Early look at 2012 mock drafts

It’s still far too early to accurately speculate on who’s picking who in April’s draft. That being the case, I still love to keep up on various mock drafts that are floating around, so here’s a look at who some guys have the Jaguars picking up in the first round of the 2012 NFL draft.

Mocking the Draft – Feb. 17

Traded Down to pick #21

“1st-Kendall Wright WR Baylor- Wright is a gamebreaker and that’s what the Jags need. I was thrilled to get him at 21. He brings an entire new threat to the Jags.”

Mel Kiper’s mock draft via ESPN’s AFC South blog – Feb. 15

Quinton Coples, DE, North Carolina

“If the Jags don’t add help at wide receiver in free agency, they could look for help here, but they’re also desperate for pass rush help. They sacked opposing quarterbacks fewer than two times a game in 2011, and Coples would fit in the scheme as the top 4-3 defensive end in the draft. He has ideal physical traits, with great length at 6-foot-6, and the size to hold up in the run game, complementing his pass-rush skills. Jacksonville is another team that simply needs to upgrade the talent level, so it shouldn’t reach on offense at the cost of adding superior talent.”

NFL.com mock drafts – Jan. 16 through Feb. 15

Casseraly – Quinton Coples, DE, North Carolina

Reuter – Dre Kirkpatrick, CB, Alabama

Brooks – Quinton CoplesDE, North Carolina

Davis – Dre Kirkpatrick, CB, Alabama

Optimum Scouting – Feb. 8

“7 . Jacksonville Jaguars – Trent Richardson, RB, Alabama
-Maurice Jones-Drew is inching closer running the tread off his tires (Jacksonville’s fault), and they’ll need to replace him. Heard a rumor that if Richardson is here, the Jaguars WILL take him.”

Shane Clemons

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