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NFL Mock Draft 2013: Geno Smith still the pick for Jaguars

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Quarterback Geno Smith remains the smart pick for the Jacksonville Jaguars in SB Nation's latest mock draft.


The Jacksonville Jaguars may have reached when they selected Blaine Gabbert in the draft a couple years ago. Unfortunately for them, it hasn't seemed to work out. Now, we're faced with something of a weak quarterback class while the Jaguars have the No. 2 overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.

If they elect to take a quarterback, namely Geno Smith of West Virginia, then it will be a reach at No. 2 regardless of what happens. That being said, they absolutely need a quarterback, as Gabbert has shown absolutely nothing to make people believe in his abilities.

Fortunately, Smith projects to be a much better quarterback than Gabbert. Dan Kadar and Matthew Fairburn collaborated on the latest SB Nation mock draft on Monday, and they are buying into it, sending Smith to the Jaguars at No. 2:

At this point, we know the Jaguars are interested in Geno Smith. The question is how interested. While the team sent a good portion of its front office to the West Virginia pro day to scout the quarterback, that doesn't necessarily mean general manager David Caldwell is sold on him. At this point, given the team's big need at quarterback and the fact that Smith is the best prospect at the position, the Jaguars will probably pull the trigger. But we don't know Caldwell's tendencies, so he could have all of us thrown for a loop.

Smith would come in and be the starter right away in Jacksonville. From the onset, he would give the Jaguars a much better chance of actually putting points on the board, as Gabbert is rather gun-shy. If Smith isn't the pick, it's likely that the Jaguars would target one of the top defensive linemen available, to be safe.

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