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NFL draft: Myles Garrett, top RBs reportedly visiting Jaguars

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The Jacksonville Jaguars are bringing in three of the 2017 NFL Draft's elite running back prospects this week for visits, along with the most elite prospect at any position: Texas A&M DE Myles Garrett.

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Although Garrett is widely expected to be the No. 1 overall pick by the Cleveland Browns, the Jaguars aren't far behind with the No. 4 overall selection. Whether the Jaguars might look to trade up for Garrett, or if he were to somehow fall to No. 4, the club is getting its homework done on the draft's top player.

More realistically, the Jaguars could land any of three rushers coming to Jacksonville this week for visits, as well. LSU's Leonard Fournette, FSU's Dalvin Cook and Oklahoma's Joe Mixon will head to the First Coast, as well, per the Florida Times-Union. Fournette and Cook are expected to be first-round selections, while it appears Mixon, whose draft stock has been hurt by character concerns, could fall to Round 2. The Jaguars' second-round pick comes at No. 35 overall. They ranked 22nd in the NFL last year in rushing at 101.9 yards per game. Leading rushers T.J. Yeldon and Chris Ivory rushed for fewer than 500 yards each and scored just four touchdowns between them.

Also visiting the Jaguars this week are Alabama LB Reuben Foster and Ohio State S Malik Hooker, per the Times-Union's Ryan O'Hallaran. Alabama OT Cam Robinson will visit the Jaguars this week, as well.

It's not unusual for the Jaguars to bring in a large number of top prospects for pre-draft visits in the first week of April. They did so last year, and in 2015 also.

Follow Chase Goodbread on Twitter @ChaseGoodbread.

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