2011 NFL Mock Draft: The Jacksonville Jaguars Select...

The 2011 Arrowhead Pride Mock Draft continues with GenericBrand choosing for the Jacksonville Jaguars at No. 16...

The Jacksonville Jaguars are a tough assignment.

Here's a team that somehow went toe to toe with the Colts last year and were in the hunt to dethrone them all the way up to the final whistle of week 17. They managed to do it with a ton of injuries, a Farmer who moonlights as a QB, and a roster that, at the end of the season, even the most informed football fan(outside of Jacksonville) probably couldn't have named five of their twenty-two starters. Needless to say they have alot of holes to fill and there's alot of ways to approach this first pick.

The Jags have a weak secondary with holes at both safety and cornerback, they have a linenbacking crew that could use a game changer, an offensive line that needs interior help, a QB who seems to be on the chopping block on a yearly basis, and a young wide receiver group that is likely losing one of it's budding stars.

What makes this an even tougher assignment is Gene Smith. The Jags GM is shrewd to say the least. He proved that last year shocking everyone by picking Tyson Alualu with the tenth overall pick. The talking heads had a field day, as Alualu was touted as a second round prospect, and Jag fans kneejerk reaction wasn't exactly excitement. Smith had no second round pick, he found his guy stuck with his pick, and by seasons end had proved everyone wrong with Alualu easily being a top 10 rookie. So it's hard to sit here and think like Gene Smith because he's proven already that he is unconventional.

As Arrowdread would say "can't go wrong with beef", so I'll go with that advice and add to the beef they added last year by picking:

Cal Defensive End Cameron Jordan

If you're scratching you head or quickly going to the "meh" or "disagree" option of the poll, I'm not sure I can blame you. You're probably saying to yourself "he just listed five needs and this pick fills none of them", but here's my best Gene Smith thoughts behind the pick. The Jags do have needs to fill all over the field but they proved last year that, that will not stop them from having a good season. Like the Chiefs their coaching staff had found a way to get the most out of what they had and if it hadn't been for late season injuries to Garrard and MJD we may be talking about the Jacksonville Jaguar AFC South Champs. If you think back to the great Jag teams of the mid-augts, they were all about defense and it started up front in the trenchs.

Cameron Jordan represents the final piece to what could end up becoming one of the most dominating defensive lines in football. Jordan, is a run stuffing machine, who matches up extremely well against right tackles for pass rushing. He would be back lined up next to his former Cal teammate Alualu and opposite a great pass rusher in Kampman. Add to that Terrance "Pot Roast" Knighton in the middle and you have all the pieces you need for a dominating defensive line. Jordan also adds scheme flexibility for the Jaguars as he can line up as an end in their 3-4 sets and can also slide inside as a DT in passing situations. To win the AFC South you need to knock off the Colts and to beat the Colts you have to beat Manning, and the best way to beat Manning is to control the line of scrimmage with your front four.

The consensus over at Big Cat Country is DE although there's no way you would be able to get them to agree on which one. Last year I also picked for this team and had them taking DE Derrick Morgan. There are other more glaring holes but to fill this gap with solidify the most important part of their defense for years to come. The continuity between Jordan and Alualu should speed along his development as well as the fact that he doesn't have the pressure of having to come in and be a dominant pass rusher as he has Kampman opposite him.

If I were to do my best Gene Smith impression here I would've picked Christian Ponder and wouldn't be shocked if that were the pick on April 28th. This team does need a QB and Ponder seems to fit the mold of what Smith would want. He has a need there and really, this fan base needs something to be excited about. But I guess I just don't have the cojones Smith has and am going to stick with my safer pick.

Thanks to all the fans over at BCC who were more then hospitable and helpful.

