Mel Kiper's predictions for the Jacksonville Jaguars at No. 3 overall is starting to sound like a broken record, but if it turns out that they walk away with USC defensive lineman Leonard Williams I will gladly endure a few more weeks of this.
In his latest mock draft, Kiper forgoes pure pass rushers like Dante Fowler and Randy Gregory and sticks with Williams as the first non-quarterback off the board. His reasoning?
3. Jacksonville Jaguars - USC DL Leonard Williams
Analysis: "Dream scenario" probably overstates this -- Andrew Luck isn't sitting here at No. 3 -- but if Williams, the No. 1 player on my Big Board, is still here at No. 3, I think the Jags have a pretty easy decision. It doesn't matter if you love every starter on your defensive line -- Williams is an impact talent early in his career, and a player who will make any defense better because there's no scheme you can put him in where he won't succeed. If Williams ends up going to Tennessee at No. 2 my hunch is the Jags would take Dante Fowler here, but in this scenario it becomes an easy call.
Like I said, if this is the pick, I'll be happy. Williams is the most versatile defensive lineman in the NFL Draft, and he looks to be the player least likely to fail. Gimme.