2011 NFL Mock Draft: Predicting All 7 Rounds for the Jacksonville Jaguars

Matt SmithContributor IIIApril 15, 2011

2011 NFL Mock Draft: Predicting All 7 Rounds for the Jacksonville Jaguars

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    Seeing that I've only seen one Jaguars seven-round mock draft and that I disagree with it some, I've decided to take it upon myself to do the Jaguars fans some good and make one myself.

    Now, before you yell at me because I don't know anything, I actually do watch the Jaguars when I go to Florida during the winter.

    The Jaguars were one of the teams who almost made the playoffs and have the pick right smack dab in the middle of the order.

    They have no seventh-round pick, but instead, own an extra fourth, so it's time to pick 'em all (bad joke, I know).

1. 16th Overall, Ryan Kerrigan, DE, Purdue

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    A likely one to happen, Kerrigan could easily be selected with this pick.

    The Jaguars need to get to the opposing quarterback, something that Kerrigan had no trouble doing in his time at Purdue.

    Kerrigan had a monster senior season in recording 26 tackles for a loss, 12 sacks and five forced fumbles.

    He projects as a defensive end in a 4-3, which is what the Jaguars use, and Kerrigan fills a position of need.

2. 49th Overall, Christian Ponder, QB, Florida State

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    With David Garrard getting older, there is little reason why the Jaguars shouldn't use this pick on a QB. The second round is sure to be full of QBs with players like Ryan Mallett and Jake Locker probably going ahead of Ponder.

    Garrard actually had one of his best seasons last year and will probably be the starter again.

    Ponder was impressive at his pro day and would be able to sit back and learn a new offense before taking over the reigns.

    In-state product Ponder should be the way to go here.

3. 80th Overall, Greg Little, WR, UNC

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    Fact: The Jaguars haven't had a 1,000-yard receiver since 2005.

    Little could be that receiver a couple years down the road, as he is a borderline first-round talent who falls due to character concerns and not playing for a year.

    Not only is Little a good receiver, but he is also a physical freak who has a spin move seen in all his highlight reels.

    A talent like this is too much to pass up on, even if the position of safety also needs to be addressed.

4. 114th Overall, Deunta Williams, S, UNC

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    In a relatively weak safety class, one would think Williams would be able to be picked higher than the Jaguars in the fourth round.

    The problem is not his talent—but his past.

    Williams was suspended four games by the NCAA for receiving special benefits and also broke his leg during the Music City Bowl.

    If the Jaguars get the Williams with the type of play he displayed in his junior season, then the Jaguars would be very happy about this pick right here. 

5. 121st Overall, Casey Matthews, LB, Oregon

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    Casey Matthews better be darn happy that he has a brother named Clay.

    And he also better be happy that the Jaguars have a need at linebacker.

    When Matthews chased down Cam Newton from behind and stripped him of the football, it reminded those at home of his brother, Clay Matthews.

    I feel like I'm giving too much credit to Clay, but Casey is a talented player as well. He recorded three interceptions and plays with as much heart as possible.

6. 147th Overall, Chimdi Chekwa, CB, Ohio State

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    Though some are raving about Chekwa as the next great late-round corner, I don't see it that way, but I think Chekwa could definitely give some good value for the fifth round.

    Chekwa is a fluid corner but isn't good enough to cover the opposing No. 1 WR, so he should develop into a slot corner.

    He is a solid tackler and could also make some plays for special teams.

7. 182nd Overall, Markus White, DE, Florida

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    White has good size for a defensive end and was actually very productive in his last season at Florida State.

    Though White is a sufficient pass rusher (had eight sacks), he isn't stout against the run.

    Another Florida State product, White would need to refine his skills.

    He won't be drafted as a starter, but instead, should be drafted to be a nice backup and perhaps push the starters for small amounts of playing time.