2014 NFL Offseason: Jacksonville Jaguars

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Veteran Additions:
RB Toby Gerhart, WR Tandon Doss, TE Allen Reisner, G Zane Beadles, DE Red Bryant, DE/OLB Chris Clemons, DT Ziggy Hood, OLB Dekoda Watson.
Early Draft Picks:
QB Blake Bortles, WR Marqise Lee, WR Allen Robinson, G Brandon Linder, CB Aaron Colvin, OLB Telvin Smith, DE/OLB Chris Smith. Jaguars Rookie Forecast
Offseason Losses:
QB Blaine Gabbert, RB Maurice Jones-Drew, RB Justin Forsett, G Uche Nwaneri, C Brad Meester, DE Jason Babin, OLB Russell Allen.

2014 Jacksonville Jaguars Offense:
The Jaguars shocked everyone when they passed on both Khalil Mack and Sammy Watkins, and opted for Blake Bortles instead. There's no doubt that they needed a franchise quarterback after the Blaine Gabbert debacle, but reaching for a signal-caller at No. 3 overall and passing over much more talented players could come back to haunt them. Jacksonville has been adamant about not using Bortles right away. The team says it learned its lesson; according to the Jaguars, Gabbert busted because he was used before he was ready.

Unfortunately for Jacksonville, it took the wrong lesson away from the Gabbert experience. Gabbert would have busted even if the team had waited five years to use him because he's terrible. He should have never been chosen in the first round. What the Jaguars should have learned is that quarterbacks shouldn't be reached for over mega talents. The Texans picked J.J. Watt one spot after Gabbert was chosen back in 2011. Will Jacksonville eventually regret passing on Mack and Watkins for Bortles? It's very likely.

Despite the team's insistence that Bortles won't start this year, it's probable that the big, mobile signal-caller will take the field at some point. Chad Henne can have his moments, but he's just not good enough to lead a talent-deprived team to victory. Once Jacksonville is 2-7 or so, the coaching staff may feel that it's time for Bortles to take the reins.

Bortles won't have much to work with; at least not this year. The ultra-skilled Justin Blackmon has been suspended indefinitely, meaning the top four receivers on the roster are Cecil Shorts, Ace Sanders, and rookies Marqise Lee and Allen Robinson. Shorts is a very good No. 2, but it was apparent this past season that he can't be a top target. Sanders is a decent slot option, while Lee and Robinson both have some minor injury concerns that knocked them down the draft. Neither is likely ready to start, but one of them will be forced into the lineup.

Bortles' other "weapons" include perennial underachiever Marcedes Lewis and new running back Toby Gerhart, who was signed in free agency. Gerhart replaces Maurice Jones-Drew, who couldn't run well last year because he was coming off a devastating leg injury. Gerhart, meanwhile, has failed in the pros, so Jacksonville will be looking to upgrade him in the near future.

The offensive line, meanwhile, is not in very good shape. Jacksonville traded away Eugene Monroe for 10 cents on the dollar this past season, forcing Luke Joeckel to slide over to the blind-side position. Joeckel struggled mightily as a rookie on the right side, surrendering three sacks in four games before landing on injured reserve with a broken ankle. There's a good chance he'll improve this upcoming season because he was the No. 2 pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, but he could just as easily bust because that was the weakest draft class in recent memory.

Austin Pasztor will reprise his role as the starting right tackle, which he claimed following Joeckel's injury. Pasztor played well at first, but he was poor down the stretch, allowing five sacks in his final six games. Meanwhile, the interior isn't in better shape. The two guards project to be free-agent acquisition Zane Beadles, who struggled with the Broncos this past season, and third-round rookie Brandon Linder, who was considered a reach. They'll flank center Mike Brewster, who hasn't performed well in any of his 10 career starts.

2014 Jacksonville Jaguars Defense:
The Jaguars were not a good defensive team in 2014, despite Gus Bradley's best efforts. They surrendered 20 or more points in 14 of their 16 games last season, with the two exceptions being against the pitiful Raiders and Texans. Numerous upgrades had to be made on this side of the ball. While Jacksonville didn't use any of its high draft choices on its stop unit, multiple improvements were made via free agency.

