A Look Around The AFC South: 2.9.17

Intro: Colts.com’s Andrew Walker offers a comprehensive look at the latest offseason action around the AFC South Division.

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INDIANAPOLIS — With the Super Bowl now a thing of the past, much of the league's attention turns to the city of Indianapolis, which will once again be hosting the NFL Scouting Combine starting Feb. 28 at Lucas Oil Stadium.

The Combine, of course, is where many of college football's best players get the opportunity to both show off their raw athleticism and position work on the field, as well as meet with NFL teams' general managers, personnel folks and coaches that are trying to find the best fit for their teams in time for the NFL Draft, which is being held April 27-29 in Philadelphia.

This early in the process — a couple weeks or so before the Combine — the league's various experts and pundits try to begin formulating their various mock drafts to figure out which top prospects would be selected by which teams.

The Combine only sensationalizes mock drafts, as some players see their draft stock dramatically rise, while others don't quite perform up to standards and hope to use their schools' pro days as a chance at redemption.

So while you can catch up with the various mock draft-related activity for the Indianapolis Colts by clicking here, here's a general look at what some of the experts are saying about the other AFC South Division teams' needs and projected picks in the first round of this year's NFL Draft:

Jacksonville Jaguars (No. 4 pick overall)

  • Mel Kiper, ESPN: Jamal Adams, safety, LSU
  • Todd McShay, ESPN: Jamal Adams, safety, LSU
  • Daniel Jeremiah, NFL.com: Jamal Adams, safety, LSU
  • Bucky Brooks, NFL.com: Jamal Adams, safety, LSU
  • Lance Zierlein, NFL.com: Jamal Adams, safety, LSU
  • Chad Reuter, NFL.com: Jonathan Allen, defensive end, Alabama
  • Steve Palazzolo, Pro Football Focus: Jonathan Allen, defensive end, Alabama
  • WalterFootball.com: Solomon Thomas, defensive end, Stanford
  • Dieter Kurtenbach, FoxSports.com: Jamal Adams, safety, LSU
  • Luke Easterling, USA Today: Jonathan Allen, defensive end, Alabama
    Tennessee Titans (No. 5 pick overall)
  • Mel Kiper, ESPN: Mike Williams, wide receiver, Clemson
  • Todd McShay, ESPN: Corey Davis, wide receiver, Western Michigan
  • Daniel Jeremiah, NFL.com: Reuben Foster, linebacker, Alabama
  • Bucky Brooks, NFL.com: Jabrill Peppers, safety, Michigan
  • Lance Zierlein, NFL.com: Marshon Lattimore, cornerback, Ohio State
  • Chad Reuter, NFL.com: Jamal Adams, safety, LSU
  • Steve Palazzolo, Pro Football Focus: Mike Williams, wide receiver, Clemson
  • WalterFootball.com: Jamal Adams, safety, LSU
  • Dieter Kurtenbach, FoxSports.com: Jalen Tabor, cornerback, Florida
  • Luke Easterling, USA Today: Mike Williams, wide receiver, Clemson
    Tennessee Titans (No. 18 pick overall)
  • Mel Kiper, ESPN: Marlon Humphrey, cornerback, Alabama
  • Todd McShay, ESPN: Sidney Jones, cornerback, Washington
  • Daniel Jeremiah, NFL.com: John Ross, wide receiver, Washington
  • Bucky Brooks, NFL.com: Marlon Humphrey, cornerback, Alabama
  • Lance Zierlein, NFL.com: O.J. Howard, tight end, Alabama
  • Chad Reuter, NFL.com: David Njoku, tight end, Miami
  • Steve Palazzolo, Pro Football Focus: Marshon Lattimore, cornerback, Ohio State
  • WalterFootball.com: O.J. Howard, tight end, Alabama
  • Dieter Kurtenbach, FoxSports.com: Mike Williams, wide receiver, Clemson
  • Luke Easterling, USA Today: Jalen Tabor, cornerback, Florida
    Houston Texans (No. 25 pick overall)
  • Mel Kiper, ESPN: Budda Baker, safety, Washington
  • Todd McShay, ESPN: Garett Boles, offensive tackle, Utah
  • Daniel Jeremiah, NFL.com: Garett Boles, offensive tackle, Utah
  • Bucky Brooks, NFL.com: Cam Robinson, offensive tackle, Alabama
  • Lance Zierlein, NFL.com: Forrest Lamp, offensive guard, Western Kentucky
  • Chad Reuter, NFL.com: Garett Boles, offensive tackle, Utah
  • Steve Palazzolo, Pro Football Focus: Forrest Lamp, offensive guard, Western Kentucky
  • WalterFootball.com: Pat Mahomes III, quarterback, Texas Tech
  • Dieter Kurtenbach, FoxSports.com: Malik McDowell, defensive tackle, Michigan State
  • Luke Easterling, USA Today: Patrick Mahomes III, quarterback, Texas Tech

The analysis from those producing content on Colts.com does not necessarily represent the thoughts of the Indianapolis Colts organization. Any conjecture, analysis or opinions formed by Colts.com content creators is not based on inside knowledge gained from team officials, players or staff.

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