The Jacksonville Jaguars could have had their pick of any quarterback in the 2013 NFL Draft but they completely bypassed each and every one. Instead, the Jaguars waited until the conclusion of the draft and selected Arizona quarterback Matt Scott. Scott ran a version of the read option last season for the Wildcats while completing 60% of his passes and throwing for 27 touchdowns. Instead of making a risky pick with the second overall selection, Jacksonville made a wise decision and locked in OT Luke Joeckel, a player that should be a benchmark in the starting rotation for at least a decade.
The Jaguars draft focused on adding pieces to their secondary, selecting three corners and two safeties.
Overall, I like the draft Jacksonville had. FS John Cyprien and CB Dwayne Gratz should be immediate starters for them. WR Ace Sanders will be a welcome addition in the slot as well as returning kicks. The wildcard is WR/RB Denard Robinson. There is no doubt Robinson was a spectacular college player, but we’ll have to wait and see what his role will be in the NFL.
Scott is not ready to start by any stretch of the imagination so I suppose that the confidence in Blaine Gabbert the front office voiced in the offseason is genuine. If Gabbert struggles, the team could turn to journeyman Chad Henne. Not the most dynamic situation but perhaps the Jaguars are looking towards 2014 to solve their quarterback situation.