The Jacksonville Jaguars hold the No. 5 pick in the 2016 NFL Draft and could consider a handful of SEC players with that selection and their other draft picks.
The Jaguars hosted 18 players for pre-draft visits on Tuesday, and among that group were Alabama linebacker Reggie Ragland and Florida cornerback Vernon Hargreaves III, UGA linebacker Leonard Floyd, Alabama center Ryan Kelly, Ole Miss defensive end Robert Nkemdiche and offensive lineman Laremy Tunsil.
.@Jaguars hosted 9 players on a pre-draft visit Tuesday:
— Tad Dickman (@Tdickman89) April 5, 2016
Ragland is rated as the top inside linebacker in this class and is essentially a lock to be taken in the first round, with top-10 upside. He recorded 102 tackles and won the SEC Defensive Player of the Year award last season. Tunsil may be the best player in this class and could be taken first overall by the Tennessee Titans.
Hargreaves is one of the top cornerback prospects in the 2016 class. He picked off four passes last season and is rated as the top cornerback in the class by CBS Sports.com. He also could be a fan favorite, having spent the past three years playing in nearby Gainesville, Fla., which is approximately 70 miles from Jacksonville.