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Jaguars 101 First Round NFL Mock Draft 2012: Picks #17-20

April 22nd, 2012 at 12:00 PM
By Michael Hall

17. The Cincinnati Bengals Select CB Stephon Gilmore, South Carolina

The Bengals need some extra help on the other side of Leon Hall. Nate Clements wasn't great and Terrance Newman isn't going to be the long term answer either. Gilmore was shooting up draft boards at a breakneck speed, but  he'll end up in the teens. He could definitely help shore up that secondary for the next 5-10 years.

18. The San Diego Chargers Select DE/OLB Courtney Upshaw, Alabama

The Chargers are in need of a rushing outside linebacker. and Upshaw would be the best pass rusher available. Plus, his experience with Nick Saban at Alabama probably helps him transition a bit faster to the NFL.

19.  The Chicago Bears Select WR Kendall Wright, Baylor

Yeah, we know.The Bears just picked up Brandon Marshall from the Miami Dolphins, but I'm sure that Jay Cutler would appreciate some extra speed on the field to vertically stretch the coverage and help Marshall get open. That whole Devin Hester as a wide receiver thing just isn't working out.

20. The Tennessee Titans Select DT Michael Brockers, LSU

The Titans have loaded up on defensive ends in free agency, but in order for them to be effective, they need defensive tackles to eat up blockers and allow the ends to get one-on-one matchups.Michael Brockers is a bit raw, but he has been disruptive in his time with LSU. 

 

Tags: Brandon Marshall, Chicago Bears, Cincinnati Bengals, Courtney Upshaw, Football, Jacksonville, Jacksonville Jaguars, Kendall Wright, Leon Hall, Miami Dolphins, Nate Clements, NFL, San Diego Chargers, Stephon Gilmore, Terrance Newman

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