With the twenty-ninth overall pick in the 2018 Steven Ridley NFL Mock Draft, the Jacksonville Jaguars select:
Connor Williams; Offensive Tackle from the University of Texas.
Not too long ago, many viewed Connor Williams as the consensus top offensive tackle prospect in the class. Now, He is either the third to fifith best one depending on where you look. Regardless of how you look at it, for the fourth consecutive season in a row, the Jaguars nab a steal in the first round. Sure, can Connor play Left Tackle? Yes he can. Will he need to develop some strength however? Most definitely. His core strength being his main drawback. Thankfully for him though, he has plenty of time as he is only 21 years of age. If anything, Jacksonville, like Baltimore and Seattle before them, are in a position where they can be award with two young but promising top shelf bookend tackles in both Cam Robinson and Connor Williams. With the likes of Cam Robinson, Andrew Norwell, Brandon Linder, A.J. Cann and Connor Williams, both Leonard Fournette and Blake Bortles will be smiling even more from ear to ear as they attempt to placate their flag among the NFL Summit once more after coming up just short.