It's draft day, so we'll take a quick look at some final mock drafts to see what some "experts" have the Jacksonville Jaguars taking. I found a nice little cheat sheet of the NFL.com 2011 NFL Mock Draft database. The position each expert picks for the Jaguars is all the same, but the players vary.
Can you guess what position?
Steve Wyche has the Jaguars picking defensive end Ryan Kerrigan from Purdue.
The Jags love his motor and toughness. He plays just as hard in the fourth quarter as the first, and he's the prototype player they want to stock their roster with. There are people in the building who seriously hope Kerrigan is still available.
Pat Kirwin has the Jaguars picking defensive end Aldon Smith from Missouri.
It could be back to back Missouri players. Smith is a young pass rusher who is only going to get better. He told me he squats 700 pounds when he weighs 263.
Bucky Brooks has the Jaguars picking defensive end Ryan Kerrigan from Purdue.
Jack Del Rio needs to find a consistent pass rusher to help his defense thrive in a division with Peyton Manning and Matt Schaub. Kerrigan is arguably the most disruptive pass rusher remaining on the board, and his non-stop motor makes him the kind of prospect that general manager Gene Smith prefers.
Brian Baldinger has the Jaguars picking defensive end J.J. Watt from Wisconsin.
Aaron Kampman is coming off another surgery, leaving doubts about what level he can return to, and former first-round pick Derrick Harvey looks like he could be headed to bust-ville. Coach Jack Del Rio has been trying to get this line right for several seasons. Every team would love to have Watt, an all-effort guy, in this draft. I think he could start right away and move inside on the sub-packages.
Charles Davis has the Jaguars picking defensive end J.J. Watt from Wisconsin.
In contention for a top 10 selection, general manager Gene Smith is delighted this high-motor, productive player is still available.