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2016 NFL mock draft: Jacksonville Jaguars pick Myles Jack

After beefing up their defense in free agency, the Jaguars double-down with the best linebacker in the draft at No. 5 overall.

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The 2016 SB Nation bloggers mock draft is in full swing and the Jacksonville Jaguars are on the board. Making the selection for the Jaguars is Alfie Crow and he's chosen to go with UCLA linebacker Myles Jack.

Myles Jack represents a lot of value with the No. 5 overall pick and helps address the only position group on defense they didn't address: linebacker.

Alfie Crow: The Jaguars have left themselves a lot of flexibility in the 2016 NFL Draft with their free agent signings, but UCLA’s Myles Jack seems like the ideal pick with everything they’ve done so far and is a good fit for what they need to add defensively. The team needs linebackers, because outside of Telvin Smith and Paul Posluszny, who’s in the twilight of his career, there’s really nothing else of merit. Jack can come in right away and maybe not start, but play a big role on the defense at SLB in base packages and coming on the field on third downs for coverage, ideally taking over for Posluszny as the MLB of the future. Jack is an all-around linebacker that makes plays and that’s something the team has been sorely lacking.

Dan Kadar of also likes the pick.

Linebacker is the level of the defensive the Jaguars haven't attacked in free agency, so in that regard the pick certainly makes sense. Jack is a superstar talent who shouldn't slip out of the top five – assuming his knee checks out fine combine medical rechecks. Even as a rookie, Jack will challenge for playing time thanks to his versatility and athleticism.

If the Jaguars were to pick Myles Jack with the No. 5 overall pick, what grade would you give it?