TEAM NEEDS: QB, OL, DL, CB, S
Dave Caldwell and Gus Bradley are going to pace this rebuild for the Jaguars. They were relatively quiet in free agency as they made several depth signings but no major splashes.
Heading into the draft, the Jags were holding the second pick and made it clear they were going to take the best player at that spot. Many, including myself, had them pegged for an impact pass rusher but as the days drew nearer it became evident they were going to add to the offensive line.
Dave Caldwell comes from the Thomas Dimitroff school of thinking where you find your quarterback or spend your days consumed by finding your quarterback. After the draft it has become clear that the Jaguars will give Blaine Gabbert another season to prove himself a capable NFL starter. With the lack of a top shelf quarterback at No. 2, they didn’t have much of a choice.
They had eight picks (after a trade with Philadelphia) to add talent to a roster that is fairly void it. The draft was heavily influenced by Gus Bradley’s time with Pete Carroll as they addressed the secondary early and often with big defenders. Hats off the Dave Caldwell for a nice draft in year one. After the break check our pick by pick analysis. Read the rest of this entry » «Jacksonville Jaguars 2013 NFL Draft Recap»