Jacksonville Jaguars Draft Needs


The Jacksonville Jaguars are 0-5 and are looking like they will have another high draft selection come May 2015, which means some people are starting to look ahead and project which players might be on their radar.

While I think it’s entirely too early to look that far ahead, it’s fun to see what some of the national analysts think.

Gil Brandt over at NFL.com has the Jaguars with the top overall draft pick, and he lists the Jaguars top needs as offensive line, running back, and cornerback.

"1. Jacksonville Jaguars2014 record: 0-5 (.558 strength of schedule)Top three needs: OL, CB, RBAnalysis: The Jaguars need a lot of help, but the cupboard isn’t completely bare. Their defensive line has played pretty well and they took care of quarterback and wide receiver needs in the last draft. But deficiencies lie in almost every other area. Through five weeks, they have given up the most points and scored the second-fewest.Seniors that could be considered: Texas A&M OT Cedric Ogbuehi, Wake Forest CB Kevin Johnson, Nebraska RB Ameer Abdullah"

By the end of the season, I don’t think the Jaguars’ offensive line will be perceived as a weakness. They just finalized their starting lineup, and the unit looked solid against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Regardless, I don’t see any way the Jaguars use a 2nd pick in 3 years in the first round at offensive tackle.

In the secondary, I think the Jaguars have a much more pressing need at free safety than cornerback. The Jaguars will hopefully get a look at Aaron Colvin when he gets healthy, and the Jaguars aren’t going to give up on Dwayne Gratz this early. The Jaguars need a rangy cover safety to pair with Johnathan Cyprien.

The Jaguars have had issues with the running game, but they’re going to see what they have in Storm Johnson before committing another draft choice there.