RTC: Jags draft Mack, Garoppolo in mock

April, 11, 2014
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Pass-rusher, then quarterback.

That's the approach that ESPN's Todd McShay believes the Jacksonville Jaguars will take in the upcoming draft Insider. In his fourth mock draft, McShay predicts the Jaguars will take linebacker Khalil Mack with the No. 3 pick and then grab quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo with the 39th selection.

A snippet of McShay's analysis on the Mack pick: "...Mack is a tone-setter and a difference-maker, and he is versatile enough to hold up in pass coverage when asked."

And his thoughts on the Garoppolo pick: "I love the match between Garoppolo and the Jaguars here, as they'd be able to develop him behind veteran QB Chad Henne."

Here are some additional pieces of Jaguars-related content from around the Web in our Reading the Coverage feature:

The Florida Times-Union's Hays Carlyon writes that the value of running backs in the NFL has declined so much that punters and kickers are worth more.

ESPN's Kevin Seifert writes that former Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray -- a potential target for the Jaguars in the upcoming draft -- embodies the annual production vs. projection draft debate.

The Jaguars took defensive tackle Tyson Alualu with the 10th pick in the 2010 NFL draft. But in a do-over piece on NFL.com, Bucky Brooks says the Jaguars should have taken tight end Rob Gronkowski instead.

The Sporting News' Ross Tucker writes that center Alex Mack isn't worth the money the Jaguars or Browns are willing to pay.

Mike DiRocco | email

ESPN Jacksonville Jaguars reporter

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