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Rhett's Jaguar Mock Draft


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1. Dre Kirkpatrick; Cornerback Alabama -

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Size:

currently listed at 6’3 a 192 pounds

Stats:

2010

finished with 53 tackles on the season to rank fourth on the team in his first year as a starter … had seven pass breakups, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and made three interceptions that he returned for 30 yards … had four tackles for loss from his cornerback position (Crimson Tide Bios)

http://www.cfbstats.com/2011/player/8/1022891/index.html

Pros

Kirkpatrick has excellent size for a cornerback to go along with plus length. He also has great strength for a cornerback and is a nightmare for WR if he gets the press on…great instinct….his versatile is best at press coverage, but can play zone coverage because of his plus awareness…Kirkpatrick is an effective blitzer….good tackler…hard hitter…no character concerns…well coached…fluid hips to turn and run with Wide receivers. Reportedly a film rookie junkie…team player

Cons

Not elite cornerback speed. Has great speed for his size, but his 40 his generally reported as 4.49, which is not elite, but still pretty fast….as had some shoulder injuries and will have to pass rigorous combine injury testing…doesn’t have the Patrick Peterson-like-return ability…has adeqaute balance when adjusting to the ball in the air, but his ball skills are not at an elite level…may struggle with combination WR in the N.F.L. (players with the kind of size/speed ratio he has, but who doesn’t?) He was less than impressive vs Alshon Jeffrey.

Despite the raised cons, I’m only nitpicking. Kirkpatrick is an awesome cornerback prospect.

Player comparison: The easiest comparison is Nnadmi Asmougha formerly of the Raiders, currently of the Eagles because of his similar length and speed and his ability to press wide receivers. He also is a better coverage corner and tackler than he is a ball hawk. Not saying he won’t get his hands on passes, but he’s not Asante Samuel intercepting passes.

He also has a skill set of a player like Terrell Thomas of the New York Giants, though he’s bigger and a more fluid athlete. Thomas is an excellent tackler, has scheme versatility, runs about the same 40 yard dash, is a plus blitzer. Kirkpatrick he has better hips than Terrell Thomas which will allow him to stay with the speedier WR a little more in the N.F.L. But Thomas is a good player in his own right (pro bowl caliber cornerback) and while Kirkpatrick has a higher ceiling he has a similar skill set.

Round Projection:

1st round, top 15

Sayre’s initial Kirkpatrick scouting report (click on the link to see all Crimson Tide Scouting reports)

Let the comparisons of Dre’ Kirkpatrick to Nnamdi Asomugha begin. Speed, agility, shut-down coverage ability–you name it, and Kirkpatrick has it. Not only is he a physical specimen, he is quite possibly a better cornerback prospect overall than Patrick Peterson was in 2011. Kirkpatrick is a top notch player on the field, and will have to do some serious damage personally to prevent himself from being a top 10 pick in next year’s draft if he declares. He was a top rated recruit coming out of high school, and he has not disappointed since becoming a full time starter in 2010. Two time high school All-American, will be one of the front-runners for the Thorpe Award in 2011

http://nflmocks.com/2011/09/21/dre-kirkpatrick-scouting-report-cb-alabama-crimson-tide/

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Dre Kirkpatrick, in my opinion will have a better career than Morris Claiborne. Not only is he a good cover corner, but he can hit hard, is a good tackler, an effective blitzer, and has excellent size. Across from Cox, he'd fit in our system perfectly, as he is great in man coverage, and very effective when pressing.

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2. Brian Quick; Wide Receiver Appalachian State -

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Measurables:

6’5″ 220 pounds

4.5-4.7 reported 40 yard dash

Initial Scouting Report

Great ability to make the most out of poor quarterback play, shown big play ability throughout his career. Good hands, and will always have a size advantage. Effective after the catch, and despite his lack of pure speed manages to get open down the field. Great leaping ability, which will be a huge advantage going forward for him. He has a limited route tree and obviously plays at a lower-tier school than his draft peers, but he has a lot of talent to compensate. Slightly struggles to find separation on intermediate routes. Very raw in terms of his overall football IQ, whatever you want to define that as. He still has a lot of developing to do but if you ask a guy to go out and make plays, he is a good candidate. Should be an attractive name at offseason bowl games.

PROS: Athletic ability, size, strength, run after catch, ability to make plays down the field, hands, leaping ability, upside.

CONS: Limited route tree, slightly similar to a WR coming from a Georgia Tech only against lesser competition, straight line speed isn’t great, very raw, level of competition.

