Jaguars Mock Draft

The Jaguars have seven picks in Thursday's draft and we are going to take a stab at who they will select in each round, based on team needs, visits, workouts and interest through our numerous team sources. Please note that these aren't the players we would necessarily take, these are the players we believe the Jaguars will select.

Round 1, Pick 16- Aldon Smith, DE, Missouri

Why do they make this pick? Gene Smith loves football players who share his last name. Obviously we're joking. The gut feeling around the neighborhood is that Smith is afraid to pull the trigger on a quarterback in the first round. Instead he will address the defensive line with an excellent 4-3 defensive end in Aldon Smith.

Round 2, Pick 49- Chris Carter, OLB, Fresno State

Why do they make this pick? Carter could be an impact player even if he's far from a household name. Carter can rush the edge and when the Jaguars make their switch to a 3-4 defense his talent will be fully realized.

Round 3, Pick 80- Titus Young, WR, Boise State

Why do they make this pick? The Jaguars need a legitimate deep threat on the outside that can catch the football. Young has good hands for a smaller guy and was very productive in college.

Round 4, Pick 114- Marcus Gilchrist, DB, Clemson

Why do they make this pick? The Jaguars have shown great interest in this versatile defensive back seemingly every step of the way. Gilchrist can play both cornerback and safety and is a solid tackler with a nose for the football.

Round 4, Pick 121 (f/New Orleans Saints)- Nate Irving, ILB, North Carolina State

Why do they make this pick? The linebacker renovation project continues and Irving is a better, more athletic version of the Jaguars own Russell Allen. Irving could be an opening day starter.

Round 5, Pick 147- Jeron Johnson, SS, Boise State

Why do they make this pick? Did anybody watch the Jaguars safeties last season? Honestly, it would be that big of a shock if they drafted safety in every round. Johnson should compete for a starting job right away.

Round 6, Pick 182- Jason Kelce, C, Cincinnati

Why do they make this pick? Kelce is the fastest offensive lineman from the combine so he must be good, right? Jacksonville needs to get younger on the offensive line and Kelce will try to learn from the Jags veterans.

Charlie Bernstein is the host of "The Sports Crunch" on the Aquarius 7 Broadcasting Network (national), and Editor-in-Chief of Sports Media Interactive, covering multiple teams in the National Football League, NCAA, and National Basketball Association. Charlie covers the Jacksonville Jaguars for FoxSports and has been featured on the NFL Network and Sirius NFL Radio. Charlie is also a member of the Pro Football Writers of America. You can follow Charlie on Twitter @nflcharlie

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