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Peter King's 2011 NFL Mock Draft

Sports Illustrated Peter King released his first 2011 NFL Mock Draft of the season. It's got some surprising picks, but it's rather ho-hum for the Jacksonville Jaguars.



Ryan Kerrigan, DE, Purdue


Aldon Smith, DE/OLB, Missouri

The Jags continue to pay for the abominable 2008 draft-spending all their draft capital on a pair of defensive end busts, Derrick Harvey (eighth) and Quentin Groves (52nd), and then not choosing until 103 picks later-by drafting into the strength of this class, the defensive line. Kerrigan, the Big Ten defensive player of the year, had 26 tackles for loss and has the kind of motor G.M. Gene Smith loves in an edge player.

 The biggest surprise of a pick to me, is King has the Miami Dolphins drafting Andy Dalton 15th overall. If that happened, I'm not sure what I'd do with myself. I mean... Andy Dalton 15th overall? Really?

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