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2011 NFL Draft: Mel Kiper's Latest Mock Has Aldon Smith Headed to Jacksonville

With the addition of top 10 selection Tyson Alualu last season, the Jags took care of the interior portion of their defensive line. The season before that, they addressed the offensive line with two first rounders in Eben Britton and Eugene Monroe. According to Mel Kiper’s latest mock draft, the Jacksonville should continue to address the lines with yet another first-round pick.

This time, Kiper has Missouri OLB/DE Aldon Smith falling to No. 18 in the draft to the Jaguars as their help off of the edge. The age and injury concerns of Aaron Kampman certainly make this pick a possibility, yet it seems there are more questions at other skill positions. Then again, it’s an early mock draft so we’ll see this change most likely. Kiper notes:

Jacksonville addressed the interior of its defensive line in last year’s draft and sought out bandages at defensive end. With Smith, the Jags get a raw talent with the size to add sacks from that position. Smith is a guy who would be a potential lock for the top 10 if he stuck around for his senior year, so if the Jags soak up some of the developmental work, they could have a player long term.