SB Nation New York 2011 NFL Mock Draft: With 16th Pick, Jacksonville Selects ...

Da’Quan Bowers, DE, Clemson.

A classic case of need meeting value. Among their many defensive needs, the Jaguars could benefit from finding a quality defensive end they can plug right into their defense.

There have been some concerns about Bowers’ left knee, which he had surgery on in January, but most reports I have seen recently indicate that Bowers’ knee should be fine. Still, concerns about it have caused him to slide this far in our mock draft.

Draft Countdown has this to say about Bowers:

Capable of lining up on either the left or right side and can even move inside in certain situations - Doesn’t necessarily profile as an elite sack artist at the next level but should be a superb two-way defender who’s competent versus both the pass and the run.

The Jaguars say ‘thank you’ and grab the highly-regarded defensive end with this selection. Purdue’s Ryan Kerrigan and Cal’s Cameron Jordan might also merit consideration here.

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