There has been many speculation that the Jaguars will trade down from their no. 7 overall pick in this year's draft. People have us trading with the Jets, Eagles, Bengals, and Cardinals, and other teams. If we do trade down, 2 of the most sensible picks would be to draft Whitney Mercilus, DE of Illinois, or Nick Perry, DE of Southern California. But before we get into any of this, I would like to point out I would draft Mercilus in the mid-teens to late-teens. I think he has a great motor and never gives up on a play. However, I would be fine with Perry too.
This is a video of Nick Perry's performance vs Washington last season: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=osla4w0Dcc8
In the video, Perry shows great ability to get after the quarterback and even force fumbles.
In this video, watch Whitney Mercilus's performance vs UCLA: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60fJEcIF1h8
Whitney isn't as strong as I would like him to be, but has good height at 6"4 and good weight at 280 pounds.
Again, I would be okay with either pick if we DO trade down with the Jets, Eagles, Browns, Bengals, etc.
Who Would You Rather Have If The Jaguars Traded Down?
Whitney Mercilus (48 votes)
Nick Perry (26 votes)
74 total votes