March 18, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley arrives for the annual NFL meetings at the Arizona Biltmore. Mandatory Credit: Casey Sapio-USA TODAY Sports

2013 NFL Draft: Jacksonville Jaguars Team Needs


Jaguars Team Needs

#1: Quarterback

It is very likely that Blaine Gabbert will be given any and every opportunity to win the starting job, even though he was arguably the worst starting quarterback in the league last year. The Jaguars must bring in some form of competition.

Potential Draft Fixes: Tyler Bray, Tyler Wilson, and EJ Manuel

#2: Defensive Line:

I decided to just put defensive line as a need because the Jaguars need help along the entire defensive line. While Jason Babin will likely help improve the edge pass rush and free up some pressure on Jeremy Mincey and Andre Branch, they still need another legitimate edge rusher, and someone who can fit the “hybrid” position in Gus Bradley’s defense.. And at defensive tackle Terrance Knighton left in free agency, and Tyson Alalu has never lived to the expectations of being a Top 10 Draft pick.

Potential Draft Fixes: Star Louteleli, Jonathan Hankins, Dion Jordan, and Barkevious Mingo

#3: Defensive Back

The Jaguars defense ranked in the bottom half of the league last year, and their top two Cornerbacks Rashean Mathis and Derek Cox are free agents, the latter now with San Diego. Dwight Lowery is sub par and needs to be upgraded.

Potential Draft Fixes: Jonathan Banks, Logan Ryan, and Jordan Poyer

#4: Outside Linebacker

Daryl Smith is one of the most underrated players in the NFL, but did struggle with injuries most of last year and is a free agent. Meanwhile the other outside linebacker spot is completely up for grabs.

Potential Draft Fixes: Jarvis Jones, Arthur Brown, and Jelani Jenkins

#5: Offensive Guard/Center

As many sacks as the Jaguars gave up last year, they do have an elite left tackle in Eugene Monroe. The big problem is the interior of the offensive line, Will Rackley is a huge bust that should never have been a second round pick, and Center Brad Meester is a free agent and not that good anyways.

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