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Mel Kiper mock draft: Jaguars now picking Shane Ray at No. 3

In his first two mock drafts, ESPN's Mel Kiper predicted the Jaguars would select Leonard Williams with the No. 3 overall pick. Now it's Missouri pass rusher Shane Ray.

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The Jacksonville Jaguars have a few options when it comes to upgrading their defensive line in this year's NFL Draft.

They could go with the safest pick and get the most versatile lineman in the draft: USC's Leonard Williams, who can play just any position along the line in the Jaguars' defensive scheme. They could grab Nebraska pass rusher Randy Gregory to better pressure opposing quarterbacks.

Or, if you're Mel Kiper, they can select Missouri defensive end Shane Ray.

No. 3: Jacksonville Jaguars select Missouri DE Shane Ray

Analysis: The Jags were relentless in trying to upgrade their potential on offense in the 2014 draft, adding Blake Bortles at this same pick slot and then surrounding him with more talent at wide receiver with the additions of Allen Robinson, and Marqise Lee, and also adding Allen Hurns as an undrafted free agent. (They also improved their offensive line with Brandon Linder.) The pass rush has been an area they've needed to improve for several years now. In terms of pure productivity, you can make a pretty good case that Ray is the best pass-rusher in the entire draft. He can beat tackles with his quickness and ability to counter; and he won't simply win coming around the corner, but will take advantage of any opening a blocker gives him and work back inside. You can even line him up there. He's a relentless disruptive force and is exactly the kind of player the Jags need.

While it's obvious the Jaguars need to improve their defensive line, and specifically get more pressure on the quarterback, Ray seems like a stretch, especially when an available Gregory looks to be the better pass rusher.

What do you think? Should the Jaguars draft Ray or Gregory?