(SportsNetwork.com) – The Jaguars made their decision at the quarterback
position last year when they drafted Blake Bortles meaning the organization is
in a great position this time around with the No. 3 overall selection.
If things fall as expected and Tampa Bay selects Florida State QB Jameis
Winston with the No. 1 overall pick and Tennessee either drafts Marcus Mariota
or trades out to an organization that wants the Oregon Heisman Trophy winner,
that leaves the Jags with the pick of the litter.
Many have focused on Florida’s Dante Fowler, the best edge player in the
draft, as the logical choice for the Jags but if Southern Cal’s Leonard
Williams, the best overall prospect in the class, falls, he will be hard to
Fowler is the better fit based on need but Williams is a versatile player who
can line up virtually anywhere on the defensive line and has the potential to
be a dominant player.
2014 Record: 3-13
Top Needs: DE, OL, CB, RB
First Three Picks: No. 3, No. 36, No. 67
Number of Selections: 7 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)
RECENT FIRST ROUND HISTORY: 2014 – Blake Bortles (QB, Central Florida); 2013 –
Luke Joeckel (OT, Texas A&M); 2012 – Justin Blackmon (WR, Oklahoma State);
2011 – Blaine Gabbert (QB, Missouri); 2010 – Tyson Alualu (DT, California);
2009 – Eugene Monroe (T, Virginia); 2008 – Derrick Harvey (DE, Florida); 2007
– Reggie Nelson (S, Florida); 2006 – Marcedes Lewis (TE, UCLA); 2005 – Matt
Jones (WR, Arkansas)