The Jacksonville Jaguars could really use a quarterback upgrade. Not many of us Jags fans are holding our breath on Blaine Gabbert as he enters year three. Well, GM Dave Caldwell may be and it’s because he’s sticking to his guns. Before the 2013 NFL Draft, Caldwell said that he was going to be drafting for need. Luke Joeckel was a need pick at round one. Round two promises to be the same. Reporter Mark Long confirmed that there would be no quarterback for Jacksonville in Round two when he tweeted, “Jaguars have NO plans to draft a QB at No. 33.”
With the Jaguars focusing on other players, the field really opens up. There is always the opportunity for a quarterback in round three, but if the Jags don’t take one in round two then they could really do some good by filling holes on the roster. Strong safety comes to mind with first-round talent Jonathan Cyprien still on the board. If the Jaguars trade back I really like Barrett Jones and his versatility along the offensive line. Outside linebacker is a mess and the Jags could pick someone like Cornelius Washington or Sio Moore in round two, which could be reaches but would address need.
While we won’t know what the Jaguars do until they do it, knowing that a quarterback is off the table really opens things up for them. The speculation will be rampant until the dust settles later tonight.
- Luke N. Sims
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