Injury Might Land Michael Crabtree In Jacksonville

David Nelson@JvilleJaguarsCorrespondent IIIFebruary 21, 2009

Michael Crabtree, the top wide receiver in this year's NFL draft, is currently down with a stress fracture in his foot.  According to sources it will take him a full six to ten weeks to fully run and do the drills that the combine tests.

With teams always skeptical of drafting players with current injuries, this may open the door for Crabtree to fall down to the Jaguars pick at number eight. 

Expected to take an offensive lineman with the selection, it may be very hard to resist a playmaker as young and accomplished as Crabtree was during his two-year career at Texas Tech.

It will be interesting to see if he actually falls to pick eight, whether or not the Jaguars would select him over an offensive lineman.  With three, maybe four, offensive lineman (Smith, Smith, Monroe, and Oher) expected to go in the top 15, will the Jaguars play it safe with one of those guys, or will they pull the trigger on a possible top wideout in the NFL in a few years.

Personally I would take Crabtree with the eighth overall pick, if he were to fall that far.  He is too much of a talent to pass up on, and with really no indication that the Jaguars are going to go after a big name wide receiver this offseason, he is a guy they will need.

The second round can be a round for Jacksonville the start getting more talent on the offensive line as there will be a few good lineman left to choose from.

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