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2011 NFL Mock Draft: The Jaguars Take Big Defensive Weapon with First Pick

The Jaguars Improve Pass Rush To Get To The Playoffs in 2011

The Jaguars are rumbling they may be looking for a quarterback, but theyare not in the mix for a quarterback in the first round, so it helps clarify who they will be looking to take on draft day with the 16th pick.

Aldon Smith is one of the top names in the draft, and the Jaguars will look to capitalize on his talents in 2011. Smith is projecting as an elite pass rusher, which is good if you play against the Colts twice a year.

Head coach Jack Del Rio has been told he has to make the playoffs in 2011 or his job is in jeopardy. The Colts are vulnerable, and with Smith coming at Manning for four quarters, the Jaguars could get over the hump and into the playoffs.

The Jaguars have a lot of good options with this pick, and they could take Ryan Kerrigan, Cameron Heyward or Adrian Clayborn. No matter what the name on the card is, the Jaguars will have a better pass rush in 2011.

1. Carolina Panthers: Cam Newton
2. Denver Broncos: Marcell Dareus
3. Buffalo Bills: Patrick Peterson
4. Cincinnati Bengals: Julio Jones
17. New England Patriots: Ryan Kerrigan
18. San Diego Chargers: Cameron Heyward
19. New York Giants: Tyron Smith
20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Adrian Clayborn
5. Arizona Cardinals: Von Miller
6. Cleveland Browns: Da'Quan Bowers
7. San Francisco 49ers: Nick Fairley
8. Tennessee Titans: Blaine Gabbert
21. Kansas City Chiefs: Akeem Ayers
22. Indianapolis Colts: Anthony Castonzo
23. Philadelphia Eagles: Derek Sherrod
24. New Orleans Saints: Muhammad Wilkerson
9. Dallas Cowboys: Prince Amukamara
10. Washington Redskins: A.J. Green
11. Houston Texans: Robert Quinn
12. Minnesota Vikings: Jake Locker
25. Seattle Seahawks: Justin Houston
26. Baltimore Ravens: Torrey Smith
27. Atlanta Falcons: Cameron Jordan
28. New England Patriots: Titus Young
13. Detroit Lions: Nate Solder
14. St. Louis Rams: J.J. Watt
15. Miami Dolphins: Mark Ingram
16. Jacksonville Jaguars: Aldon Smith
29. Chicago Bears: Gabe Carimi
30. New York Jets: Phil Taylor
31. Pittsburgh Steelers: Mike Pouncey
32. Green Bay Packers: Brooks Reed

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