Player comparison: Poor man’s Brandon Marshall

When Marshall was coming out, he wasn’t even considered to be the fourth round pick he was selected as. He generated a reputation on the field in Denver as a dominant receiver, but off-field issues have plagued his career. If not for specific incidents, Marshall could be one of the league’s best. I think Quick has the potential to be a better pro prospect than Marshall with similar size/speed and even better ability on deep passes.

http://nflmocks.com/2011/11/08/brian-quick-wide-receiver-appalachian-state-scouting-report/

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This is a little high, but if he runs anything under 4.5, his stock will go up a lot, as he's huge, but still fast. At 6'5" with good hands, he's a player that can really help Gabbert as they develop together, and hopefully turn into the next Harrison/Manning of this era. I'm assuming the Jaguars sign one highly sought after receiver.

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3. Vinny Curry; Defensive End Marshal -

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Measurables

6’4

263 pounds

(combine numbers will be posted here once they become available)

Stats

2011 Season:

Games: 9

Tackles: 53

TFL: 18

Sacks: 10.5

FF: 6

Career:

Games: 41

Tackles: 215

TFL: 45

Sacks: 26

FF: 9

Pros:

Should be adapt at playing both 4-3 and 3-4 in time

Has great size/speed combination

Very sound at stripping the football

Explosive tackler

Has been productive for 3 years

Gained 20 pounds of muscle this off season without losing speed

Great agility at turning corner around the tackle

Quick, quick, quick

Cons:

Will need time to refine his pass coverage

Has not played great competition

Before this season he was getting exposed in the run game

In a 4-3 might be relegated to passing downs

limited number of pass rushing moves

Player Comparison: LaMarr Woodley

Round Projection: Mid Second Round

Summary:

LaMarr Woodley is the comparison here due to similar body builds and how they were used in college versus how they will be used in the pros. Only difference is Woodley played elite competition. Still a 3-4 team needing a pass rusher will likely select him in Round 2. Curry helped his stock out a ton by gaining 20 pounds and not losing any speed. With a season or two to work on his coverage skills I believe Curry to become a 9-10 sack a season talent. Teams like Dolphins, Jets, Bills, Patriots, Packers, and Cowboys should take a long look in Round 2 on this guy.

http://nflmocks.com/2011/11/05/2012-scouting-report-vinny-curry-deolb-marshall/

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I have him as a late second, early third. And I think Mercilus and Perry are going to slide, causing Curry to slide right into Gene Smith's lap. I'm assuming we sign a defensive end in free agency or resign roth, and curry can develop into a great defensive end, while playing in a rotational role.

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4. Jarius Wright; Wide Receiver Arkansas

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Measurables:

5’10″ 180 pounds

4.28-4.4 40 yard dash

Senior

Stats (Cfbstats.com through 11/17/2011)

2011:

Receiving
G Rec. Yards Avg. TD Rec./G Yards/G
9 53 906 17.09 10 5.9 100.7
Receiving
G Rec. Yards Avg. TD Rec./G Yards/G
13 42 788 18.76 5 3.2 60.6
Punt Returns
G Ret. Yards Avg. TD Ret./G Yards/G
13 2 32 16.00 0 0.2 2.5
Rushing
G Att Yards Avg. TD Att/G Yards/G
13 1 9 9.00 0 0.08 0.69

Scouting Report (Sayre Bedinger/Andrew Vincent)

Wright may the least known of the great WR corps at Arkansas but he just may be the best. Wright quietly caught 42 passes for 788 yards and five touchdowns. Wright is the best route runner on the team and very sure handed. During the spring Wright also timed the fastest 40 yard dash time of the razorbacks, 4.27. Wright doesn’t have ideal size for the NFL, but with the onslaught of successful smaller recievers lately Wright might be worth a look. Wright is also very well spoken, has the same type of like-ability that DJ Williams (TE, Green Bay Packers) has.

Jarius Wright will be an interesting story to watch this year. How will all of these supremely talented receivers respond to losing star QB Ryan Mallett? Well, if the scouting report Andrew provided is accurate, then this guy could be a very successful NFL player. He will need to prove that he can contribute on special teams in some way, but if he is a good route runner and sure-handed, there is a spot for him in the NFL, especially with that speed. It sounds as though he is in the mold of an Eddie Royal type, both on the field and off in terms of character.

PROS: Speed in spades, big play ability, always improving, ability to contribute in the return game, hands, route-running ability, working the slot, getting open on 3rd down, reliable

CONS: Size is the biggest issue, needs to add bulk without losing quickness, can he hold up against NFL cornerbacks?

http://nflmocks.com/2011/11/19/jarius-wright-wide-receiver-arkansas-2012-nfl-draft-scouting-report/

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Very fast, could run as fast as a 4.28. Except maybe 2 or 3 receivers, the jaguars receiver set is getting a makeover for the most part. So a speedy deep threat, and returner. May develop into a desean jackson(minus character concerns) type of player, and I'm assuming he'll be a 3rd or 4th rounder, after the combine, because I think he'll impress with his fast 40.

