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2013 Mock Offseason X.6

Free Agency:

Chris Canty DE NYG - 3 Years 12 Million

Gosder Cherilus OT DET - 4 Years 16 Million

Tracy Porter CB DEN - 2 Years 4 Million

Terrance Knighton - 3 Years 9 Million

Daryl Smith - 3 Years 15 Million

Brad Meester - 1 Year 1.5 Million

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Canty - I know the Jaguars want to build the team through the draft, but we need a 5-Tech and a LEO. At roughly about 4 Million a year, Canty is a good free agent pickup to his versatility. He can play 43 DE, 34 DE, and 43 DT, and with Gus Bradley using both the 43 and 34, he's a great pickup.
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Cherilus - Jaguars new O-Line coach George Yarno is very familiar with Cherillus, as he was an assistant O-Line coach in Detroit from 2009-2012. Cherillus was a dissapointment until this year after being a drafted in the 1st round and never living up to his potential. He had a very good year in 2012. Profootballfocus has him as the 10th most efficient pass blocker amount offensive tackles, 2nd among right tackles. He thrives in pass blocking and is solid in run blocking. I'm sure the Jaguars starting QB would love to have him at the gaping hole we call the Jaguars' Right Tackle position.
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Porter - Really? Why would the Jaguars bring in Tracy Poter? I'll tell you why. In New Orleans, Tracy Porter was pretty good, he was sought after last offseason, and settled for a measly 4 million dollar contract with the Denver Broncos. Tracy Porter rarely saw the field in 2012, but when he did he was pretty much bad. The Jaguars already lost Derek Cox in free agency, and they love the idea of competition. They already have Mike Harris, and figure they'll pick up another CB or 2 in the draft. So at 2 Million a year for 2 years, the Jaguars bring in Tracy Porter to compete for a starting spot.
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Knighton - I know he had an off season, but the guy was good every year besides last year, he had some offseason problems, which I think can link to his poor season. The guy did almost lose his eye, and missed a lot of training. When he's healthy, and playing well he will be a great player for the Jaguars in their new scheme. Their new scheme requires a nose tackle. They need a 1-Tech for the 4-3, which he has been used for in the past, but now they need a 0-Tech for their 3-4 looks, which will be used a lot more. Knighton fits the nose tackle spot perfectly. His poor season, made his price tag go way down, and if he returns to his previous play, we got very lucky.
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Smith - What can I say? He's been the leader of the defense for a long time now. He plays lights out and he's a great leader. He did miss most of the 2012 season due to injury, but it was a groin injury, not an ACL or anything that tends to linger for a long time. I think in 2013 he should return to his 2011 form.
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Meester - I don't think Brewster is ready to be a starting center. Meester had an off-year, and his play isn't anywhere near it used to be, but last year he wasn't in the best position to succeed. The guard on his left was a different player every week, none were good. And the guard on his right was consistently hurt and not playing good either. He was an old veteran in the middle of a beat up and broken offensive line, other than Monroe.

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Draft:

TRADE: Jaguars trade #2 for Eagles #4 and #69. Eagles leapfrog Raiders and select Geno Smith.

