The Jacksonville Jaguars are entering a new era. New owner Shad Khan has revamped the franchise, equipping it with a new general manager, a new head coach and a completely fresh look.
The buzz around the franchise is all positive, but now general manager David Caldwell has to keep that momentum going with a strong draft. The Jaguars have plenty of holes to fill, ranking near the bottom of the league on both offense and defense. After staying quiet through free agency, making only a few minor signings, the Jaguars look to the draft to fill the holes on both sides of the ball.
Top Three Needs
Pass rusher - The Jaguars ranked last in the league with only 20 sacks last year. For years, the team has attempted to bolster the pass rush, drafting Derrick Harvey in 2008, signing Aaron Kampman in free agency back in 2010, and most recently signing Jason Babin after he was waived by the Eagles. While Babin and last year's second-round pick Andre Branch provide some hope, the team can't afford to pass on some of the elite talent available at the position towards the top of this draft.
Cornerback - After letting Rashean Mathis and Derrick Cox walk in free agency, the Jaguars have a depleted cornerback depth chart. While the team isn't likely to draft the position with the No. 2 pick, cornerback depth will likely be a priority on days two and three.
Quarterback - With Blaine Gabbert and Chad Henne as the only two quarterbacks on the roster, Jacksonville has to add a signal caller at some point on draft weekend. Thus far, neither Gabbert or Henne has inspired a ton of hope, so the Jaguars could look to address quarterback sooner rather than later.
Ideal pick- Dion Jordan, DE/LB, Oregon or Ezekiel Ansah, DE, BYU