The Jacksonville Jaguars are currently bringing potential draft picks in for meetings. The NFL draft is full of raw talent however there are three free agents that would help the Jaguar offense.
The NFL Draft is rapidly approaching and speculation is growing concerning the Jacksonville Jaguars direction. Some mock drafts have Jacksonville going defense and others predict offense. The learning curve for rookies can be steep but there are three free agents that could immediately help the Jaguar offense.
Since the Jaguars went defense with the big three free agent signings, there is a possibility that a running back or offensive lineman is selected first. There is no chance that Jacksonville picks a quarterback in the first round due to the fact that Blake Bortles is probably not the chosen one.
The Jaguars have a young roster and will make a run at the AFC South title. Sometimes bringing in a proven veteran will solidify the leadership in the locker room. There are still unsigned free agents that would give that needed leadership to the Jaguars.
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Three Free Agents Would Help The Jaguar Offense In 2017
First, Jacksonville should sign center Nick Mangold. Mangold was selected by the New York Jets in 2006 as the 29th overall pick. Most noteworthy is the fact that he is a seven time Pro Bowler. He is the mortar to solidify the Jaguar front wall.
Next, Jamaal Charles is an offensive weapon that Jacksonville has lacked due to his speed. In addition to being a running back that can score on any play, he can catch the ball. Also, moving Charles to slot receiver would help the tight ends find open space.
Finally, Ryan Fitzpatrick might stabilize and influence Bortles. Fitzpatrick has played twelve years for six different teams. He has started 116 NFL games with a 59.7% completion rate. He would be the the guy to better mentor and mold Bortles career.
Jacksonville will be better in 2017 and win the AFC South. It makes sense to sign these free agent veterans to guide the young Jags. Talent puts teams into the position to win but leadership creates longevity.