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In Mocking The Draft's latest mock draft, the Jaguars beef up on their defensive line.
With the Jacksonville Jaguars season at an end, it's time that Jaguars fans turn their attention to the offseason and how the team will build going forward. SB Nation's Mocking The Draft released their first official 2013 NFL mock draft of the season. In it, the Jaguars beef up on their defensive line.
2. Jacksonville Jaguars - Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah
Like most teams drafting this high, the Jaguars have numerous needs. Jacksonville may look to move on from Maurice Jones-Drew, and there are lingering questions along the defensive line, at right tackle and in the secondary. Terrance Knighton is set to become a free agent and Tyson Alualu has had injury issues. Drafting a tackle could allow them to let Knighton walk. The Utah tackle is arguably the best player in the draft and should be scheme versatile in the NFL. With the first pick in the second round, the Jaguars should be able to find a quarterback there.
While Star wouldn't be a "sexy pick" for a lot of fans and would probably rile up the people who complain about small schools, but he's a legitimate playmaker on the Utes defense. He's a pass rusher from the interior and can play the defensive end role if the team decides to swap up defensive schemes to a 3-4. Lotulelei has drawn comparisons to Haloti Ngata.