1(4). Barkevious Mingo DE/OLB(LEO) LSU

2(33). Jonathan Banks CB Mississippi State

3(66). TJ McDonald SS USC

3(69). Devin Taylor DE South Carolina

4(97). Matt Scott QB Arizona

5(100). Sanders Commings CB/S Georgia

6(131). Zac Stacy RB Vanderbilt

7(174). Ace Sanders WR South Carolina

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Mingo - A lot of analysts are calling him a 34 OLB right now, but he'll play DE for us. The LEO is practically a tweener 34 OLB anyway. Mingo has so much athletiscm, he compares to Bruce Irvin, but with more potential. Bruce Irvin led rookies in sacks last season with 8, and that was at the same position Mingo will play.
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Banks - He was in between a 1st and 2nd round pick, his slow combine 40 let him slide right into our laps. He was a very good DB in college, but they didn't use that much press man at Miss State, that's where Banks will succeed the most in the NFL. As a press man corner he can be a lockdown corner, that opposing coordinators fear and might not even throw to him. He's 6'2" with almost 34" arms. Perfect for Bradley's scheme.
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McDonald - Why a safety? Don't we have Dawan Landry? Yes we do, but Dawan Landry's contract is quite expensive, and although he's not mediocre, I don't think he's as good as he's getting paid. If Bradley uses the same exact scheme as he did in Seattle, we need a Kam Chancellor. Kam Chancellor is Seattle's SS, he moves around like a linebacker, but lays huge hits like a strong safety. They usually have him in the box, like a 4th linebacker. McDonald can be the Kam Chancellor of our offense, as he hits hard and moves around like a linebacker. This year, he can be a rotational player, but maybe next year he becomes the starter if he out performs Dawan Landry or Dawan Landry becomes a cap casualty. NFL.com compares him to Bernard Pollard.
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Taylor - We signed Chris Canty to be our 5-Tech for a few years. That doesn't mean, we can't bring in another one to develop and eventually unseat Chris Canty. Devin Taylor is 6'7", 266 pounds, with 36" arms. He also has a 35" vertical. Now he needs to fill out his frame. He needs to add atleast 20 more pounds, I'd like to see him get to 290, add mostly muscle. He won't be reaping in sacks, he'll probably have about 4-6 a year when he eventually reaches his potential, but what we'll see a lot of is batted down passes. JJ Watt is 6'5" with 34" arms and a 37" vertical. While Watt has 2 inches on the vertical, Taylor has 2 inches in height and 2 inches in arms, therefore he's getting 2 inches higher than JJ Watt. Watt has bigger hands by 3/8s but Taylor should be able to knock down plenty of passes.
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Scott - Our current QB Coach was Matt Scott's coach. We already know that Frank Scelfo and the Jaguars are high on Matt Scott, and we also know that the Jaguars would like a mobile quarterback. Scott is the most mobile quarterback in the draft this year, he brings a lot of potential to the table, but he needs to develop a lot more as a passer. He's 6'2" and 213 pounds. Some people think he's too lean, and I think he should pack on another 10-15 pounds. He can throw well on the run, stands tall in the pocket, has a strong arm, and a quick release. His accruacy is "erratic" and his footwork isn't good. Footwork can be taught, and his accuracy can improve.

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Commings - Some think Commings may have to convert to safety. Gus Bradley will put him wherever he thinks he has the best chance to succeed. Commings isn't a good corner, unless he's in press man. When he's in press man, he's a very good corner. He's very physical and bullies receivers. He doesn't have the footwork or quickness one looks for in a cornerback. But his press skills and his physical play makes him worth a draft pick, because he might be able to start at corner for the Jaguars as a press corner, if that's what were going to use mostly. He has good hands, and doesn't often drop interceptions. He's 6" with 32" arms at 216 pounds. Banks and Commings across from each other pressing receivers is something that will likely piss off opposing teams, while their receivers are being jammed their quarterback is being chased down by our pass rush.
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Stacy - He's 5'8" at 216 pounds, sounds like MJD. He's kind of a hidden gem, that not too many people know about. He is very powerful for his size, he's tough, he's a good pass blocker, gets good yards after contact, and he has good acceleration. He's not very agile, or fast. He ran a 4.55 at the combine. But he had the 2nd fasted 3 cone drill for RBs, behind Michael Christine by .01, and showed some of his upper body strength with 27 reps on the bench, tied for 4th best among RBs. Other than his 40, he had a pretty good combine. He led the SEC in YPC in 2011 with 5.94, .01 ahead of Trent Richardson, while not having a supporting cast that can actually compete with good teams. He's going to thrive on inside running in the NFL, with his build, his vision, and his power. Find an outside runner to tag him with, and oh boy.
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Sanders - Yes the 5'7" receiver from the University of South Carolina. Ace Sanders is a fantastic punt returner, something this team needs. And no he's not just a punt returner, he'll get snaps as inside receiver on this offense. He's not fast, only running a 4.58 at the combine. But he's not known for his speed, he's known for his quickness. He's incredibly quick. As an inside receiver, the Jaguars find a new weapon, and use him on slants, screens, and reverses. He's great at breaking tackles, and he may even get a few snaps at running back. He'll be used on all punt returns and on offense about 5-10 snaps a game.
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