1. Find a Franchise QB
You may notice a trend start to develop here. Bad teams tend to need good quarterbacks. It is impossible to succeed in the NFL without a good quarterback, and Dave Caldwell knows it.
So, does he believe Blaine Gabbert or Chad Henne is the long-term solution? Well, Gabbert has refused to improve since being drafted. He is timid in the pocket, makes ill-advised throws and has already wasted too much of Jacksonville's time.
Henne, meanwhile, may not be the franchise guy, but he is a serviceable "stop-gap" solution until Caldwell brings in his leading man.
2. Stick to the decision to avoid Tebow
Caldwell's opening press conference was nothing short of epic. The way in which he quickly and defiantly shot down any chance of Tim Tebow joining the Jaguars was a great way to assert his control of the team.
Now that he has made that proclamation, Caldwell must stand by it. He cannot change his mind and give in to Tebowmania. If he does, it will look like he does not have firm control over his job or Jacksonville's front office.
3. Look for a defensive end...again
Jacksonville has been down this road before (here's looking at you Derrick Harvey). The Jaguars need pass-rushers that can cause problems off the edge and get to the quarterback.
No team in the NFL had fewer sacks than Jacksonville this past season. Jason Babin showed some signs of life, but even if he can sustain his play, one good defensive end is not enough.
Jeremy Mincey struggled and so did Andre Branch, It's always a risky proposition, but the Jaguars have to find an elite pass-rusher in the draft.
4. Find a shutdown cornerback
The Jaguars ranked 22nd in the NFL against the pass because there were simply not enough playmakers in the secondary, particularly at cornerback. Rashean Mathis is 32 years old, Aaron Ross struggles when he does not have help over the top and Derek Cox has battled too many injuries.
Can Jacksonville find a great cornerback in the draft? Could Caldwell possibly pull off the trade of the century and bring Darrelle Revis to Jacksonville?
Whatever route Caldwell takes, it needs to end with a new No. 1 cornerback on the depth chart.
5. Draft Jarvis Jones
This one goes at the bottom of the list because it is more of wishful thinking than anything else. We already said Jacksonville needs pass-rushers, particularly at the defensive end position, but outside linebacker is not exactly a strength right now and Jarvis Jones should be available with the No. 2 pick in the draft.
Jones is one of the few players in this year's class that truly stands out. He is explosive, instinctive and can make plays everywhere on the field. If the Jaguars want to make a draft pick that truly gets the fanbase excited, then Jones is the way to go.