2015 NFL Draft: Jaguars Skip Over Receiver to Draft Elsewhere


The 2015 NFL Draft is providing some insight into the minds of Jacksonville Jaguars general manager Dave Caldwell and head coach Gus Bradley. The front office has bypassed wide receiver each and every round so far (three rounds) to go after other prospects. In the first three rounds the Jaguars drafted a pass rushing defensive end, a running back, and an offensive guard.

Wide receiver seemed to be the pick in either the second or third round for those of following the Jaguars. Instead, the Jags went after T.J. Yeldon in the second and A.J. Cann in the third. It isn’t just an obsession with initials, though. Yeldon and Cann both bring a solid impact to the Jaguars, competing to be the starter at running back and guard.

So, where does that leave the Jaguars at wide receiver. Right now, it looks like Bradley and Caldwell are perfectly happy with the group they have. Allen Robinson, Allen Hurns, Marqise Lee, and Ace Sanders lead the group right now. Sanders was lackluster last season in both punt returns and as a receiver, failing to build on a decent rookie campaign in 2013. The other three have looked good for the most part and great at times. The overall position on the depth chart is just a bit scant, lacking bodies after two rounds of the 2015 NFL Draft and NFL free agency.

The Jaguars’ front office made it a point to pursue some wide receivers (or at least look at them) this offseason but so far now big names or exciting talents have been brought into the fold.

We’ll have to see what the Jaguars do later in the 2015 NFL Draft as they look toward rounds four through five and consider adding more talent at the wide receiver position.

The free safety need has also been avoided so far. Sergio Brown may be the answer there, though we have a less clear indication from the team.

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