Full Schedule And Results:

1. Carolina Panthers (ChiefsFan90s) - Missouri QB Blaine Gabbert 

2. Denver Broncos (craig in calgary) - Clemson DE Da'Quan Bowers

3. Buffalo Bills (Arrowdread) -  Auburn QB Cam Newton

4. Cincinnati Bengals  (Dirty South Chiefs Fan) - Georgia WR A.J. Green

5. Arizona Cardinals  (tmurawsk) - Texas A&M OLB Von Miller

6. Cleveland Browns (H2E) - Auburn DT Nick Fairley

7. San Francisco 49ers (Another Successful Tedford QB) - LSU CB Patrick Peterson

8. Tennessee Titans (ejr58) - Nebraska CB Prince Amukamara

9. Dallas Cowboys (IamtheGreatest) - Alabama DL Marcell Dareus

10. Washington Redskins (nmchief) - Alabama WR Julio Jones

11. Houston Texans (FalconMF27) - Missouri DE Aldon Smith

12. Minnesota Vikings (Raven Hawk) - USC OT Tyron Smith

13. Detroit Lions (Matt Hays) - Boston College OT Anthony Castanzo

14. St. Louis Rams (Sam D) - Illinois DT Corey Liuget

15. Miami Dolphins (YerganFlurgan) - Alabama RB Mark Ingram

16. Jacksonville Jaguars (GenericBrand) - Cal DE Cameron Jordan

17. New England Patriots (averagegatsby) - Wednesday March 30th

18. San Diego Chargers (Chiefscafan58) - Wednesday March 30th

19. New York Giants (flowers 24) - Wednesday March 30th

20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (PSUkegreen) - Thursday March 31st

21. Kansas City Chiefs (Matt_Grbac) - Thursday March 31st

22. Indianapolis Colts (saskwatch) - Thursday March 31st

23. Philadelphia Eagles (OnlyKCFanNVA) - Friday April 1st

24. New Orleans Saints (The Other Patrick Allen) - Friday April 1st

25. Seattle Seahawks (Simon from KC) - Friday April 1st

26. Baltimore Ravens (Ben S) - Monday April 4th

27. Atlanta Falcons (stagdsp) - Monday April 4th

28.  New England Patriots (averagegatsby) - Monday April 4th

29. Chicago Bears (KillaCity107) - Tuesday April 5th

30. New York Jets (bradelli58) - Tuesday April 5th

31. Pittsburgh Steelers (scottchief) - Tuesday April 5th

32. Green Bay Packers (Aesthetist) - Wednesday April 6th

Round Two 

33. New England Patriots (averagegatsby) - Wednesday April 6th

34. Buffalo Bills (Arrowdread) - Wednesday April 6th

35. Cincinnati Bengals (Dirty South Chiefs Fan) - Thursday April 7th

36. Denver Broncos (craig in calgary) - Thursday April 7th

37. Cleveland Browns (H2E) - Thursday April 7th

38. Arizona Cardinals (tmurawsk) - Friday April 8th

39.Tennessee Titans (ejr58) - Friday April 8th

40. Dallas Cowboys (IamtheGreatest) - Friday April 8th

41. Washington Redskins (nmchief) - Monday April 11th

42. Houston Texans (FalconMF27) - Monday April 11th 

43. Minnesota Vikings (Raven Hawk) - Monday April 11th

44. Detroit Lions (Matt Hays) - Tuesday April 12th

45. San Francisco 49ers (Another Successful Tedford QB) - Tuesday April 12th

46. Denver Broncos (craig in calgary) - Tuesday April 12th

47. St. Louis Rams (Sam D) - Wednesday April 13th

48. Oakland Raiders (mushin) - Wednesday April 13th

49. Jacksonville Jaguars (GenericBrand) - Wednesday April 13th

50. San Diego Chargers (Chiefsfaninca58) - Thursday April 14th

51. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (PSUkegreen) - Thursday April 14th

52. New York Giants (flowers 24) - Thursday April 14th

53. Kansas City Chiefs (Matt_Grbac) - Friday April 15th

54. Indianapolis Colts (saskwatch) - Friday April 15th

55. Philadelphia Eagles (OnlyKCFanNVA) - Friday April 15th

56. New Orleans Saints (The Other Patrick Allen)  - Monday April 18th

57. Seattle Seahawks (Simon from KC) - Monday April 18th

58. Baltimore Ravens (Ben S) - Monday April 18th

59. Atlanta Falcons (stagdsp) - Tuesday April 19th

60. New England Patriots (averagegatsby) - Tuesday April 19th

61. Chicago Bears (KillaCity107) - Tuesday April 19th

62. New York Jets (bradelli58) - Wednesday April 20th

63. Pittsburgh Steelers (scottchief) - Wednesday April 20th

64. Green Bay Packers (Aesthetist) - Wednesday April 20th

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