(Sports Network) - Jacksonville, which holds the No. 2 overall pick in the
2013 draft, is a true wild card when trying to project things.
The Jaguars may be the least talented team in the NFL and need plenty of help
on both sides of the ball. Moreover a new brain trust has taken over led by
general manager David Caldwell and new head coach Gus Bradley.
A lot of the talk in Jacksonville has centered on disappointing quarterback
Blaine Gabbert and whether Caldwell is ready to cut bait on the former Mizzou
star just two years into his NFL career.
Bradley, though, is a defensive-minded coach and needs to address the Jags'
paltry pass rush, specifically off the edges.
About the only bright spots in Jacksonville are at wide receiver, where Cecil
Shorts and Justin Blackmon have terrific upside, and running back, where the
return of Maurice Jones-Drew gives the Jaguars a true bell-cow.
If they go pass rusher at No. 2 overall, Oregon hybrid Dion Jordan is the
2012 Record: 2-14
Top Needs: DE, LB, CB
First Three Picks: No. 2, No. 33, No. 64
Number of Selections: 7 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)
RECENT FIRST ROUND HISTORY: 2012 - Justin Blackmon (WR, Oklahoma State); 2011
- Blaine Gabbert (QB, Missouri); 2010 - Tyson Alualu (DT, California); 2009 -
Eugene Monroe (T, Virginia); 2008 - Derrick Harvey (DE, Florida); 2007 -
Reggie Nelson (S, Florida); 2006 - Marcedes Lewis (TE, UCLA); 2005 - Matt
Jones (WR, Arkansas); 2004 - Reggie Williams (WR, Washington); 2003 - Byron
Leftwich (QB, Marshall).
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