With the draft only a few days away, rumors are beginning to fly of the Jacksonville Jaguars making a surprising selection if they stay put at number 4.
We’ll know in a matter of days who the Jacksonville Jaguars will be adding to their roster from the college ranks, but until the clock starts for the Cleveland Browns on Thursday night we are left speculating. The Jaguars have been linked to numerous players as they sit with the 4th overall selection in the 2017 NFL Draft, but one grumbling that has surfaced in recent days has been vague and intriguing – the Jaguars are going to surprise people.
One writer, Greg Gabriel over at Pro Football Weekly, claims the Jaguars have honed in on a quarterback at number 4.
This tweet almost flew under the radar with a number of other tweets that have implied the Jaguars could make a surprising selection in the top 5:
Pete Prisco and Mike Silver are both respected and well known names with more than reputable sources, but I personally don’t know what to make of the other folks. Regardless, the rumors are being corroborated by numerous reporters and analysts.
So it appears the Jaguars are seriously considering a quarterback in the top 5 of this draft; however, there is a chance the Jaguars are just posturing and doing it quite well.
The top 4 teams have all done a fairly good job of not telegraphing which direction they want to go with their selections, meaning the Jaguars could be hoping one guy they really like falls to them. Whether it’s Jonathan Allen, Solomon Thomas, or someone else, it would benefit the Jaguars if someone in the top 3 drafted a QB instead of one of the top defenders. The Jaguars could be leaking their interest in a QB to drum up a trade market for the top 3, or even for teams to inquire with them about a trade down.
One thing is for sure, the first round should be one of the most exciting in recent years.