2013 NFL Mock Draft: Jaguars pick Dion Jordan

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# Round 1 - Team Player Pos. School
1 Kansas City Chiefs Luke Joeckel OT Texas A&M
2 Jacksonville Jaguars Dion Jordan DE/OLB Oregon
3 Oakland Raiders Star Lotulelei DT Utah
4 Philadelphia Eagles Geno Smith QB West Virginia
5 Detroit Lions Eric Fisher OT Central Michigan
6 Cleveland Browns Dee Milliner CB Alabama
7 Arizona Cardinals Lane Johnson OT Oklahoma
8 Buffalo Bills Ryan Nassib QB Syracuse
9 New York Jets Barkevious Mingo OLB LSU
10 Tennessee Titans Sharrif Floyd DT Florida
11 San Diego Chargers Chance Warmack G Alabama
12 Miami Dolphins Xavier Rhodes CB FSU
13 New York Jets (from TB) Jonathan Cooper G North Carolina
14 Carolina Panthers Tavon Austin WR West Virginia
15 New Orleans Saints Ezekiel Ansah DE/OLB BYU
16 St. Louis Rams Cordarrelle Patterson WR Tennessee
17 Pittsburgh Steelers Jarvis Jones OLB Georgia
18 Dallas Cowboys Sheldon Richardson DT Missouri
19 New York Giants Cornellius "Tank" Carradine DE Florida State
20 Chicago Bears Arthur Brown LB Kansas State
21 Cincinnati Bengals Kenny Vaccaro S Texas
22 St. Louis Rams (from WAS) D.J. Fluker OT Alabama
23 Minnesota Vikings Sylvester Williams DT North Carolina
24 Indianapolis Colts Datone Jones DE UCLA
25 Minnesota Vikings (from SEA) DeAndre Hopkins WR Clemson
26 Green Bay Packers Jonathan Cyprien S Florida International
27 Houston Texans Robert Woods WR USC
28 Denver Broncos Kevin Minter LB LSU
29 New England Patriots Desmond Trufant CB Washington
30 Atlanta Falcons Bjoern Werner DE Florida State
31 San Francisco 49ers Jesse Williams DT Alabama
32 Baltimore Ravens Menelik Watson OT Florida State
# Round 2 - Team Player Pos. School
33 Jacksonville Jaguars Johnathan Hankins DT Ohio State

Pick explanations:

Dion Jordan: For almost the entire pre-draft process, I've stuck with my prediction of Geno Smith to the Jaguars, but I'm switching it up with three days to go. Call it cold feet, but I just get the sense that teams in general hold Dion Jordan in higher regard and that the Jaguars could use a defensive cornerstone like Jordan who can help in more ways than one.

That's not to say that I think the Jaguars ignore quarterback and wait for next year, I still think they address it in the first two days, but the closer we get the more I think it'll be Jordan in Jacksonville, although my mind is subject to change tomorrow or even today, as it has for most of the last month.

Johnathan Hankins: After taking a defensive "lineman" with the first pick, I realize it might seem weird to take another with the second pick, considering the Jaguars' needs at cornerback, offensive tackle, quarterback and just about everywhere else. However, I think the Jaguars really have enough needs that they can justify taking just about any player.

I think Hankins has been miscast as a 1-technique, space-eater when in reality, I think he offers much more. He had experience throughout the Ohio State line and does a good job shedding blocks and maintaining gap control which could make him a perfect fit in the Gus Bradley defense. The Seahawks defensive line in 2012 had three starters over 300 pounds, with two over 320.

The Jaguars roster currently has just two defensive lineman listed at over 300 pounds and none over 320. Adding more size to the defense is something that I think has been overlooked some.

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