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5. Amini Silatolu; OG Midwestern State

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A thick, wide-bodied offensive lineman who plays left tackle at Midwestern State. Possesses a powerful lower half, natural flexibility into contact and exhibits the physical make-up to be ideally suited to play guard at the next level. Showcases the flexibility to bend and sit into his stance, and initially does a nice job keeping his base down on his initial kick-step. Looks balanced off the edge, but has a tendency to get upright into contact. Extends his arms well and is a balanced/powerful puncher who can rock lineman on contact. Therefore, despite getting upright into contact can still stick, but will struggle with balance when engaged and doesn't play as quick laterally, giving up some penetration because of it. However, when he does sink his hips on contact, showcases very good foot quickness for his size, displays some natural mirror ability and can slide his feet through contact. Just needs to do a better job of playing lower. Exhibits solid range toward the edge in pass protection vs. speed, but lacks ideal NFL range, will open up his hips and routinely lunge into contact to push rushers past the play.

Is a dominant run blocker. Not only can he coil up into his stance and really snap through his hips into contact, extending his arms and gaining leverage, but he also loves to finish. Showcases a strong set of legs and can run through contact and routinely get a good push. However, at times just throws himself at defenders, will lose balance at the point and can be side stepped. Needs to improve his initial balance on his second step into contact, but the body control and explosion is certainly there for him to win inside in-line at the next level. He's very impressive on the move. Showcases "plus" range for his size when asked to pull as a backside tackle, lead the power play and reach defenders in space. Plays with a nasty streak, loves to finish and his combination of range/athleticism and balance makes him dominant when trying to kick out defenders. Loves to block down field as well, routinely plays till the whistle and his range in space is very impressive, especially the way he covers ground and breaks down so quickly, dropping his pad level and/or cutting defenders in the process.


Impression: He has some technique flaws that needs to be fixed and will need to kick inside at the next level. However, he's a wide-bodied athlete with a powerful/explosive frame, good foot quickness and can really pull from the backside. Might need some time, but is one of the top guards in the class with as much upside as any.

http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/college_player_scouting_report.html&player=100015

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This is for more depth on the line, although he does have potential, and we can use him as a swingtackle like we did with Jordan Black.

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6. Tank Carder; OLB TCU

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Read & React: Heady player who always seems to be at the right place at the right time. Attacks ballcarriers in a hurry if a lane opens up in front of him. Loses the ball and overrun plays at times, sometimes because he is attacking his assigned gap and other times because he is asked to be so aggressive.

Run defense: Regularly flows to the ball using the correct attack angle. Dips shoulder or attacks blockers directly when filling gaps, can anchor to maintain the line of scrimmage. Identifies and avoid pulling guards, fights off multiple blockers in traffic using lateral quickness and strong hands to find his way to the ballcarrier. Will hurdle trash on the ground to get into the backfield, or get down quickly when facing pulling guards to create a pile in the hole. Lacks great upper-body bulk to keep from being engulfed by NFL-caliber linemen.

Pass defense: Underrated athlete capable of covering running backs out of the backfield. Fair in dropping into his zone, gets sufficient depth on most plays and could be a bit more fluid moving backwards. Regularly breaks up passes whether making a hit over the middle or getting his hands up near the line of scrimmage.

Tackling: Possesses the length and aggressive nature to be a solid tackler, typically dropping his hips and bringing his legs to assure the stop. Strikes ballcarriers with reckless abandon when getting into the backfield. Agile enough to breaks down in the hole and on the outside to prevent being eluded. Has only adequate upper-body strength to corral stronger ballcarriers in the open field with arm tackles.

Pass Rush/Blitz: Good closing speed and strong hands to be effective as a blitzer. Lacks pass rush moves but has quick hands to swim past slower linemen and can find creases to knife through. Agile enough to grab mobile quarterbacks in the pocket. Benefits from being part of an aggressive scheme, consistently attacks the line.

Intangibles: Team leader on and off the field, plays with fiery attitude. BMX off-road biking world champion at just nine years old. Some teams may consider him an injury risk due to the broken back, punctured lung and diaphragm suffered in a car accident in grade school. Plays with a neck roll as a precaution. Missed time before 2010 season after undergoing shoulder surgery, but returned for opening week. Was a kicking specialist in high school.

http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/players/1273666/tank-carder

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A steal in my opinion. If he stays healthy, he can really make a good linebacker in the future. He can sit behind, and learn from one of the top linebacker sets in the NFL. And if he doesn't turn into the player we thought he'd be, he was only a 6th round pick, and doesn't really hurt us.

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