2011 Free Agent Profile: DE – Charles Johnson – Panthers

This is the first installment in a series I will do highlighting the top potential free agents that Gene Smith and the Jaguars could target and sign whenever free agency is opened. The all-time franchise record for sacks in a single season for the Jaguars was set in 1999 by Tony Brackens when he tallied […]

Evaluating the remaining Jaguars needs

No NFL fan is happy with the fact that a labor dispute has caused a jumbled offseason and has threatened the possibility of professional football even being played in the fall. However, due to these circumstances free agency will take place after the draft, a situation that I feel is beneficial to teams and should […]

Potential Jaguars undrafted free agency targets

During the normal offseason, Gene Smith would be busy getting in contact with several players that did not hear their name called during the NFL Draft this weekend. He would be trying to sway these players into signing with the Jaguars as undrafted free agents. Unfortunately, this is far from the normal offseason. Due to […]

Jaguars will address defense in free agency

The Jaguars are not dropping hints that they will sign players on defense whenever free agency begins, they are flat out saying it. There’s no veiled interest here. “We’ll be very active in pro free agency.” — Terry McDonough“Jack Del Rio says doubtful that the Jaguars go anything but defense in veteran free agency” – […]

2011 Jaguars Draft Picks: CB – Rod Issac – Middle Tennessee State

The Jaguars surprised everybody when the drafted the unknown Middle Tennessee State CB Rod Issac in the 5th round. Or maybe they surprised nobody by picking someone no one has heard of. It’s been Gene Smith’s mantra since taking over as general manager of the Jaguars to take small school players throughout the draft. Issac […]

2011 Jaguars Draft Picks: S – Chris Prosinski – Wyoming

The Jaguars finally chose to address their secondary woes by selecting Chris Prosinski in the 4th round with the 124th overall selection. While Wyoming is certainly not a football powerhouse, it represents the first time Gene Smith didn’t draft a “small school” player outside of the first round since they drafted Tiquan Underwood in 2009. […]

2011 Jaguars Draft Picks: WR – Cecil Shorts III – Mount Union

With their first 4th round pick and the 114th pick overall, the Jaguars have selected Mount Union WR Cecil Shorts III. With the impending departure of Mike Sims-Walker, the Jaguars wide receivers crop is relatively thin and it’s not too surprising to see Gene Smith address the position. However, it is relatively surprising that they […]

Possible round 4 + 5 selections

The Jaguars are scheduled to pick three times between rounds four and five at picks 114, 121 and 147. Unless the Jaguars make a trade these will be the last three picks for the Jaguars in the 2011 Draft. With no defensive players yet taken through the first two days of the draft, it wouldn’t […]

2011 Jaguars Draft Picks: OL – Will Rackley – Lehigh

The Jaguars have some solid pieces for the future along their offensive line. Eugene Monroe, Eben Britton, Kevin Haslam and Uche Nwaneri all represent youth on the line that can translate into longterm fixtures. While this youth does exist, there is some age on the interior of the line that needed to be replaced during […]

Possible day two selections

Gene Smith talked in his press conference after selecting Blaine Gabbert that he often has a scout’s mentality when it comes to parting with picks. It takes rare circumstances like a highly rated player like Gabbert slipping to within reach for him to pull the trigger and sacrifice draft picks for a player. In most […]

Did the Jaguars overpay for pick 10?

The economics of the draft have evolved over the last decade to the point where top 10 picks are almost undesirable due to the ludicrous contracts that accompany top picks. As such, the old trade value chart has become outdated and doesn’t necessarily match the amounts of today. So in recent years, when a team […]

2011 Jaguars Draft Picks: QB – Blaine Gabbert – Missouri

When the Jaguars selected Blaine Gabbert with the 10th overall selection, the instant comparison that the NFL Network crew made was Sam Bradford. It’s not hard to see why. Take a look: Sam Bradford Height – 6’4″Weight – 23640 time – 4.79Wonderlic – 36 Blaine Gabbert Height – 6’4″Weight – 23440 time – 4.61Wonderlic – […]

Jaguars trade up for QB Blaine Gabbert

The Jaguars were not expected to have a chance to select Missouri QB Blaine Gabbert. Gabbert was supposedly a sure-fire top 5 selection that wouldn’t be on the clock at 16. Well he wasn’t and the Jaguars gave up their 16th pick and 49th pick to move up and select him. Gene Smith and his […]

Final Mock Drafts

Yeah that’s right, it’s plural. I did two last minute mock drafts and finished with two hours until draft time. One features seven first round trades, the other is just a plain old mock draft. Click the links below to see them: MOCK DRAFT (NO TRADES) MOCK DRAFT (WITH TRADES)