Jaguars 2011 Draft Class

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The fearless and prepared leader of the Jaguars, GM Gene Smith, has just finished his third draft class at the helm.

A quick recap of the players selected by the Jaguars in 2011:

1st Round, pick 10: QB Blaine Gabbert

Blaine Gabbert’s Draft Study

Jaguars trade 16th and 49th picks to move up to pick number 10 and select Blaine Gabbert. Gabbert is now the heir apparent to incumbent QB David Garrard. All signs point to Gabbert sitting on the bench for his first season, a la Carson Palmer (Bengals).

Gabbert was the consensus #2 QB by most media, behind only Heiman winner Cameron Newton (Auburn QB).

3rd Round, pick 12: LT Will Rackley

Will Rackley’s Draft Study

Jaguars trade 80th(current 3rd round) and 192nd(6th round) picks to move up to pick number 76 and select Lehigh University LT Will Rackley. Rackley will most likely play an interior position, namely guard.
4th Round, pick 17:

Jaguars stayed put and selected Mt Union WR Cecil Shorts at 114 overall. Shorts is most noted for breaking Colts WR Pierre Garcons’s records at Mt Union.

4th Round, pick 24: FS Chris Prosinski

Chris Prosinski quick study

Jaguars again stay put and select FS Chris Prosinski of Wyoming at pick 121 overall.

5th Round, pick 16: CB Rod Issac

A quick study on Issac

The Jaguars remain with their final pick #147 and select Rod Issac, a CB from Middle TN State. Mike Mayock of NFL Network raved about the pick.

Assuming all players work out (not the wisest move), it can be said that the Jaguars met a long-term need at QB, as well as immediate needs in the defensive backfield and interior offensive line. The WR will most likely be a long-term #4 WR. Do not doubt, however, that this receiving corps could shuffle.

This should be the final list of all players drafted by the Jaguars in 2011. There is a possibility future picks are traded for more picks in this draft–but don’t bet on that happening. The Jaguars will likely add more undrafted selections when the both the lockout and the CBA issues have been settled.

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Tags: Blaine Gabbert Cecil Shorts Chris Prosinski Gene Smith Pierre Garcon Rod Issac Will Rackley

  • chris

    Im very disappointed in this draft and the only way I like the Jags is if the come away with Asmouga as a DB when teh dust settles…Or this team is an epic fail which I personally blame more on the FO than on Del Rio…I have never been impressed with Paul Vance, he doesnt even like football hes said before joining jags…Him doing the contract is prolly the biggest cause of the hold out with Derrick Harvey and him not developing…Gene Smith was head Scout for how long? He Scouted Every player when Shack was here nad just cause Shack Made the decisions in draft we all know that its hit and miss…You hope your scout dept did their job…Traded our num 2 pick to move up and get Derek Cox..>Wasnt worth it so far…Got Alualu questionable…I wanted Jason Piere Paul..>We will see…
    Coaches hired questionable…Koetter froma west coast style to a run team…Greg Williams style didnt fit our defense..>Del Rio was a LB coach in Baltimore which is great on resume but lets be honest..>Ray Lewis needed coaching? lol

  • tkopa

    I’d like to compliment the site and guys on outstanding draft coverge. This is the most intelligent written site for the Jaguars. The commentors? ( as in above) Not always so much.

    • Brandon Clark

      thank you, terry

      means a lot

  • kjones407

    I like this draft. It was more than worth it to trade up to grap Gabbert, a player that probably shouldn’t have fell that far anyways. Granted, with the fall of Prince, I would’ve preferred if Gene would’ve stayed put and grabbed him and kept the second round pick we gave up to get him. None the less, to give up just a second round pick to get a potential franchise QB is more than worth it. It is believed Rackley has second round talent, so the trade up to get him was another smart move on Gene’s part. I think Cecil be the third receiver on the depth chart by the time the season starts, or maybe fourth if Dillard stays healthy. Prosinski has off the chart athletcism and intelligence, so it’ll be interesting to see how he pans out. Issac looks quick as lightning and can really lay he wood, so as our nickle back will be interesting because he’s good against the run. So when Manning decides to audible to run against our nickle package, having Isaac on the field will make it less of a liability. Overall, this is an interesting draft class. Another one that I look forward to adding with our current roster of Jags and watch the competition unfold.

    • Brandon Clark

      it gave us hope to compete in both the short and long term, which makes it great

  • Brian F.

    So I guess this is where Kingsmasher ended up. SSDD.