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Corey Grant Jerseys Stitched , punditry, and presentation centered around the NFL Draft, former NFL Network announcer Mike Mayock is now a real, live NFL general manager with the Oakland Raiders. He’s joining Jon Gruden and boy is this gonna be fun to watch.Mayock is known for a lot of things in the draft world, but his mock drafts are used far and wide among agents and sportswriters alike. While Mayock (and others) may put out a handful of mock drafts between now and the NFL Draft, it’s the last mock draft that counts. That’s the one that most represents your views on players Youth Lerentee McCray Jerseys , fits, and front office leanings the closest to the real live event.But what if Mayock was our general manager? What if he was the one making the picks for the last eight years instead of Gene Smith, Dave Caldwell, and Tom Coughlin?Let’s compare first round draft picks!2011-2018 Jaguars draft resultsYearPlayerAll-ProPro BowlsStarter SeasonsGames StartedYearPlayerAll-ProPro BowlsStarter SeasonsGames Started*These stats are for when the player was with the Jaguars.Uh, yikes.The only good player on this list is Jalen Ramsey. Eight years of first round picks — seven of which were in the top five — and only one player is a Pro Bowl caliber player. I don’t think the Jaguars could do worse if they tried.Now let’s look at how Mayock would have drafted if he were the general manager.2011-2018 Mayock resultsYearPlayerAll-ProPro BowlsStarter SeasonsGames StartedYearPlayerAll-ProPro BowlsStarter SeasonsGames StartedThe results for the early seasons are a little skewed because Mayock didn’t predict that the Jaguars would do some first round trading and maneuvering.While the results are the same for four out of the eight drafts, the two that really stand out are Ryan Kerrigan and Khalil Mack instead of Blaine Gabbert and Blake Bortles. Can you imagine a defense boasting Kerrigan Youth Andrew Norwell Jerseys , Mack, and Jalen Ramsey as Mayock would have built for us? When the Pittsburgh Steelers found a way to snatch a victory out of what looked like certain defeat, us fans were left scratching our heads.How did they do that?Why is our offense so bad?What can we even hope for with Blake Bortles in at quarterback?After a first half where the Jaguars produced 156 yards you’d think the Steelers coaches would make some defensive adjustments. Nope. When speaking with the media after the game, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said the team didn’t make any adjustments “We didn’t make any adjustment, seriously,” Tomlin said. “I found my comfort in the fact that we were stopping them.”With the passing game producing just 31 yards at halftime Andrew Norwell Jerseys Stitched , it’s no surprise that Tomlin thought adjustments were unnecessary. He had zero faith in the Jaguars offense to produce any meaningful yards that would lead to significant points. And in the law of averages, no matter how good a defense is, they’re going to give up a touchdown or two to a Hall of Fame quarterback and the best wide receiver in the league.After all, this is a coach who accepted a holding penalty when it would have been fourth down to give the Jaguars an even longer third down which resulted in a sack and a fumble for an additional 11-yard loss.This is the state of the Jaguars offense — coaches around the league can give their polite answers before and after games, but they do not respect Blake Bortles as an NFL quarterback. The Steelers were down 9-0 on the road and they didn’t change a thing because they knew the Jaguars would beat themselves.And that’s exactly what happened.