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NFL mock draft 2015: Dante Fowler still going to Jaguars

Even after a free agency period that saw the Jaguars upgrade their defensive line, Mocking The Draft still believe the team will go pass rusher with their No. 3 overall pick.

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The best position group on the Jacksonville Jaguars last year was, arguably, the defensive line. But that doesn't mean they won't use free agency and this year's NFL Draft to make a good group even better.

According to Dan Kadar of Mocking The Draft, even after landing a versatile defensive lineman in Jared Odrick last week, the Jaguars will use the No. 3 overall pick to select Florida pass rusher Dante Fowler.

3. Jacksonville Jaguars: Dante Fowler, DE, Florida

The Jaguars have added a lot of high-end pieces in free agency, but not a big-impact pass rusher. They have their choice of several good players with the third overall pick. Compared to the other top edge players this year, Fowler is the most complete. He may not have the first step explosion like Randy Gregory or Vic Beasley, but he’s the better all-around player.

In Kadar's mock, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers select Jameis Winston with the No. 1 pick and the Tennessee Titans grab Leonard Williams with the No. 2 pick. In that scenario, I'd expect there to be some interest in a team trading up to leapfrog the New York Jets, or even Washington, to make sure they can get Marcus Mariota. But if that doesn't happen, an edge rusher makes total sense at No. 3 overall.

At No. 16 overall, Kadar believes the Houston Texans will take UCLA linebacker Eric Kendricks and the Indianapolis Colts get Alabama safety Landon Collins at No. 29.