2020 NFL Draft: Jacksonville Jaguars 7-round mock

A.J. Epenesa, Iowa Hawkeyes. (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images)
A.J. Epenesa, Iowa Hawkeyes. (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images) /
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Keith Ismael, San Diego State Aztecs
Keith Ismael, San Diego State Aztecs. (Photo by Sam Wasson/Getty Images) /

Fourth Round

C. San Diego State Aztecs. Pick Analysis. Keith Ismael. 113. player. 901. Scouting Report

Though we all understand how solid center Brandon Linder has been for the Jaguars the last few years, he will be in his late 20s in 2020. Jacksonville may still have full faith in the guy, but it would serve them to address the interior of the offensive line in the draft. The player who could land with them at pick No. 113 is San Diego Aztecs center Keith Ismael.

Even though center is a tertiary need for the Jaguars at this point of the draft, you can never take enough bites at the apple to fortify your offensive line. With Jacksonville still being a run-first offense with Leonard Fournette at running back, the Jaguars will need depth along the offensive interior to help them get the most out of this power back.

If Jacksonville can kick Ismael over to guard for the time being to get some playing time, then this could work to perfection. The good news is head coach Doug Marrone specializes in coaching up offensive lines. As it is with pass rushers, we can expect the Jaguars to get the most out of offensive line talent at this point of the draft.

At 6-foot-3 and 310 pounds, Ismael lacks the length required to kick even further out and play tackle. Though still a big body, he is compact enough to make for a difficult to move object along the offensive interior. This is a depth move for the Jaguars at No. 113, but getting an offensive lineman  who might be able to play multiple positions is usually work the risk.