2012 NFL Mock Draft: Jaguars Likely To Go Defense At No. 7

The Jacksonville Jaguars are likely to seek help on the defensive side of the ball in the 2012 NFL Draft, which starts Thursday night in New York with the first round on ESPN and NFL Network. The very top of the draft seems to be solidifying but there's no real consensus on which way the rest of the top ten will go, and the Florida teams are sure to play a big part of that with picks at Nos. 5, 7, and 8. The mock drafters at CBSSports.com predict the Jaguars will go with defense, but among the six of them, they list a wide variety of options for Jacksonville at No. 7.

Three of the six mocks have the Jags selecting cornerback Stephon Gilmore out of South Carolina, who is listed as the second best defensive back behind Morris Claiborne. The other three, however, have Jacksonville selecting defensive end Quinton Coples, outside linebacker Melvin Ingram, or defensive tackle Fletcher Cox. Pete Prisco thinks the Jags are trying to get out of their spot and trade down, but if they stay at No. 7, they will take Ingram, who he labels as the best pass rusher in the draft.

For more on the Jacksonville Jaguars, visit Big Cat Country. For more on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, visit Bucs Nation. For more on the Miami Dolphins, visit The Phinsider. For more on all of the Florida teams, stay tuned to SB Nation Tampa Bay.

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