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The Jacksonville Jaguars will arguably have the toughest selection to make in the draft. Many think the team should take Robert Griffin to become their franchise quarterback. Some believe the Jags should go with North Carolina's Quinton Coples to improve their shaky defensive line. And others, like me, think Jacksonville's best bet is Oklahoma State's Justin Blackmon.
Although Griffin has franchise quarterback potential and Coples is a very promising defensive prospect, Blackmon would be the most logical pick for a few reasons.
For one, the team mustn't give up on Blaine Gabbert just yet. Sure, he has looked pretty bad. He's completed just 50.5 percent of his passes and he seems extremely fearful of opposing pass rushes. But in defense of the rookie quarterback, he hasn't had much to throw to anyway. When your top wideout is 5'8", it might be pretty hard to get him the ball.
Blackmon is the top wide receiving prospect in the draft. He would finally give Blaine Gabbert a legitimate target to hit in the end zone. He has the size, the speed and the hands to become an elite receiver in the NFL.
Secondly, the team's general manager, Gene Smith, can't admit defeat by taking Robert Griffin. He traded up in last year's draft to get Gabbert and should stick by his man for at least another season. Again, drafting Blackmon would give Gabbert the help he so desperately needs.
But if all else fails with Blaine, the Jags would have a great receiver for the future and could always hope for Matt Barkley next year.