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Old 03-16-2010   #97
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Default Re: Official TexansTalk NFL 2010 Mock Draft

With the 10th selection in the 2010 NFL Draft, the Jacksonville Jaguars select Jason Pierre-Paul, Defensive End from the University of South Florida.

Reasoning: The Jags were among the worst at pressuring the opposing QB last season. Playing in the AFC South with elite QB's like Peyton Manning and Matt Schaub, the Jags have to be able to pressure with the front four. Young Draft Picks, Derrick Harvey and Quentin Groves, have not had the early success registering only 8 combined sacks between the two of them over 2 full seasons. The Jags picked up the veteran, an former pro-bowler, Aaron Kampman in FA this year, but he's coming off season ending knee surgery and should not be viewed as the last piece to the pass rushing puzzle. Pierre-Paul, although raw, is an explosive pass rusher and incredible athlete. At 6'5, 270lbs with 4.6 speed, he is believed to be the elite pass rusher in this draft and that's exactly what Jacksonville needs. Carlos Dunlap is a possibility, although some may view him as a reach, but in the end the Jags select the South Florida native. Ideally, the Jags would like to trade down and pick up a 2nd round pick (which they lack) and come out of the first 2 rounds with a pass rushing DE and Tim Tebow... heck, why not convert Tebow to DE from the get-go?
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