A pair of moves were made to bolster the defensive line. Bradley brought over two players he used to coach in Seattle: Red Bryant and Chris Clemons. The former provides no pass-rushing ability, but he's a dominant force versus the run. He's a huge upgrade over monstrous bust Tyson Alualu, who was yet another mega reach. Clemons, meanwhile, notched 11 sacks in 2012 and could help the league's worst pass rush.

The two former Seahawks will start with Sen'Derrick Marks, a quality interior pass-rusher, and Roy Miller, who was a major disappointment coming in from Tampa Bay last offseason. Miller was a decent run-stuffer with the Buccaneers, but he was constantly pushed around this past season. The team signed Ziggy Hood over from the Steelers, but he's just another first-round bust to add to the collection.

The third free-agent acquisition was Dekoda Watson, who also played in Tampa. Watson was a quality two-down linebacker who helped support the run pretty well this past season. He'll start next to a pair of linebackers - Paul Posluszny and Geno Hayes - who struggled quite frequently in 2013. The Jaguars used a fifth-round choice on Florida State's Telvin Smith, who could eventually upgrade Hayes. However, he probably won't be ready to play anytime soon.

As for the secondary, it has its rough spots. The only defensive back who performed well this past season was cornerback Alan Ball, a journeyman who never really had much success elsewhere. He started next to Dwayne Gratz, who took Will Blackmon's spot in the lineup during the middle of the 2013 campaign. Gratz was only a bit better than Blackmon; both had a couple of quality outings, but struggled overall. It was shocking to see the Jaguars avoid this position in the 2014 NFL Draft.

Two other rookies started in Jacksonville's secondary last year. John Cyprien, chosen in the second round, was absolutely abysmal in the first half of the season, but improved markedly down the stretch. Josh Evans, taken in Round 6, never really played well. The Jaguars will need both to take a big step forward in 2014 to compensate for the other defensive liabilities.

2014 Jacksonville Jaguars Schedule and Intangibles:
Jacksonville's hot and humid climate contributed to its outstanding 83-53 home record from 1995 to 2011. However, they've been just 1-7 as hosts in each of the past two seasons because they've been so awful.

Josh Scobee has been near-perfect in the past three seasons. He drilled 23-of-25 attempts in both 2011 and 2013, as well as 25-of-28 tries in 2012. He's 12-of-15 from 50-plus in the previous four years.

Gene Smith solidified his standing as one of the worst general managers in NFL history by drafting a punter in the third round. Bryan Anger finished seventh in net punting and attempts placed inside the 20. Those are solid ranks, but a third-round punter needs to be in the top three in everything every single year.

Jacksonville struggled on punt returns, but outgained its opponents when it came to kickoffs. No touchdowns were scored for or against them.

The Jaguars have some winnable games. Those include the Redskins (road), Steelers (home), Browns (home), Titans (both), Dolphins (home), Cowboys (home), Texans (both) and Giants (home).

2014 Jacksonville Jaguars Rookies:
Go here for the Jaguars Rookie Forecast, a page with predictions like which rookie will bust and which rookie will become a solid starter.

2014 Jacksonville Jaguars Positional Rankings (1-5 stars):
Offensive Line
Running Backs
Defensive Line
Special Teams

2014 Jacksonville Jaguars Analysis: The Jaguars are once again one of the worst teams in the NFL. That will change in the near future if Blake Bortles pans out as planned, but in the meantime, Jacksonville will struggle to win games.

Projection: 3-13 (4th in AFC South)

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NFL Draft Team Grade: B- Grade

Goals Entering the 2014 NFL Draft: The Jaguars finished the 2013 season strong, but they still need to breathe some life into their morbid franchise. That can happen with a quarterback. Unfortunately, it appears as though general manager David Caldwell is going to wait until the second round to select Teddy Bridgewater or Jimmy Garoppolo. Caldwell also needs to strengthen his weak defense and find another play-maker for his new quarterback.

