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Mel Kiper Mock Draft 2013: Damontre Moore to the Jaguars

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Thomas Campbell-US PRESSWIRE

The Jacksonville Jaguars can go a myriad of different ways in the 2013 NFL Draft, but the smart lean is towards the defensive line, most notably a pass rusher. That's exactly where ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper went in his latest mock draft.

Kiper gives the Jaguars Texas A&M defensive end Damontre Moore:

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Analysis: I'm staying with this selection. The Jaguars were again arguably among the worst pass-rushing teams in the NFL in 2012, and need a guaranteed difference-maker. Moore is that kind of player. I've had a pass-rusher as a top need for this franchise going on four years, and Moore checks that off the list. He's an exceptionally productive defensive end prospect with very good quickness, long arms and elite closing burst as a rusher. He will get to the quarterback, period. The Jags should be a better team in 2013, but it's not just based on whether they get better at quarterback.

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The pick makes sense because it's a defensive end, but personally I'm not really a huge fan of Moore. To me he's kind of a jack of all trades and master of none type of defensive end. I also don't think he really fits into Gus Bradley's scheme, if he's running the same style of defense as he did in Seattle. Moore isn't really a 5-tech strong side end and he's not quite explosive and fast enough to be that LEO type player. He's more a traditional 4-3 defensive end.