NFL Draft 2011: The Jaguars Have to Find Some Sacks with the No.16 Pick
NFL Draft 2011 the Jaguars are going to be drafting at the No. 16 pick in a year that is full of pass rushing specialists; which is just what they need.
There are five or six players that Jacksonville could select at this pick, but the majority of those who cover the Draft have them going with one player, and that is Aldon Smith out of Missouri.
The Jags have shown that they can play with anyone, but they haven't shown that they can get to the elite quarterbacks in the league like their tormentor Peyton Manning.
Todd McShay feels that a young player who could be just who could be that guy is Aldon Smith.
"Smith offers a raw talent package with a lot of upside. He's a player who could easily have been a top-10 pick in 2012 had he stuck around Missouri for another year of development. The Jags went for veterans to spackle over the holes at defensive end last year, but it's time to develop some edge talent to go with what is a really promising defensive interior."
Other options that have could make sense include: Adrian Clayborn, Ryan Kerrigan, and J.J Watt. Smith is the most raw of these guys, but presents some of the best upside.
The Jags can definitely should try to make sure they don't get the wrong one of these players for their system.
I think that Ryan Kerrigan would fit best, but Mel Kiper and Wes Bunting (National Football Post) also agree with McShay that Aldon Smith would be the best fit in Jacksonville. Aaron Kampman coming back would be a good teacher for Kerrigan with Jacksonville.
Bunting felt, "The Jags need to continue to improve their pass rush and getting a guy like Smith at this stage is a nice value. He displays a good first step, can bend, cleanly changes directions and possesses the length to consistently shed. Looks better suited to play with his hand down at the next level".
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