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Mel Kipers Jaguars Grade A Draft

This is from Mel Kiper's new article where he posts what would get each team an "A" grade according to him. Here is what he wrote for the Jaguars perfect draft (only 3 rounds)

Top needs: DE, WR, CB, RT

Rd 1 (7) DE Melvin Ingram, South Carolina (or trade down)
Rd 2 (38) WR Stephen Hill, Georgia Tech
Rd 3 (70) CB Josh Norman, Coastal Carolina

Analysis: The Jags need pass-rush help so bad, even if Justin Blackmon were somehow still there at No. 7, I'm not sure they pull the trigger. Ingram, if he can do anything, can rush the passer. The guy is wonderfully versatile, and even with his short arms he disengages really well and falls back on an arsenal of moves. This is not an elite class of pass-rushers, in my opinion, but the Jags can say they got the one who grades out best as of draft day. You can do worse at No. 7. Hill provides help stretching the field in Round 2. He is remarkably explosive given his long frame (he ran sub-4.4 at 6-foot-4). Still needs plenty of refinement coming out of Georgia Tech's run-first (and second) offense, but he gives the Jags something they don't have on the roster, even with the addition of Laurent Robinson. Norman is much-needed help at corner, so the top three needs are punched out.

Thoughts?

Source - http://insider.espn.go.com/nfl/draft2012/story?id=7827515&_slug_=2012-nfl-draft-kiper-best-possible-picks-afc-teams-rounds-1-3&action=upsell&appRedirect=http%3a%2f%2finsider.espn.go.com%2fnfl%2fdraft2012%2fstory%3fid%3d7827515%26_slug_%3d2012-nfl-draft-kiper-best-possible-picks-afc-teams-rounds-1-3

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