2011 NFL Mock Draft: Mocking the Jaguars

It seems weekly now, there are mock drafts being constant churned out left and right. We'll try to take a look each week and see who mocks who to the Jacksonville Jaguars. I've seen it all over the board from quarterback to wide receiver to linebacker, etc.

Click the jump to see who picked what for the Jaguars and I'll offer my take on each one.

Drafttek.com selects: Ryan Kerrigan, DE, Purdue

2nd week repeat: With Cameron Newton off the board, Jacksonville addresses its well-documented pass-rush deficiency from the DE position with the chiseled Boilermaker. Kerrigan displayed the size, strength and quickness to play the run or pass equally well during Senior Bowl week and will be an excellent "off the edge" compliment to the interior duo of Knighton and Alualu. The first piece of the puzzle has been addressed -- now let's see what Del Rio does with the rest of the draft! - Long Ball

My Take: As most of you know, I don't like this pick. I'm not a fan of Kerrigan at all, especially at 16th overall. I don't see the value here. I completely disagree that he showed the ability to play the run and pass "equally well" during the Senior Bowl. I saw the complete opposite, especially against the run. In the actual game, he was stoned all game until he faced a player who projects to offensive guard playing right tackle.

MockingTheDraft.com of SBNation by Jon Dove selects: Ryan Kerrigan, DE, Purdue

Jacksonville has struggled to find a consistent pass rush, not for a lack of trying!  Kerrigan is a kid that has a great motor and the ability to get after the quarterback.  The Jaguars could also look at the quarterback and safety position.

My Take: See above.

Todd McShay of ESPN selects:

The Jaguars have more pressing needs at quarterback and in the secondary. They also could use a speedster at wide receiver. But drafting a good value at defensive end is never a bad idea, and Clayborn could learn a lot early in his career from Jags right defensive end Aaron Kampman, who will return from injury in 2011.

 My Take: While I'm an Iowa fan and a fan of Clayborn, I'm not sure his value at 16. I refuse to pay for ESPN Insider, so I don't know what's available in McShay's mock, though. Clayborn is an ideal 4-3 left end that will hold the run and offer a rush against power tackles, but I think his best fit is in a 3-4 scheme at end.

Wes Bunting of the National Football Post selects:Akeem Ayers, LB, UCLA

Physically, the guy has all the tools to be as good as he wants to be. He's got a little lazy to his game and at times displays questionable instincts. However, he's an impressive size/speed athlete who adds a lot of talent and versatility to the Jaguars linebacking corps.

 My Take: I can get behind this pick, as it fits need and value, but given how Bunting's mock goes I don't see how the Jaguars pass on someone like Prince Amukamara. Amukamara could be an immediate starter at corner or free safety for the Jaguars.

FootballsFuture.com's Mock Draftselects: Ryan Kerrigan, DE, Purdue

The defensive end position has been a problem for the Jags for a few years. Kerrigan may not be the best athlete among ends in this draft, but combines solid physical tools with a tremendous motor.

My Take: See above.

Sideline Scouting's Mock Draft selects: Brandon Harris, CB, Miami(FL)

Jacksonville loves to play press coverage with Rashean Mathis, but the other cornerback spot has been a revolving door of less than stellar players. Insert Brandon Harris, a Florida native who excels in press coverage, and the Jaguars secondary is upgraded instantly. Harris isn't the biggest player at 5-11, 195, but he is feisty and loves to attack receivers at the line of scrimmage. The Jaguars could also look at defensive line help or a quarterback with this selection. David Garrard has proven to be nothing more than an average quarterback and is entering the downside of his career. It seems like Jacksonville tries to add to their defensive line every year, but it never seems to work out in their favor and they still need to add another pass rusher.

My Take: Another pick I can get on board with, though I disagree with their assertion that the Jaguars love to play press coverage. They actually love to play off-man coverage with a two deep zone.

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