As Chris mentioned with his post yesterday, the mock pick is already in for the Miami Dolphins. So with no mock fanfare, mock Roger Goodell briskly walks to the mock podium and makes the mock announcement:
"With the fifteenth pick in the 2011 Daily Norseman Community Mock Draft, the Dolphins select..."
"Mark Ingram, running back, Alabama."
Apparently you guys think the Dolphins should run an offense consisting entirely of running backs...which might not be a bad idea considering the alternative options Miami has.
Up next: the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Jags had a roller coaster season in 2010, finishing behind the Colts yet again at 8-8 after leading the AFC South for most of the season. Jacksonville has some good pieces in place; what will it take for them in the draft to get them over the top on Indy?
Now, stop me if you've heard this before: the Jaguars have a lot of needs, but most positions they are interested in already have their top prospects taken. I wouldn't be surprised if the Jaguars traded down if the draft shakes out like it has so far.
(I swear, I've typed a version of that paragraph for at least half the teams so far.)
But you guys know the rules of our mock draft by now: no trading picks! The big three needs for the Jaguars are at safety, linebacker, and wide receiver. Unfortunately, the top wide receivers are (still) gone, and you couldn't pick a worse draft for first round talent at the two positions Jacksonville wants to go after on defense.
Even though there have been five defensive linemen taken in the first 15 picks of our draft, there are still some high-end prospects to be had along the D-line. Drafting a quarterback could be another possibility for Jacksonville; if they really like one of the remaining QBs, he could sit behind David Garrard for a while to hone his skills.
So where should the Jaguars go if they do indeed pick here at #16? Let us know, and we're halfway through the 2011 Daily Norseman Community Mock Draft!
Picks Thus Far
- - , quarterback, Auburn
- - , cornerback, LSU
- - , defensive tackle, Alabama
- - , quarterback, Missouri
- - , linebacker, Texas A&M
- - , wide receiver, Georgia
- - , cornerback, Nebraska
- - , defensive tackle, Auburn
- - , offensive tackle, USC
- - , wide receiver, Alabama
- - , defensive end, Clemson
- - , quarterback, Washington
- Detroit Lions - Robert Quinn, defensive end, North Carolina
- - , defensive end, California
- - , running back, Alabama