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NFL Mock Draft 2012: Mel Kiper Thinks The Jaguars Add Pass Rush

One area of concern for the Jacksonville Jaguars heading into the 2012 NFL Draft is at the defensive end position. Despite bringing back Jeremy Mincey on a new four-year deal, the Jaguars still need someone opposite him on the defensive line. In ESPN's Mel Kiper's latest NFL Mock Draft, Kiper thinks the Jaguars add a pass rushing in the first round.

7 - Jacksonville Jaguars - Melvin Ingram, DE, South Carolina

As versatile a defender as there is in the draft, Ingram provides immediate pass rush help to a Jacksonville defense that sorely needs it, and he offers great flexibility to any coaching staff that wants to mix up their looks, which is pretty much all of them. He isn't extraordinarily explosive, and has short arms, but he disengages very well and has an arsenal to attack blockers and opposing quarterbacks.

Ingram has been a fast riser in most mock drafts and would undoubtedly be an addition to a struggling Jaguars pass rush.

The other big area of need for the Jaguars is at the wide receiver position, and in the second round Kiper has the Jaguars picking up a local kid who played his college football in the Big 10.

38 - Jacksonville - A.J. Jenkins, WR, Illinois

The Jags should get at least one wide receiver out of this draft class. They start with Jenkins, a riser on my board.

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