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Jaguars Draft Notebook: So far, no interest in QBs

Jaguars Draft Notebook: So far, no interest in QBs

This was a very good draft for Jaguars quarterbacks Blaine Gabbert and Chad Henne. The Jaguars didn’t draft a quarterback in the first three rounds, and it’s unlikely a player drafted later than that can come in and win the starting job. General manag
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  • Jacksonville Jaguars, apparently content with Blaine Gabbert, k…

    Jacksonville Jaguars, apparently content with Blaine Gabbert, keep passing on quarterbacks

    Maybe the Jacksonville Jaguars have a fantastic long-term plan at quarterback. But this is the franchise that drafted a punter last year when Russell Wilson was available. That's one of the most indefensible picks in many years considering Blaine Gabber…
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  • Gene Frenette: Easy with Luke Joeckel-Tony Boselli comparisons

    Gene Frenette: Easy with Luke Joeckel-Tony Boselli comparisons

    jacksonville.com Apr 26, 2013
    From a physique and looks standpoint, there's no question Jaguars first-round draft choice Luke Joeckel reminds people of Tony Boselli when he came to Jacksonville as the No. 2 overall pick in 1995. Any comparison, however, should probably end there for…
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  • Big names come off the board on Day 2 of draft

    Big names come off the board on Day 2 of draft

    CNNSI.com Apr 26, 2013
    The Jacksonville Jaguars have made Florida International safety Jonathan Cyprien the first pick of the second round of the NFL draft on Friday.
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  • The Second Round: Picks 33-37

    The Second Round: Picks 33-37

    yahoo.com Apr 26, 2013
    33. Jacksonville Jaguars: Jonathan Cyprien, S, Florida International -- Perhaps the steal of the draft. Should have been a first-rounder. At 6-foot-0 and 217 pounds, Cyprien has the valuable ability to play front-half and back-half coverage with relativ…
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  • Second-round options for AFC South

    Second-round options for AFC South

    ESPN.com Apr 26, 2013
    Steve Muench and Kevin Weidl of Scouts Inc. have produced a second-round mock draft, so let’s have a look at what they expect out of the AFC South. 33) Jacksonville Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia My thought: I’m not sold on the Jaguars going quarterbac
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  • Jags Reportedly Leaning Towards Banks Or Nassib In Round Two

    Jags Reportedly Leaning Towards Banks Or Nassib In Round Two

    jaguarsgab.com Apr 26, 2013
    Earlier Gil Brandt of NFL.com reported that the Jaguars were leaning toward Mississippi State cornerback Johnthan Banks with the 33rd pick in the draft. The Jaguars also have interest in Syracuse quarterback Ryan Nassib, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network and …
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  • The second pick in the NFL draft might pocket more than #1, and…

    The second pick in the NFL draft might pocket more than #1, and other financial oddities

    Plenty of draft observers shook their heads sadly at the sight of Texas A&M offensive tackle Luke Joeckel going to the woebegone Jacksonville Jaguars at No. 2, rather than the on-the-rise Kansas City Chiefs at No. 1. But Joeckel might have as many a…
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  • Nuggets on new guys in the AFC South

    Nuggets on new guys in the AFC South

    ESPN.com Apr 26, 2013
    Some quality nuggets from ESPN Stats & Info on the AFC South’s first round: The Jaguars’ sixth straight year drafting in the top 10 tied the longest streak in the Common Draft Era according to Elias Sports Bureau. Eric Fisher (first to Kansas City) an
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  • Round Two Mock Draft

    Round Two Mock Draft

    profootballtalk.com Apr 26, 2013
    After assessing each team’s draft needs, offensive and defensive approaches and the prospects still left on the board, here is PFT’s Round Two mock draft: 33. Jaguars: Cornerback Johnthan Banks, Mississippi State 34. 49ers: Nose tackle John Jenkins, G
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  • GM: 49ers “Absolutely” have a player targeted at 34

    GM: 49ers “Absolutely” have a player targeted at 34

    profootballtalk.com Apr 26, 2013
    The Jaguars are open for business with the 33rd pick in the Draft, tonight’s first. But the 49ers are ready to turn in a card. General manager Trent Baalke, the owner of the No. 34 pick (via Kansas City, through the Alex Smith deal) said he’ll leave h
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  • Luke Joeckel was No. 1 on Jaguars' board, GM says

    Luke Joeckel was No. 1 on Jaguars' board, GM says

    jacksonville.com Apr 26, 2013
    When owner Shad Khan interviewed Dave Caldwell for the general manager’s job last January, he asked him which player was the best in the draft. Caldwell’s answer was offensive tackle Luke Joeckel. That explains why Caldwell was smiling after the Kansa
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  • Video - Mike Mayock's Day 2 draft winners 01:16

    Mike Mayock's Day 2 draft winners

    Apr 26
    NFL draft guru Mike Mayock says two teams with new general managers have had the best drafts so far, especially cashing in on the second day.
  • Video - Jacksonville Jaguars draft Johnathan Cyprien No. 33 in 2013 NFL Draft 01:39

    Jacksonville Jaguars draft Johnathan Cyprien No. 33 in 2013 NFL Draft

    Apr 26
    The Jacksonville Jaguars draft Florida International safety Johnathan Cyprien with the first pick of the second round in the 2013 NFL Draft.
  • Video - Luke Joeckel on Jacksonville Jaguars cam 03:12

    Luke Joeckel on Jacksonville Jaguars cam

    Apr 26
    Jacksonville Jaguars tackle Luke Joeckel joins "2013 NFL Draft Kickoff" to talk about his new team and how it feels to be done with the draft.

Sports Columnists

  • 2013 NFL draft -- Second-day winners, losers

    Apr 26
    On a day the Packers took care of business at the 2013 NFL draft, Matt Barkley's freefall reached new depths, writes John Clayton.
  • Don Banks: 2013 NFL second-round mock draft

    Apr 26
    NEW YORK -- With all the quarterbacks that remain there for the picking, and the unfinished Manti Te'o saga, Friday night's second round has a chance to be as interesting as Thursday night's first round was unpredictable. I can't really recall a second …
  • Peter King: Looking back on a strange first round, ahead to a starry secon…

    Apr 26
    ST. LOUIS -- After the strangest first round of an NFL draft that I have seen, here's a look at the bizarro-world day-one (yes: Justin Pugh and Travis Frederick; no: Geno Smith and Matt Barkley) and a look ahead to a second day that will be starrier tha…
  • Don Banks: With GM seats burning, Bills and Dolphins go bold; more Snaps

    Apr 26
    NEW YORK -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight as we digest a less-than-riveting first round of the NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall ...