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BBV Community Mock Draft: With 10th pick, Jags select ...

Joe Haden, CB, Florida.

Picking for Jacksonville, 'jp2y' writes:

Haden boosted his draft stock tremendously at Florida's pro day by lowering his 40-yard dash time to 4.39, well down from his Combine time of 4.57, where it was rumored he was running with a back strain.

The signing of Aaron Kampman makes this pick possible. With so many recent high draft picks invested into the defensive end position, such as Quentin Groves and Derrick Harvey, the Jaguars can not afford to gamble this pick away on such risks as Derrick Morgan and Jason Pierre-Paul, who possess many question marks. Kampman has more sacks over the past few seasons than Julius Peppers, and he will shore up the Jacksonville pass rush, thus allowing them to pick the best player available.

Haden is the consensus choice for top shutdown corner in the draft, and the Jaguars are more than happy to snag him at number 10. Cornerback is a position of need for Jacksonville; Rashean Mathis is 32 years old, and rookie Derek Cox struggled through the 2009 season. Haden will give the Jags a stud to help match-up with the multiple receiver sets employed by their division rival, and Super Bowl champion, the Indianapolis Colts.

Talk of the Jaguars drafting Haden's college teammate, fellow Gator Tim Tebow, may just be a marketing ploy, and he may be selected by Jacksonville in a later round, but it is ludicrous to select a quarterback with so many questions concerning his mechanics at the 10th pick of the draft, with so many more talented players available, such as Haden. Tebow's elongated and slow delivery is similar to that of Byron Leftwich, a top 10 pick who was a bust and failed to live up to expectations in Jacksonville.

My take: A good pick for the Jaguars. Haden is clearly the best cornerback in the draft, and it is hard to go wrong with that. Plus, this resists the 'Tebow Temptation.' Jacksonville could use the boost in attention and attendance Tebowr might provide, but he is not going to help them as a quarterback. And that should be the most important thing.

Remember, to see explanations for earlier picks click the highlighted player name in the table below.

Next up will be the Denver Broncos, with 'NYG_Slater' selecting.

[NOTE: The folks over at Stampede Blue are running a mock draft right now, and are on roughly the same schedule as we are here. Just for grins, check the selections over there. The differences are kind of astounding.]

1 St. Louis Sam Bradford QB Oklahoma Soldier_
2 Detroit Ndamukong Suh DT Nebraska soulpower
3 Tampa Bay Gerald McCoy DT Oklahoma i_formation27
4 Washington Russell Okung OT Oklahoma State G Fan in England
5 Kansas City Eric Berry S Tennessee ronjohnson
6 Seattle Jimmy Clausen QB Notre Dame CCE718
7 Cleveland Dez Bryant WR Oklahoma State GreatGatsby
8 Oakland Bruce Campbell OT Maryland Hoyadestroya85
9 Buffalo Dan Williams DT Tennessee The Greek
10 Jacksonville Joe Haden CB Florida jp2y
11 Denver NYG_Slater
12 Miami sunlion333
13 San Francisco RIPShea
14 Seattle CCE718
15 N.Y. Giants Ed Valentine
16 Tennessee Jason??
17 San Francisco RIPShea
18 Pittsburgh ross_stephen
19 Atlanta daddyzander
20 Houston BitterEli
21 Cincinnati Woogie526
22 New England Ryan Valentine
23 Green Bay Dan Luibil
24 Philadelphia Bye Dawk
25 Baltimore Larry Soprano
26 Arizona Snipah
27 Dallas pataroons
28 San Diego hakeemthedream
29 N.Y. Jets Brooklyn58
30 Minnesota hurikaine
31 Indianapolis Charles L.
32 New Orleans GiantsReignSupreme