The Perfect Draft: Jacksonville

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The Perfect Draft: Jacksonville

Coming into this year's draft, Jacksonville has two major needs: the offensive line, and wide receivers.  These are two positions that if luck rolls with us come draft day can be resolved in the first two rounds.  Here is a look at if the draft rolls the Jaguar's way, would result in the perfect draft for this team:

Round one will and should go to an offensive lineman. Andre Smith's stock is dropping daily, but he is still worthy of a top ten pick. Eugene Monroe and Jason Smith are two guys that now look like they may be taken before him. 

Regardless of what happens on draft day, one of these three will be in a Jaguars uniform next year. Every time I narrow it down to one I'd like, the other two sound just as good. As long as we grab one of these three, our left tackle problem should be solved. If I had to pick one, I would hope to see Eugene Monroe available for our pick at eight.

The second round features tons of talent as proven last year.  Although the possibility is very small, I am hoping that North Carolina star receiver Hakeem Nicks drops to us in the second round. 

After watching last year's draft and seeing all the wide receivers projected to land in the first round not go until the second round, it gives me hope he will fall in our lap at pick forty. 

I saw this kid against Connecticut this year and he is an unbelievable talent as he proved in UNC's bowl game where he went for over 200 yards. He could end up being the possible number one receiver we need so badly. 

The third round should go to the running back position. The ideal guy to land for us at pick seventy-two may possibly be Michigan State star, Javon Ringer. Another guy who could possibly be there is Iowa running back, Shonn Green. Either of these guys would be a great dual-threat along side Maurice Jones-Drew. 

The fourth round belongs to drafting a defensive back.  Either cornerback or safety, which ever prospect at their position is rated higher on the Jaguar's draft board.  Guys who may possibly be here are Missouri safety William Moore, and USC cornerback Cary Harris.

Either of these guys would be a great pick up in the fourth round. I would like to see us get Moore because of the lack of depth we have at safety. With Sensabaugh gone, we hopefully need to fill the void in free agency (Gibril Wilson?).

In the fifth round I would love it if quarterback Pat White from West Virginia is still available. He is such a great athlete that he can end up being such a great asset to any team. Perhaps he can increase his arm strength and accuracy to stay at quarterback or play wide receiver. He is such a fine athlete that he won't last past the fifth round.  Hopefully he'll make it this far.

The sixth round needs to go to the offensive line. We need more depth incase of injury like last year. I really like Lydon Murtha from Nebraska. He ran a sub 5.0 40-yard dash at the combine and looks like a nice developmental offensive lineman that could add great depth. He is 6'7" and over 300 pounds. Great size and speed, he could be a steal in the sixth round.

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