2014 NFL Draft Accomplishments: The Jaguars don't seem to know how to manage the draft. They reached for a signal-caller at No. 3, when the three other teams that were highest on Blake Bortles were willing to wait on him until Round 2. Caldwell then moved up twice unnecessarily: once to pick a second wideout, and the second time to take a mid-round guard in the third frame.

The move Jacksonville should have made was to go from No. 39 to the early 20s to select the quarterback of its choosing. That way, the team could have added a much-needed blue-chip player to its roster like Sammy Watkins or Khalil Mack. What's better? The trio of Bortles, Marqise Lee and Allen Robinson, or the duo of Johnny Manziel and Watkins? I'd definitely take the latter, and I have to think owner Shad Khan would too, given how many tickets the Browns sold upon drafting Manziel.

The Jaguars did, at least, make some nice selections. Lee was a steal at No. 39. Picking Aaron Colvin was a 49ers-type move in that Jacksonville can redshirt him this year and then use him as a potential starter in 2015. Telvin Smith provided great value in Round 5. So, even though Jacksonville did make some strange deals, this class is somewhat promising.

NFL Draft Individual Grades:

3. Blake Bortles, QB, Central Florida: B- Grade
Wow! No one saw this coming. No one. ESPN's Britt McHenry said that the Jaguars were considering a quarterback, but everyone assumed it was going to be Johnny Manziel. This is nuts.

I can't hate this pick because the Jaguars absolutely had to find a franchise quarterback. But this choice is questionable. There were much better prospects available, including Khalil Mack and Sammy Watkins. Some could even argue that Johnny Manziel is the superior talent.

39. Marqise Lee, WR, USC: A Grade
Marqise Lee fell into the second round because of a minor injury concern, but there's no question that this is a steal for the Jaguars - and they needed one after reaching on Blake Bortles in the first round. With Justin Blackmon out indefinitely, Jacksonville needed a No. 1 wideout, and it may have found one with Lee, who was projected to be a top-10 selection prior to the 2013 collegiate season.

61. Allen Robinson, WR, Penn State: C+ Grade
It's a little weird that the Jaguars are spending another pick on a receiver when they already have Marqise Lee and Cecil Shorts, and potentially Justin Blackmon returning in the future. I like the value for Allen Robinson, who could have gone 15 picks earlier, but another wideout wasn't needed, and even if Jacksonville was set on drafting him, it shouldn't have moved up.

93, Brandon Linder, G, Miami: D Grade
The Jaguars just had to trade up to this spot... for Brandon Linder? There's no reason they should have been that desperate for a mediocre mid-round guard prospect. I don't have a huge problem with Linder - and he does fill a need - but it's pretty ridiculous that David Caldwell felt like he needed to trade up for him. Caldwell seems in way over his head as a general manager.

114. Aaron Colvin, CB, Oklahoma: B- Grade
Aaron Colvin tore his ACL during the Senior Bowl practices, so it's highly unlikely that he'll be able to play until 2015. He would have been a second-round prospect had he stayed healthy, so the Jaguars are getting some value here and doing their best 49ers impersonation. They still need corner help though because Colvin won't be able to play right away.

144. Telvin Smith, OLB, Florida State: A Grade
Wow, Telvin Smith fell far. He was projected as a third-rounder prior to testing positive at the Combine. We know of two teams that removed him off their board, so it's not a huge surprise that he dropped into Round 5. But the Jaguars are getting great value while filling a need at linebacker. Their fans have to be happy about this.

159. Chris Smith, DE/OLB, Arkansas: B+ Grade
Most mocks had the Jaguars picking Khalil Mack, but it made more sense for the team to wait to obtain their LEO because they have Gus Bradley to coach that player up. Bradley will get the most out of Smith, who could have been chosen a bit earlier than this.

205. Luke Bowanko, C, Virginia: B Grade
The Jaguars had a huge need at center - which was confirmed when they tried to pay Alex Mack a ridiculous amount of money - so it's surprising that they waited this long for a center. This is a decent choice for a Round 6-7 prospect.

