The NFL Draft is where Gene Smith has taken most of his criticism after what many pundits, fans and analysts would consider reaching on players throughout the draft process.
Gene also showed a propensity to drafting lower division players leading to his nickname "Small-School Gene."
The 2012 Draft started with a bang for the Jaguars when they traded up to the fifth pick with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to select Oklahoma State wide receiver Justin Blackmon.
The selection of Blackmon vastly improves one of the worst receiver groups in the NFL.
In the second round, Smith pulled the trigger on one of the best-remaining pass rushers available in Clemson defensive end Andre Branch.
The Jags defense was only able to muster 31 sacks last season. They hope that Branch will be able to help increase that number.
The third round, however, brought possibly the most questionable pick of the draft, California punter Bryan Anger.
Anger should be an immediate improvement from last season and be a real weapon in field-position.
With their remaining three picks, Smith added depth with Nevada linebacker Brandon Marshall, FSU cornerback Mike Harris and Ashland defensive tackle Jeris Pendleton.
Smith's first two picks were home-runs, pulling starters out of both rounds. With several starting-caliber players still available, the Jaguars drafted back-ups essentially, still leaving room to be desired from the 2012 Draft.