Defensive end Jeremy Mincey is taking at stab at armchair (field?) GM and suggests that the Jacksonville Jaguars should select Florida State defensive end in the 2013 NFL Draft.
Wener has been the most consistently mocked player to the Jaguars since mock draft season hit and with the need for a more consistent pass rush (read: any pass rush at all) it isn’t shocking that Mincey wants some help along the defensive line. But part of that problem is Mincey.
Mincey signed a nice sized deal to stay with Jacksonville after testing free agency last offseason. The common thought was that Mincey was a late bloomer and could turn his eight sacks from 2011 into 10+ in 2012. He finished the season with three sacks and was a non-factor in a number of games.
Mincey revealed his desired pick while talking to Chris Porter of WTLV-TV. “Probably Bjoern Werner from Florida State. I like that kid. I admire his work ethic. I admire his style of play. I think he’ll be a nice guy to pass the torch down to a few years from now. It’s just a good pick. I think he’ll fit right in,” said Mincey when describing who he wants the Jaguars to draft.
No offense to Mincey, but I don’t want someone who fits in with the way the Jaguars are. I want someone who stands out. I don’t want someone to receive the sputtering pass rushing torch that Mincey currently carries. I want a player who lights his own torch that shines much brighter. There’s more to football than a good work ethic and being a nice guy. We had to many of those guys come to Jacksonville while Gene Smith was general manager. Judging by the current state of things, it didn’t do us too well.
I won’t be screaming bloody murder if the Jags do draft Werner, but I think there are other players who will really stand out and completely alter the anemic pass rush of recent years. We need a trend setter, not someone who fits in.
- Luke N. Sims
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