222. Storm Johnson, RB, Central Florida: A+ Grade
It would not surprise me at all if Storm Johnson started at some point either this or the 2015 season. Toby Gerhart is a marginal talent, and Storm Johnson could have easily been chosen in the third round. Great value for Jacksonville, and I like the idea of pairing Blake Bortles with his former back.

Season Summary:
The Jaguars seemed to be on track for the No. 1 overall pick, but because they showed way more effort than the Texans and Redskins in the second half of the season, they'll have to select the two quarterbacks Houston doesn't want. Jacksonville's meaningless victories could prove costly.

Offseason Moves:
  • Cowboys sign G Uche Nwaneri
  • Jaguars cut OLB Russell Allen
  • Vikings sign TE Allen Reisner
  • Ravens sign RB Justin Forsett
  • Raiders sign RB Maurice Jones-Drew
  • Jaguars sign WR Tandon Doss
  • Jaguars re-sign DE Jason Babin
  • Jaguars sign DT Ziggy Hood
  • Jaguars sign DE Chris Clemons
  • Jaguars sign OLB Dekoda Watson
  • Jaguars sign RB Toby Gerhart
  • Jaguars sign G Zane Beadles
  • Jaguars cut RB Justin Forsett
  • Jaguars void DE Jason Babin
  • Jaguars sign DE Red Bryant
  • Jaguars re-sign QB Chad Henne
  • Jaguars tender RB Jordan Todman
  • Jaguars re-sign OT Cameron Bradfield
  • Jaguars re-sign OT Sam Young
  • Jaguars re-sign TE Clay Harbor
  • Jaguars cut G Uche Nwaneri
  • Jaguars announce retirement of C Brad Meester

    Team Needs:
    1. Quarterback: One year ago, new general manager David Caldwell told the media that he planned to build around Blaine Gabbert. Guess that didn't work out so well. Caldwell will need to spend the No. 3 overall selection on a potential franchise signal-caller. Re-signed Chad Henne

    2. Two Guards: Will Rackley is one of the worst starting linemen in the NFL. Uche Nwaneri was released. Jacksonville can probably find an upgrade in the second day of the 2014 NFL Draft. Signed Zane Beadles

    3. Running Back: Maurice Jones-Drew is a free agent and probably won't be back with the team. Jordan Todman showed some promise, but he's not a legitimate starter. The Jaguars can obtain a new starting running back in Round 2 of the 2014 NFL Draft. Signed Toby Gerhart

    4. Center: Long-time center Brad Meester announced his retirement. He'll need to be replaced.

    5. Outside Linebacker: The Jaguars don't have much at linebacker, outside of Paul Posluszny. Geno Hayes was the major liability in this group last season. Signed Dekoda Watson

    6. Defensive End: Some defended former general manager Gene Smith's decision to reach for Tyson Alualu, but as it turns out, Alualu predictably hasn't worked out. He hasn't been able to thrive in any system. The Jaguars can do much better at defensive end to help their league-worst pass rush (31 sacks). Signed Red Bryant and Chris Clemons; re-signed Jason Babin

    7. Safety: Johnathan Cyprien got off to a slow start in his rookie campaign, but finished strong. Unfortunately, the Jaguars' other rookie safety, Josh Evans, struggled throughout. Evans was just a sixth-rounder, so Jacksonville should aim higher.

    8. Cornerback: When Alan Ball and Will Blackmon are your two starting corners, you definitely need help at the position.

    9. Offensive Tackle Depth: Luke Joeckel will be back to man the blind-side position, while Austin Pasztor showed enough promise to be given a full season at right tackle. Depth is needed here, however. Re-signed Cameron Bradfield

    10. Wide Receiver: If the Jaguars had fewer needs, they could get some insurance for the receiver position just in case Justin Blackmon is suspended again.

