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Florida State defensive end Bjoern Werner recorded 13 sacks during the 2012 season.
The Jacksonville Jaguars had the NFL's worst pass rush in 2012, recording just 20 sacks. The team's top pass rusher was defensive tackle Tyson Alualu who led the team with an uninspiring 3.5 sacks, making defensive line improvements a top priority in the offseason.
In the first mock draft of the season from CBS Sports' Will Brinson, the Jaguars go that route by taking Florida State defensive end Bjoern Werner with the second-overall selection:
2. Jacksonville Jaguars -- Bjoern Werner, DE, FSU -- The combo of Dave Caldwell and Gus Bradley definitely has me projecting the highest-impact pass rusher on the board, and that's Werner, the German-born Seminoles product, who, along with Jason Babin, could reinvigorate the Jags pass rush in 2013.
Brinson says he is selecting "the highest-impact pass rusher" for the Jaguars, but not many can agree on which player that is. While considered to be a deep draft along the defensive line, there is no Jadeveon Clowney-type player that is the consensus top prospect.
In the latest mock draft from SB Nation's Dan Kadar, he projected a similar strategy for the Jaguars, although he didn't agree that Werner was the guy for the job. Instead Kadar projected that LSU Tigers defensive end Barkevious Mingo would be the second-overall pick and had Werner slotted to go eight selections later to the Tennessee Titans.