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2016 NFL mock draft: Leonard Floyd lands with Jacksonville Jaguars

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We have another steal in the SB Nation NFL writers mock draft.

A few picks ago the Dallas Cowboys got the steal of this year's mock by taking defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins at No. 34 overall. The pick Alfie Crow of Big Cat Country made for the Jacksonville Jaguars at No. 38 is not far behind in the steal category.

38. Jaguars: Leonard Floyd, OLB, Georgia

Crow: The Jaguars need all the help they can get in the front seven of the defense, especially at the linebacker level, which is a position they did not address at all in free agency this offseason. Having added their MLB of the future in Myles Jack in the first round, adding a strongside linebacker/edge rusher in Leonard Floyd would seem like the perfect fit. Floyd played inside and out in Georgia’s 3-4 defense in college and has experience blitzing from multiple angles and spots, including looping inside, which is something Jacksonville likes to do. Floyd also has the size, length and athleticism to rush the passer with his hand on the ground in packages, or simply just blitz from the edge from his linebacker position in base packages.

Analysis: Landing a pass rusher and a linebacker early in the draft is about as good as the Jaguars could hope this year. Floyd's versatility will be a critical asset for the defense, even if he begins his career mostly as a pass rush specialist. Floyd grades out as a top-25 pick, so getting him in this range and filling arguably Jacksonville's top need means this choice deserves acclaim.

Dan's Top 5 players remaining

  • 20. Jaylon Smith, LB, Notre Dame
  • 33. Vonn Bell, S, Ohio State
  • 35. Joshua Perry, OLB, Ohio State
  • 36. Karl Joseph, S, West Virginia
  • 37. Derrick Henry, RB, Alabama

Jaguars picks

  • 1-5: Myles Jack, LB, UCLA
  • 2-38 Leonard Floyd, OLB, Georgia

The final pick for Tuesday is coming at 3 p.m. ET from Bucs Nation and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Complete draft results:

First round

1. Tennessee Titans - Laremy Tunsil, OT, Ole Miss (Link)
2. Cleveland Browns - Jared Goff, QB, Cal (Link)
3. San Diego Chargers - Jalen Ramsey, DB, Florida State (Link)
4. Dallas Cowboys - Carson Wentz, QB, North Dakota State (Link)
5. Jacksonville Jaguars - Myles Jack, LB, UCLA (Link)
6. Baltimore Ravens - Joey Bosa, DE, Ohio State (Link)
7. San Francisco 49ers - DeForest Buckner, DE, Oregon (Link)
8. Philadelphia Eagles - Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Ohio State (Link)
9. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Noah Spence, DE, Eastern Kentucky (Link)
10. New York Giants - Ronnie Stanley, OT, Notre Dame (Link)
11. Chicago Bears - Vernon Hargreaves, CB, Florida (Link)
12. New Orleans Saints - A'Shawn Robinson, DT, Alabama (Link)
13. Miami Dolphins - Eli Apple, CB, Ohio State (Link)
14. Oakland Raiders - Jack Conklin, OT, Michigan State (Link)
15. Los Angeles Rams - Mackensie Alexander, CB, Clemson (Link)
16. Detroit Lions - Taylor Decker, OT, Ohio State (Link)
17. Atlanta Falcons - Shaq Lawson, DE, Clemson (Link)
18. Indianapolis Colts - Ryan Kelly, C, Alabama (Link)
19. Buffalo Bills - Reggie Ragland, MLB, Alabama (Link)
20. New York Jets - Darron Lee, LB, Ohio State (Link)
21. Washington - Andrew Billings, DT, Baylor (Link)
22. Houston Texans - Corey Coleman, WR, Baylor (Link)
23. Minnesota Vikings - Josh Doctson, WR, TCU (Link)
24. Cincinnati Bengals - Laquon Treadwell, WR, Ole Miss (Link)
25. Pittsburgh Steelers - William Jackson, CB, Houston (Link)
26. Seattle Seahawks - Jonathan Bullard, DL, Florida (Link)
27. Green Bay Packers - Jarran Reed, DT, Alabama (Link)
28. Kansas City Chiefs - Vernon Butler, DT, Louisiana Tech (Link)
29. Arizona Cardinals - Robert Nkemdiche, DT, Ole Miss (Link)
30. Carolina Panthers - Kevin Dodd, DE, Clemson (Link)
31. Denver Broncos - Paxton Lynch, QB, Memphis (Link)

Second round

32. Cleveland Browns - Michael Thomas, WR, Ohio State (Link)
33. Tennessee Titans - Chris Jones, DT, Mississippi State (Link)
34. Dallas Cowboys - Sheldon Rankins, DT, Louisville (Link)
35. San Diego Chargers- Cody Whitehair, G, Kansas State (Link)
36. Baltimore Ravens - Kendall Fuller, CB, Virginia Tech (Link)
37. San Francisco 49ers - Jason Spriggs, OT, Indiana