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    2014 NFL Free Agent Signings:
    1. Red Bryant, DE/DT, Seahawks. Age: 30.
      Signed with Jaguars (4 years)

      Red Bryant doesn't offer much in terms of rushing the passer - he's never had more than 1.5 sacks in a single season - but he's one of the NFL's top run-defenders. He'll turn 30 in April.

    2. Chris Clemons, DE/OLB, Seahawks. Age: 32.
      Signed with Jaguars (4 years)

      Though he had an awesome Super Bowl performance, Chris Clemons struggled for most of 2013, recording just 4.5 sacks, thanks to a recently torn ACL. Clemons figures to rebound at least a bit in 2014, but it's worth noting that he'll turn 33 in October.

    3. Zane Beadles, G, Broncos. Age: 27.
      Signed with Jaguars (5 years, $30 million)

      Zane Beadles has played well in the past, but he struggled this previous season, especially in terms of pass protection.

    4. Ziggy Hood, DE/DT, Steelers. Age: 27.
      Signed with Jaguars

      Ziggy Hood, a former first-round pick, has been a huge disappointment. Perhaps he can eventually live up to expectations, but time is running out.

    5. Toby Gerhart, RB, Vikings. Age: 27. -- Signed with Jaguars (3 years, $10.5 million)
    6. Dekoda Watson, OLB, Buccaneers. Age: 26. -- Signed with Jaguars
    7. Tandon Doss (RFA), PR, Ravens. Age: 24. -- Signed with Jaguars

    Jacksonville Jaguars Free Agents:

    Salary Cap: TBA.
    1. Maurice Jones-Drew, RB, Jaguars. Age: 29.
      Signed with Raiders (3 years)

      Maurice Jones-Drew's 2013 campaign was easily the worst of his career, but two things to keep in mind: First, he was running behind an offensive line with no talent whatsoever, all while opposing defenses were stacking the box against him. Second, he had a terrible injury in 2012, so he wasn't 100 percent. I wouldn't be surprised if he bounces back in 2014, assuming, of course, he lands in a much better situation.

    2. Jason Babin, DE, Jaguars. Age: 34.
      Re-signed with Jaguars

      Jason Babin logged 7.5 sacks in 2013, most of which came in the second half of the season. However, he'll turn 34 in May, so he could slow down in the near future. He should just be a situational pass-rusher at this point.

    3. Brad Meester, C, Jaguars. Age: 37.
      Announced retirement

      Brad Meester is nowhere near the player he once was, but he's still a serviceable center. He's certainly not to blame for Jacksonville's line woes.

    4. Uche Nwaneri, G, Jaguars. Age: 30.
      Signed with Cowboys

      It's strange that the Jaguars released one of their few skilled linemen. Uche Nwaneri's play has declined in recent seasons, but he's still average in both pass protection and run blocking.

    5. Chad Henne, QB, Jaguars. Age: 29. -- Re-signed with Jaguars (2 years)
    6. Cameron Bradfield (RFA), OT, Jaguars. Age: 26. -- Re-signed with Jaguars (2 years)
    7. Russell Allen, OLB, Jaguars. Age: 28.
    8. Jordan Todman (RFA), RB, Jaguars. Age: 24. -- Tendered by Jaguars
    9. Brandon Deaderick, DE/DT, Jaguars. Age: 27.
    10. Allen Reisner (RFA), TE, Jaguars. Age: 25. -- Signed with Vikings
    11. Clay Harbor, TE, Jaguars. Age: 27. -- Re-signed with Jaguars (2 years)
    12. Justin Forsett, RB, Jaguars. Age: 28. -- Signed with Ravens
    13. Sam Young, OT, Jaguars. Age: 27. -- Re-signed with Jaguars
    14. Taylor Price, WR, Jaguars. Age: 27.

