Jaguars Select OL Eben Britton With Second Round Pick

After going OL with Eugene Monroe in the first round, the Jaguars once again address the OL and take Eben Britton from Arizona.

Even though Britton played LT at Arizona he is projected to play either RT or G in the NFL. Gene Smith must be strictly sticking to the Best Available Player strategy if he is willing to take another Offensive Lineman so high.

So what do you think? Do the Jags have a great young OL for the future or should we have addressed other needs?

Topics: Eben Britton

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  • richard

    I cant believe they would do this. Not that i don’t like Britton, but we now have 3 left tackles. Passing up on Crabtree for Monroe was one thing, but then going and getting another tackle? I dont understand it at all. We have more than just one problem on the team, and getting three tackles only solves one problem. I think the best move was to take Crabtree (sorry Eugene, great tackle, but I think Crabtree was the better pick), and then go get the tackle out of Arizona. Or else take a DB, DL, or receiver in the second. But two tackles in the first two rounds, sounds like the same mistake we made last year with two DE’s.

  • jeremybaldwin

    Britton doesn’t have the skill set necessary to play Left Tackle in the NFL so he is most likely to compete with Pashos at RT or even as a Guard.

  • Bryan

    Well both picks fit into the BAP model due to Gene Smith loving the Big Uglies so he would have had Monroe ranked ahead of Crabtree. I think this draft will do wonders down the road. If it pays dividends this year, the Jags will be in the running for a good QB in the 2010 class, if it goes bad for the Jags this season, they are in position for Sam Bradford or Colt McCoy. Win-win for the Jags

  • http://blackandteal.com Jeanne

    That was very well said, Bryan. I agree with you completely.

  • Nick

    I like this pick, it shows a dedication to the best available player plan of attack. Jacksonville desperately needed O-line help and Tra Thomas and Eugene Monroe, were only the begining – this gives me hope for our offense, and i look foward to the work outs and camps to see our new o-line dominating!

  • Nick

    A little note on Crabtree, i dont think i ever saw what so many people seem to see in this kid… I was so dissappointed when draftniks started saying he was our best pick. dont get me wrong, i’m sure he’s a great reciever but even falling to the Niners, i still think they are paying too much for an average at best reciever.

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