Torry Holt Signing May Change Jaguars' Draft Strategy

David NelsonCorrespondent IIIApril 21, 2009

NEW ORLEANS - NOVEMBER 11:  Torry Holt #81 of the St. Louis Rams celebrates after a touchdown by Randy McMichael #84 against the New Orleans Saints on November 11, 2007 at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Rams defeated the Saints 37-29.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

The Jaguars finally reached a deal with free agent wide receiver Torry Holt on Monday. 

Although he may no longer be the Torry Holt of years past, he is still a great addition to this team given their weak wide receiving corps.

Does adding Holt mean that the Jaguars will still feel the need to grab a wide receiver in the first round?  It might.

However, it also might give the impression that this acquisition means the Jaguars will wait on a wide receiver until the second round.

The Jaguars had reported interest in guys such as Jeremy Maclin, Percy Harvin, and Michael Crabtree in the first round.

Crabtree, out of these players, is definitely the stud of the bunch and wouldn't be passed on.  It's the fact that he will more than likely be long-gone before the Jaguars pick (eighth overall) that indicates the Jaguars may not possibly reach for one of the other wide receivers, and may actually select the best available player, who will more than likely be B.J. Raji.

Raji is the perfect fit for this team, and could be the answer for a defense that struggled tremendously last season.

All of this is assuming the Jaguars do select with their current pick, eighth overall. 

There is still the tremendous possibility of the Jaguars trading back with a team to gain, possibly, another second or third round pick. 

With their second round pick, there is a great chance that this team can still grab a very good wide receiver.  Percy Harvin's stock is falling weekly, and although he is a long-shot, he could possibly be there.  The guy I like is Kenny Britt from Rutgers.  He is the perfect size, has great speed, and has great hands.  He could be a future star.

There is a great crop of wide receivers in this year's draft, and because of that the Jaguars probably will wait until at least the second round to draft one (unless Crabtree falls to eight somehow).

The draft is right around the corner, and it should be a good one with the amount of talent in this year's pool of prospects.