiana State

Dan Kadar, SB Nation (3/2): Justin Jefferson, WR, Louisiana State

Ryan Wilson, CBSSports.com (3/1): Trevon Diggs, CB, Alabama

Josh Edwards, CBSSports.com (2/28): C.J. Henderson, CB, Florida

Chris Trapasso, CBSSports.com (2/26): Andrew Thomas, OT, Georgia

Kevin Hanson, Sports Illustrated (2/25): Kristian Fulton, CB, Louisiana State

Bucky Brooks, NFL.com analyst (2/25): Patrick Queen, LB, Louisiana State

Austin Gayle, Pro Football Focus (2/24): Xavier McKinney, S, Alabama

Chad Reuter, NFL Draft Analyst (2/21): Cole Kmet, TE, Notre Dame

Pete Prisco, CBSSports.com (2/20): Ross Blacklock, DL, Texas Christian

Chris Trapasso, CBSSports.com (2/19): Josh Jones, LT, Houston

Charley Casserly, NFL Media Analyst (2/18): Kristian Fulton, CB, Louisiana State

Mel Kiper, ESPN (2/18): C.J. Henderson, CB, Florida

Tom Fornelli, CBSSports.com (2/18): Patrick Queen, LB, Louisiana State

Kevin Hanson, Sports Illustrated (2/18): C.J. Henderson, CB, Florida

Michael Middlehurst-Schwartz, USA Today (2/17): C.J. Henderson, CB, Florida

Ryan Wilson, CBSSports.com (2/17): Josh Jones, OL, Houston

Dan Kadar, SB Nation (2/17): Kristian Fulton, CB, Louisiana State

Benjamin Solak, The Draft Network (2/17): C.J. Henderson, CB, Florida

Will Brinson, CBSSports.com (2/13): Kristian Fulton, CB, Louisiana State

Chris Trapasso, CBSSports.com (2/12): Xavier McKinney, S, Alabama

Jordan Reid, The Draft Network (2/12): C.J. Henderson, CB, Florida

Thor Nystrom, Rotoworld (2/12): Henry Ruggs, WR, Alabama

Maurice Jones-Drew, NFL.com analyst (2/11): Tee Higgins, WR, Clemson

Michael Renner, Pro Football Focus (2/11): Tee Higgins, WR, Clemson

Eric Edholm, Yahoo Sports (2/10): Trevon Diggs, CB, Alabama

Dan Kadar, SB Nation (2/10): Kristian Fulton, CB, Louisiana State

Kevin Hanson, Sports Illustrated (2/6): C.J. Henderson, CB, Florida

R.J. White, CBSSports.com (2/6): Josh Jones, OT, Houston

Chris Trapasso, CBSSports.com (2/5): Trevon Diggs, CB, Alabama

Dan Kadar, SB Nation (2/4): Tee Higgins, WR, Clemson

Nate Davis, USA Today (2/4): Kristian Fulton, CB, Louisiana State

Chad Reuter, NFL Media Draft Analyst (2/3): Cole Kmet, TE, Notre Dame

Todd McShay, ESPN (2/3): Austin Jackson, OT, Southern California

Matt Miller, Bleacher Report (2/3): Javon Kinlaw, DT, South Carolina

Ryan Wilson, CBSSports.com (2/3): Justin Madubuike, DL, Texas A&M

Josh Edwards, CBSSports.com (1/30): Javon Kinlaw, DT, South Carolina

Lance Zierlein, NFL Media Draft Analyst (1/29): C.J. Henderson, CB, Florida

Ryan Wilson, CBSSports.com (1/27): C.J. Henderson, CB, Florida

Bucky Brooks, NFL.com analyst (1/27): Trevon Diggs, CB, Alabama

Jason McIntyre, Fox Sports (1/24): Trevon Diggs, CB, Alabama

Mel Kiper, ESPN (1/24): Cole Kmet, TE, Notre Dame

Daniel Jeremiah, NFL Media (1/21): C.J. Henderson, CB, Florida

Kevin Hanson, MMQB (1/21): Trevon Diggs, CB, Alabama

Michael Middlehurst-Schwartz, USA Today (1/16): Kristian Fulton, CB, Louisiana State

Luke Easterling, USA Today (1/14): Tee Higgins, WR, Clemson

Michael Renner, Pro Football Focus (1/14): Tee Higgins, WR, Clemson

Ryan Wilson, CBSSports.com (1/14): Kristian Fulton, CB, Louisiana State

Dan Kadar, SB Nation (1/14): Kenneth Murray, LB, Oklahoma

Vinny Iyer, Sporting News (1/14): Trevon Diggs, CB, Alabama

Luke Easterling, USA Today (1/13): Kristian Fulton, CB, Louisiana State

Josh Edwards, CBSSports.com (1/9): Kristian Fulton, CB, Louisiana State

Chris Trapasso, CBSSports.com (1/9): Trevon Diggs, CB, Alabama

Bryan Fischer, Athlon Sports (1/7): Javon Kinlaw, DT, South Carolina

Dan Kadar, SB Nation (1/7): Laviska Shenault, WR, Colorado

Ryan Wilson, CBSSports.com (1/7): Jordan Love, QB, Utah State

Vinny Iyer, Sporting News (1/6): Trevon Diggs, CB, Alabama

Josh Edwards, CBSSports.com (1/2): Javon Kinlaw, DT, South Carolina

Greg Bedard, Las Vegas Review-Journal (1/2): Raekwon Davis, DT, Alabama

Chris Trapasso, CBSSports.com (1/1): Bryce Hall, CB, Virginia

Ryan Wilson, CBSSports.com (12/31): Austin Jackson, LT, Southern California

Michael Middlehurst-Schwartz, USA Today (12/31): Kristian Fulton, CB, Louisiana State

Luke Easterling, USA Today (12/30): Kristian Fulton, CB, Louisiana State

Jason McIntyre, Fox Sports (12/30): Marvin Wilson, DT, Florida State

Michael Renner, Pro Football Focus (12/30): Trevon Diggs, CB, Alabama

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