Draft season is fully underway now with the Super Bowl in our rear-view mirror. Probably the two biggest, or most popular, names when it comes to NFL draft talk are ESPN’s Todd McShay and Mel Kiper. The draft is still 3 months away and a lot of these picks are likely going to change a lot, but McShay decided to cure Jacksonville’s biggest problem in his “2.0” mock draft. After slotting Jadeveon Clowney and Greg Robinson 1st and 2nd overall, he has the Jaguars selected quarterback Teddy Bridgewater out of Louisville. Here’s what he had to say about the pick:
This draft feels like the right time for the Jaguars to get their franchise quarterback, and in this scenario they’d have their pick of every QB on the board. Bridgewater continues to be the No. 1 quarterback in our rankings, because while there are some concerns about his long-term durability in the NFL due to his lean frame, he is the most naturally accurate passer in this class with great anticipation, toughness and command of the offense.
I’m completely on board with this selection if the draft shakes out this way. McShay hits on the two points that make Bridgewater the best quarterback in this class – his exceptional accuracy and his anticipation. The Jaguars would be lucky to see Bridgewater available at number 3.
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