John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports
The 2014 NFL Draft has now come to a close for the Jacksonville Jaguars. Boy, what a fun and wild ride it was. Just in case you forgot, here’s a recap of what Dave Caldwell and company pulled off.
- ROUND ONE – The Jaguars used the 3rd overall pick to select their quarterback of the future, UCF’s Blake Bortles.
- ROUND TWO – The Jaguars used the 39th overall pick to select a wide receiver, USC’s Marqise Lee. They then traded back up into the second round at pick 61 to select another wide out, Penn State’s Allen Robinson. Lee and Robinson immediately upgrade the Jags receiving corps, and balance each other’s skills well.
- ROUND THREE – At first it looked like the Jags wouldn’t have a third round pick after using it to move up for Allen Robinson. They surprised again, however, by trading up again to grab a guard, Miami’s Brandon Linder at pick 93. Linder will compete for the starting right guard position.
- ROUND FOUR – The Jaguars used the 114th overall pick on cornerback Aaron Colvin of Oklahoma. Colvin is coming off an ACL tear that occurred at the Senior Bowl. He’s expected to be stashed away for the future.
- ROUND FIVE – The Jaguars used pick 144 on Telvin Smith, linebacker from FSU. Smith will compete with Geno Hayes for the weak-side linebacker position. They followed that up by selecting Chris Smith, a defensive end from Arkansas, with the 159th overall pick. Smith will compete for time at LEO as well as outside linebacker.
- ROUND SIX – The Jaguars used pick 205 on center Luke Bowanko from Virginia. Bowanko will compete with Mike Brewster for the starting center position.
- ROUND SEVEN – The Jaguars concluded their draft with the 222nd pick, selecting running back Storm Johnson from UCF. Johnson will join Toby Gerhart, Denard Robinson and Jordan Todman in the Jags backfield. He is also reunited with his college quarterback, Blake Bortles.
So, what did you think of the Jaguars draft class? Is it a home run, a swing and miss, or somewhere in between? Grade it in our poll.