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    gwalla (Anonymous Poster)
    1 years 9 month(s) ago - hide
    These teams send smoke screens all the time. How do you know that the browns and vikings didnt trade back because Bortles was gone. Bortles was a nobody and worked his butt off the get to where he his. That shows me he will work in the nfl to be good plus he actually didnt mind throwing at the combine....we know now why bridgewater didnt.  Blackmon is not coming back, the kid cant stop violating. You get two kids who were in a few people 1st rd mock. Linder fits a need, I dont know why you trade up but it was somebody the OC knew personally and has coached before. Colvin is a future starter
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    Mork (Anonymous Poster)
    16 day(s) 23 hour(s) ago - hide
    @gwalla Good post in retrospect.
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    Jaguar (Anonymous Poster)
    19 day(s) 20 hour(s) ago - hide
    Luke Joeckel is not as bad as you make it seem. He had a rough game against Houston I week 17, but actually showed a lot of improvement this season. The guy is still only 23, he'll continue to progress. The biggest problem is the secondary, particularly free safety. 
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    Goose (Anonymous Poster)
    19 day(s) 22 hour(s) ago - hide

    As a fan who watched every game this year.

    Joeckel is not an abomination of a LT.  Zane Beadles is hot garbage though, who plays LG.

    Second, Luke has already been tried at RT when he was drafted, and he was terrible.  

    I agree Luke has not been great, but he is not the worst LT in the league. Pass rush, linebacker, and safety should be higher up on the replacement list

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    Marcus NYC (Anonymous Poster)
    6 month(s) 23 day(s) ago - hide

    Just a couple of corrections to the article  - Alualu will not replace Red Bryant. Jared Odrick (a new FA signing) will - with Alualu providing rotation. Also - Gratz is the #4 CB on the roster and will not start unless injury occurs to Davon House, Demetrius McCray or Aaron Colvin. Besides missing  those details... fair assessment. 

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    lol (Anonymous Poster)
    1 years 7 month(s) ago - hide
    Hey Walt, a little bit of advice for you, why don't you stop covering the jags and hire someone else to do it.  Someone who actually pays attention to the team and knows the teams philosophy.  I counted at least 10 factual errors in this "article" and multiple instances of terrible journalism and heavy bias.  There is almost a near consensus among the experts and radio hosts that say that the jags will be better than last year with an easier schedule and with better personnel.  Even Vegas has upped the Over/Under on the Jags win total this year twice cause of the heavy betting on the over.  You seem to be the only person who is insistent that the jags are going to pick again in the top 3 this year.  Why don't you swallow your pride and admit that the jags are much more likely to go 6-10 or even 7-9 rather than 3-13.  This ain't the Gene Smith/ Blaine Gabbert era anymore.
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    spenser (Anonymous Poster)
    7 month(s) 9 day(s) ago - hide
    @lol except they did draft in the top 3...ouch
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    BrianIsTired (Anonymous Poster)
    9 month(s) 10 day(s) ago - hide
    Walt is praising the Jags... Winter is coming.
    9    3 Reply
    Duuuvaaaalllll (Anonymous Poster)
    1 years 7 month(s) ago - hide
    Worse record than last year? What a tard.... Quit joining the ignorant analyst bandwagon and actually do some homework on the team. We will win at least 6 games this year. I'm not bragging on winning 6 games out of 16, but we're definitely not going backwards here. What a tard....
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    Walter 1834 Posts (2409 )
    1 years 0 month(s) ago - hide
    @Duuuvaaaalllll A tard, eh?
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    Robert K (Anonymous Poster)
    11 month(s) 12 day(s) ago - hide
    @Duuuvaaaalllll LOZ
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    craig (Anonymous Poster)
    11 month(s) 15 day(s) ago - hide

    As far as top needs go Left Tackle should not even be on this list.  Joeckel has literally played 16 games and 11 minutes at LT.  With a team in the final phase of rebuilding mode you DONT utilize resources that will take up space in an area you've already addressed, even if addressing it results in marginal talent.  They don't have that luxury.  LT will not be addressed this offseason.

    The team actually needs:
    1- FS
    2- RT
    3- Veteran WR

    4-8 (in no particular order)
    5-OTTO LB
    6-Younger DL depth
    7-CB depth
    8-Interior OL depth

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    Walterisanidiot (Anonymous Poster)
    1 years 0 month(s) ago - hide

    "Luke Bowanko was given the chance this past season, yet he failed miserably."  WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT? He needs to get stronger in the offseason, but other then that, he is perfectly fine.

