Keefer’s Three-Round Mock Draft By Division- AFC South


There are piles of mock drafts floating around, some great and some just straight trash. I mean the Giants taking a QB in the first round, really? This mock draft is unique and unlike others you will read. It is based on a mix of professional scouting, team needs, high-level rumors, and Austin Smith’s Top 100 Player Board. We will continue with the dysfunctional AFC South.

Houston Texans

#40- Jonathan Taylor-RB-Wisconsin

The Texans acquired David Johnson but he seems past his prime and as a short-term player. Taylor can come in and be the featured back Johnson once was. He is a three-down player who can catch and break tackles.

#90- Khalid Kareem-EDGE-Notre Dame

Kareem is a gritty edge-rusher who sometimes plays too hard, even through injuries. This is what the Texans need though. They need strong and solid pass-rushers to pair with JJ Watt.

Indianapolis Colts

#34- Jeff Gladney-CB-TCU

Gladney has experience against some of the top collegiate receivers and fills a big hole on the Colts’ roster. He’s got very good ball skills despite his stature.

#44- Hunter Bryant-TE-Washington

Bryant is being linked to the newly-signed Colt Trey Burton. He’s hard for LBs to cover against and has sticky hands.

#75- Yasir Durant-OL-Missouri

The offensive line is rocky and harms the QB and RB. Durant is a massive guard and rotational center. He can help the run game but will be better suited in protecting his QB.

Jacksonville Jaguars

#9- Andrew Thomas-OT-Georgia

A fit at right tackle, Thomas dominated on the collegiate level and even handled some of the best defensive prospects.

#20- Jalen Reagor-WR-TCU

Marquis Lee was recently released and there are limited weapons on offense. Reagor brings speed and even better control and body movement. Some doubt his route-running.

#42- Trevon Diggs-DB-Alabama

The Jaguars are hurting for quality corners and Diggs can fill a void. He’s physical, fast, and a freak athlete. He’s no Jalen Ramsey but brings his own unique skills to the team.

#73- Jacob Phillips-LB-LSU

Phillips isn’t on the same level as Myles Jack but he can play off him and provide some needed depth.

Tennessee Titans

#29- Austin Jackson-OT-USC

Jackson can compete for the right tackle spot when drafted. He enters the league at just the age of 20 and has a long career ahead of him. Even if it takes a few seasons for him to be a full-time starter, he’s worth the wait.

#61- Brycen Hopkins-TE-Purdue

The Titans have no real starter at TE and Hopkins is a solid pick. He can be physical in blocking and a decent mismatch receiver.

#93- Justin Madubuike-DT-Texas A&M

Madubuike is a big man with impressive movement and balance. He can start as being a rotational player with a chance to compete for the starting role.