Gene Smith, the general manager of the Jacksonville Jaguars, is busy preparing for the 2012 NFL draft. New owner Shahid Khan and even newer head coach Mike Mularkey will add input for this year’s draft.
Luckily for the Jaguars, they are in a position in which almost every position needs improvement (thank goodness for Maurice Jones-Drew).. The difficulty is that they can ill afford to have a bad draft, especially in the first few rounds.
There are several free agents who could fill important needs for the Jaguars, but this article focuses on highlighting the top 10 prospects for the Jaguars.
First and foremost, the Jaguars need to upgrade their receiving corps. The 2011 Jaguars were dead last in passing, averaging a measly 136.2 yards per game.
Some of the passing woes can be blamed on rookie quarterback Blaine Gabbert and a lockout-shortened offseason. Smith knows Gabbert experienced rookie growing pains, but he also knows the Jaguar receivers have got to do better.
“We did not get the production out of that group [Jaguars receiving corps] that obviously we would have liked," Smith said.
Expect Smith and Mularkey to pray this man is available...