Jacksonville Jaguars Indict 2013 Draft Quarterback Class

Apr 26, 2013; New York, NY, USA; Geno Smith (West Virginia) is introduced as the number thirty-ninth overall pick to the New York Jets during the 2013 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports

While they aren’t formally charging the 2013 Draft quarterback class with any crimes, and it’s no crime to be a poor prospect, the Jacksonville Jaguars’ decision to not draft a quarterback may be the biggest indictment against the class of 2013.

From an outside standpoint, the Jaguars should have drafted as many quarterbacks as they could in order to push Blaine Gabbert out of a job because he’s terrible.  Fortunately, for those of us who regularly follow the Jags, we know that the team had way bigger holes to fill and we were happy to see the team forego a quarterback.

But if there had been someone the Jaguars really felt could help them, they would have drafted him.

Yet they didn’t.

The Jaguars snagged Matt Scott in undrafted free agency and that was big.  However, by and large, the Jaguars not drafting a quarterback, especially when they could use an upgrade, cast the light on just how uncertain this quarterback class is.  I hope some of them succeed, but one of the most thin teams at the position felt that they were better off with the mediocre players they have currently.

- Luke N. Sims

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Topics: 2013 Quarterback Class, Jacksonville Jaguars, NFL Draft

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