SI.com’s Peter King released his mock draft on Friday afternoon, and included in it are a number of draft-related nuggets. In King’s prediction of the Jaguars’ pick at No. 7, he states that Jacksonville “likes” South Carolina cornerback Stephon Gilmore “a ton,” while also noting that corner is a position of need for the Jags.
Gilmore’s draft stock seems to be on fire of late. ESPN’s Todd McShay mentioned on Friday’s edition of SportsCenter that Gilmore is entering next week’s draft with significant “momentum,” seemingly clearly bypassing Alabama’s Dre Kirkpatrick as the second-rated corner in this year’s class.
Gilmore is a long, lean cornerback prospect with pretty good ball skills and a prototypical build. The Jaguars are hoping to trade out of the seventh pick, but Gilmore is a name to keep in mind if they don’t find a trade partner.