- Mike DiRocco, ESPN Staff Writer
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The Jacksonville Jaguars certainly need help on defense, which is why NFL.com's latest mock draft has them taking ... Darth Maul.
Okay, so it was a Star Wars draft done on Sunday, which was Star Wars Day. It occurs every May 4 (May the Fourth be With You), so to have some fun on an otherwise slow NFL news day, NFL.com had teams pick characters from the film franchise.
After Houston took Chewbacca with the No. 1 pick and St. Louis selected General Grievous, the Jaguars went with one of the film series' most notable villains. Here's why:
"You could say this team needs a little pizzazz and an infusion of life. But ultimately, Gus Bradley is all about that defense and a Darthmorian like Maul could be just what the doctor ordered. He's a force, and as the tape showed, you can only stop him through double-teams. Even when you think he's finished, he's not. He finds a way to go on."
My problem with the pick? (SPOILER ALERT COMING if you haven't seen The Phantom Menace.)
Darth Maul doesn't exactly have a long career. Obi-Wan kills him near the end of the movie.
Here are some additional pieces of Jaguars-related content from around the Web in our Reading the Coverage feature:
The Florida Times-Union's Ryan O'Halloran writes that the Jaguars have entered the next phase of their offseason program.
The T-U's Hays Carlyon has the Jaguars taking Blake Bortles and Jordan Matthews in his latest two-round mock draft. He also writes that running backs are going to be waiting a long time before hearing their name called in the draft and that general manager David Caldwell is open to trading up or down in Thursday's first round.
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