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The Jacksonville Jaguars might have an opportunity to draft a quarterback in the first round two years in a row. If things fall just right, Jacksonville could be selecting in the top five of the 2012 draft. This might put Jacksonville in the position to draft Baylor's Robert Griffin III.
Last season, the Jaguars traded up to draft Blaine Gabbert in the first round. Gabbert's rookie season has many questioning his potential as a starting quarterback. He showed very little promise and development. It appears that he is still struggling with the same problems that he did in college.
It will be very difficult Gene Smith to justify selecting a quarterback in the first round in back-to-back drafts. However, Griffin III possesses more upside than Gabbert and would be worth the risk. The NFL is a league decided by quarterback play.
This season's play of Cam Newton shows that finding the right quarterback can spur a quick turnaround. Gene Smith will ultimately decide to not draft another quarterback, which will impact the future of this football team.