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NFL Mock Draft 2013: Jags snatch up Geno Smith

Jacksonville needs help on and off the field, something that Smith could provide for this hurting franchise.

Jared Wickerham

In the latest SB Nation three-round mock draft by Matthew Fairburn, the Jacksonville Jaguars go all out to improve their struggling team.

In order, Jacksonville takes top-quarterback prospect Geno Smith of the West Virginia Mountaineers, followed by safety D.J. Swearinger of the South Carolina Gamecocks and Auburn Tigers defensive end Corey Lemonier.

Smith going to Jacksonville would be an upset, with most people expecting Smith to land with either the Philadelphia Eagles or Arizona Cardinals.

However, taking Smith to replace the disappointing Blaine Gabbert wouldn't be the worst move in the world. The Jaguars have had major issues drawing fans to games, and taking Smith would only help bring people back. Smith is unquestionably the best quarterback in the draft.

Swearinger is one of the most interesting players in the secondary coming into the draft. Playing in the SEC, Swearinger showed the ability to cover while still being able to come up and lay the wood on a ball carrier.

Lemonier is a player who can get after the quarterback, something that is desperately needed for a team that couldn't lay a hand on the signal caller.

The Jaguars need help at almost every position, and this draft would be a great upgrade.

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