NFL Mock Draft 2013: The Jacksonville Jaguars Select…. Post-Combine Edition

Oct 13, 2012; Tallahassee, Florida, USA; Florida State Seminoles defensive end Bjoern Werner (95) works his way around Boston College Eagles offensive tackle John Wetzel (73) during the first half of the game at Doak Campbell Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports

Fansided.com’s weekly mock draft has come out again and, surprise, surprise, the Jacksonville Jaguars are going with a pass rusher.  And, surprise, surprise, it’s Bjoern Werner, DE, Florida State.

The frequently-mocked defensive end has been falling on some draft boards since the NFL Scouting Combine because he did not perform as well as more athletic pass rushers Barkevious Mingo of Louisiana State University and Dion Jordan of Oregon.  While Werner could still very well be the pick for the Jaguars at number two overall, it would have to be a tough decision by GM Dave Caldwell, who has the opportunity to pick Werner based on how well of a pro he will transition into or pick a more raw athletic talent.

In analyzing the pick, writer Josh Hill writes:

The Jaguars are under new leadership from top to bottom but don’t think that means they’re going to take a quarterback. The Jaguars need a pass rusher to come off the edge and get pressure on opposing quarterbacks. Werner is hands down the best edge rusher in this years class and he’s quickly risen to the top of the draft. Werner is discussion for the No. 1 pick, so Jacksonville’s getting a stud in the former Seminole.

While I think that Werner is probably not the hands-down best pass rusher in the draft (really, the field is pretty competitive) he may be the “safest” pick at second overall – if there really are any safe picks for the Jags this early in such a tight draft.

You can find the whole mock draft here.

- Luke N. Sims

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Topics: Bjoern Werner, Jacksonville Jaguars, NFL Mock Draft, NFL Mock Draft 2013

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  • john.D

    Hate werner. I know its a strong word ..

    • LukeNSims

      It’s a strong feeling you have then!

  • Taylor

    If the jags are going to take a DE lets get one that fits the new scheme like the guy with the best name in the draft, Barkevious Mingo, or Dion Jordan or maybe even Ezekiel Ansah. Mocking Werner to Jacksonville just seems so lazy.

    • LukeNSims

      It does indeed. I think Mingo fits a bit better than Jordan (he seems more like a 3-4 OLB/Rush) but maybe the Jags are already thinking about their desire to be a primarily hybrid defense.