The 2012 NFL draft was the first for the Jacksonville Jaguars under the ownership of Shahid Khan and new head coach Mike Mularkey.
This was an important draft for the Jaguars, as it could determine the direction the team will be going in moving forward.
The decisions made from Thursday through Saturday could determine whether the Jags will be a team that will contend for playoff berths year in and year out or continue to be an afterthought in the minds of NFL fans.
I have a feeling that years from now, Jaguars fans will look back at this draft as the fork in the road for franchise as a whole—for better or for worse.
With that said, let's give some early grades on these selections. As usual, we will not know the full effects of these selections until years from now, but as of right now, we can give grades based on the logic of the pick and what the potential could be.