Five Teams That Could Fall To The Top Of The 2014 Draft

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May 13, 2013; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley during organized team activities at The Florida Blue Health

The Vegas odds are in and our team, The Jacksonville Jaguars, are predicted to have the worst record in the NFL.  It is actually very hard for a team to finish last in the league. It requires an incredible amount of ineptitude and then bad luck thrown in. No season starts out knowing who the bottom team will be except of course if you are the Indianapolis Colts and manage an incredibly “Lucky” horrible year.

But for most teams, it requires a complete disconcordance among all units of the team to become the league’s worst. Romeo Crennel was the anti-Lombardi of the NFL and almost always guaranteed a top 5 pick, but his greatest year was taking a team with 6 pro-bowl players to the bottom. He was a special talent.

The Jaguars came apart from a combination of really bad GM work and injuries. Unstable quarterbacks behind a patchwork offensive line while trying to develop a long ago forgotten passing game with no running back, led to disaster. Even with that, and no defensive secondary and no defensive end play the best we could muster was second worst in the league.   But will we improve on that and actually finish dead last?  Vegas thinks so, but here are five teams that it may also happen to.

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  • LukeNSims

    I would love to see the Jaguars end up above these teams in the NFL Draft, purely because I like wins. That said, I’m not certain we’re better than the five teams listed. It may be too much to hope for that the Raiders and Lions play like….well….like the Raiders and Lions.

    • Terry O’Brien

      Allow me to challenge you on this. The Jaguars had the Raiders beat. It was more stupidity on defense that allowed them back. They had Tennessee until the havoc of interception, interception, punt return. They had Houston and Green Bay and Minnesota all on the ropes. Arizona finished the season a really bad team. The Bills are in a huge transition.
      The Jaguars were emerging as a better and better team until the end. Gus has tools to build on. This may sound silly but there are nine games a good Jaguar team could win. They were not as bad as they looked.

      • LukeNSims

        Yeah, but I’m looking more toward 2013 than back at 2012. I’m thinking the Lions and Raiders may be better than they were in 2012.

        Of course we won’t know for a while. I hope our young team plays much better than their combined experience.