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NFL Mock Draft 2013: Jacksonville Jaguars Select…


November 17, 2012; Gainesville FL, USA; Florida Gators defensive lineman Sharrif Floyd (73) points against the Jacksonville State Gamecocks during the second half at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Florida Gators defeated the Jacksonville State Gamecocks 23-0. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

It may come as no surprise now, but Sharrif Floyd has risen all the way up to number two overall in’s weekly mock draft.  Floyd, a defensive tackle for the Florida Gators, has jumped way up draft boards over the last couple weeks.

The Jacksonville Jaguars could use help all along the defensive line and Floyd would likely be an upgrade over C.J. Mosley Tyson Alualu in the middle of the D-line.  Floyd could be the penetrating defensive tackle the Jags may need to collapse the pocket and open up opportunities for the pass rushers on the outside.

Here is what Josh Sanchez had to say about the pick:

"Sharrif Floyd is one of the quickest rising prospects in the 2013 draft class and has gained some momentum as a potential No. 1 pick. Unfortunately for Floyd, he is not a good fit in the Chiefs 3-4 defense. Fortunately for the Jaguars, they need a defensive tackle and help with the pass rush. They get both of those in Floyd."

That sums it up pretty succinctly.  The question now becomes: is Floyd really worth it?  Should the Jaguars focus on bolstering the edge rushers or perhaps snag quarterback Geno Smith at number two?  Personally, as much as I think Floyd could be successful in the NFL, I am hesitant to spend pick number two on a defensive tackle that is experiencing the meteoric rise that some first round busts do just before the draft.

– Luke N. Sims

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