    Alualu is a free agent, so he must be listed there. He'll be back though.

    Joeckel will stay at LT. He is average, not bad. Yes, when he makes a mistake it's is exposed often then not, but last year he shut down JJ Watt on the 1st Texans game for example (even pancaked him). Also he palyed 17 games in LT position so far. 17. He needs to get better, but he'll be the LT. A RT is a much bigger need. 

    The Jaguars need list should look like this: FS, DE, RT, TE, OLB, RB, WR, O-line depth

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    me_me_me (Anonymous Poster)
    1 years 0 month(s) ago - hide
    according to my knowledge, Tyson Alualu is a FA. Why isn't he on the Free Agency-list then?
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    Lawson32PHX (Anonymous Poster)
    1 years 0 month(s) ago - hide
    @lol now i know why Walt doesn't reset these every off-season
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    Mr. Bitter 629 Posts (135 )
    1 years 0 month(s) ago - hide

    Jacksonville is patiently rebuilding. David Caldwell isn't going to hastily pull the plug on the second pick of the 2013 NFL Draft after what was essentially Joeckel's rookie season. Caldwell will go forward under the assumption that Joeckel is the LT for the next decade, and maybe use some of that excessive cap space to lure a veteran RT like Orlando Franklin or Bryan Bulaga during free agency. Then, with the third pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, he can concentrate on targeting something that this organization has never had - a potentially dominant edge-rusher. 

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    Did You Ever Play? (Anonymous Poster)
    1 years 7 month(s) ago - hide
    Hey Walt, just a quick couple questions.  Have you ever played football? If yes, what was the highest level that you played? 
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    cold (Anonymous Poster)
    1 years 7 month(s) ago - hide

    Toby Gerhart hasn't "failed" he's actually played quite well in relief. The problem was he was stuck behind Adrian Peterson, and nobody is going to get many reps in that position. He has better measurables than Eddie Lacy at approximately the same size.

    Is it possible that he fails? Sure, but I bet you won't own up if you're wrong. And I think he'll do a lot better than you think.

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    Joe (Anonymous Poster)
    1 years 8 month(s) ago - hide
    Sorry Walter but it seems like you don't know how to manage a draft. You're no Al Davis but you are no genius either. Jags had a wicked draft early on but you are extremely biased.
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    T-Boogie (Anonymous Poster)
    1 years 8 month(s) ago - hide
    Funny that your website has Bortles as potentially the top QB yet because Jacksonville picked him then it's a questionable decision. Have  some gumption about yourself and at least be true to yourself....
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    matt (Anonymous Poster)
    1 years 9 month(s) ago - hide
    Walter, you criticize the Linder pick without even knowing that he fits the Jaguars scheme and played under Jedd Fisch when he was at Miami. I don't know what your issue is with Caldwell........
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    jmk (Anonymous Poster)
    1 years 9 month(s) ago - hide
    Getting 2 recievers in the 2nd was a great move imo. Blackmon is done here and we needed some play makers. Og linder in the 3rd was a little bit of a reach but our oc jed fish coached at miami so they know a lot about him but we will see
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    Wes (Anonymous Poster)
    1 years 9 month(s) ago - hide
    The constant bashing of Caldwell is getting really freakin old. Don't know if he banged your girlfriend or what but he's definitely not over his head. Robinson was a great pick because Blackmon is not coming back so they needed another bigger target since there's no one on their roster over 6 feet tall. Linder was indeed a terrible pick but every GM makes them, it doesn't mean theyre in over their head.<br />
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    Because (Anonymous Poster)
    1 years 9 month(s) ago - hide
    You do realize that there's less than a 0% chance that Walter's girlfriend is anyone other than Charlie, right?
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    harry (Anonymous Poster)
    1 years 9 month(s) ago - hide
    I like Bortles but if they wanted a QB it definitely should have been Manziel or trade back and gran Bortles or Manziel later. The Jags incompetence continues
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