Jaguars sitting in prime position for QB-seekers

AP

The Jaguars might want a quarterback of their own.

But Jags GM David Caldwell also has a chance to offer anyone else their pick of passers.

Since Florida State’s E.J Manuel was the only quarterback taken in the first round (16th, to the Bills), every other passer remains on the board for teams to sleep on.

As Florio mentioned earlier today, the Jaguars were targeting either Syracuse’s Ryan Nassib or Southern Cal’s Matt Barkley with the 33rd pick. Now, they have a choice.

But the needy teams might want to get to West Virginia’s Geno Smith or N.C. State’s Mike Glennon, and might make them an offer they can’t refuse.

At this stage, the Jags could move down and still get their choice of Nassib or Barkley, and get a little something to boot.

34 responses to “Jaguars sitting in prime position for QB-seekers

  1. Jags should get as many picks as possible. Move down. None of these qbs are franchise changers

  2. Why do the Jags pick first in round two instead of the Chiefs (or whoever has the pick they traded to the 49ers)?

  3. It’s the night before Christmas in Jax. Keenan Allen, Damontre Moore, Zach Ertz, Matt Barkley, all sitting there.

    I still think that Moore is the second best prospect in this draft after Joeckel, and Allen isn’t far behind those two.

    And hey, I was right about Manuel being the top QB picked!

  4. “Why do the Jags pick first in round two instead of the Chiefs (or whoever has the pick they traded to the 49ers)?”

    Teams that end with the same record rotate positions in subsequent rounds of the draft. So it’s like this:

    Round 1: Chiefs, Jags
    Round 2: Jags, Chiefs
    Round 3: Chiefs, Jags
    Round 4: Jags, Chiefs

    And so on. If more than two, then each one steps up in future rounds, with the top one being rotated back to the bottom. That’s to keep things a bit fairer.

    Both the Chiefs and Jags finished the season 2-14.

    (And come on, folks, some people don’t know this stuff. Give them an answer, don’t just do a thumbs down. I have friends who try to follow football and don’t understand this point.)

  5. The jags are set up pretty well here. Either way, they probably wont be too competitive next season. So they can get their QB and field a promising young offense w/ a bad defense, and be in play for Clowney next season. Or they can trade down and/or go defense (I like Tank @33) and be in play for a top QB next season.

    I trust that Caldwell has a master plan, and you know they’re going to be building a good foundation this year and next. Right now he just has to choose if his next piece will be the QB, pass rusher or corner.

  6. We are QB- seekers! This is like Christmas! The first draft by
    Caldwell is already better than all of Gene’s combined! Take Geno and dump Blaine. He can’t be any worse than Blaine and we will not be forced to watch Blaine like the dude in A Clock Work Orange.

  7. RE:
    rg3bionicknee says: Apr 25, 2013 11:56 PM

    Why do the Jags pick first in round two instead of the Chiefs (or whoever has the pick they traded to the 49ers)?

    …because they both had the same record and KC got 1st by tie-breaker…they flip spots in rd. 2

  8. KC and Jax had identical records last year. KC got first overall due to weaker SOS, but then they flip-flop in subsequent rounds.

  9. rg3bionicknee says: Apr 25, 2013 11:56 PM

    Why do the Jags pick first in round two instead of the Chiefs (or whoever has the pick they traded to the 49ers)?

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    Since they had the same record and the Chiefs won the #1 pick on tie-breakers, the two teams alternate the top pick for all the remaining rounds.

  10. rg3bionicknee says: Apr 25, 2013 11:56 PM

    Why do the Jags pick first in round two instead of the Chiefs (or whoever has the pick they traded to the 49ers)?

    Both teams went 2-14, apparently the chiefs owned the tie breaker so the Jags have first pick in 2nd round. I hope we trade back and aquire more picks. I’m very pleased with the first pick.

  11. AP is reporting that Jags plan to draft best player available the whole way through and have no plans of drafting QB here. They also want to trade down. Smart!

  12. “Why do the Jags pick first in round two instead of the Chiefs (or whoever has the pick they traded to the 49ers)?”

    Why are people downvoting you for asking a question?

    It’s because they had identical records. KC got the first pick because they had an easier schedule. After that it alternates. JAX gets 1st pick in the 2nd, KC (SF’s now) 1st pick in the 3rd, JAX 1st in the 4th, etc.

  13. Since KC & Jacksonville had the same record last season, they flipped a coin to determine who got the 1st pick. KC won, so they alternate 1st & 2nd picks all the way through each round of the draft.

  14. did you hear that after the 1st round of the draft was over, Former WV QB Geno Smith, refused to be interviewed by ESPN’s Suzy Kulver and his representatives said, he is leaving New York in the morning and not hanging around to be drafted in the 2nd round or later…. Mr. Geno Smith, obviously got some bad advice when he was told he would be drafted in the first 15 picks, so he decided to come to New York City, to come up on stage to hold up a jersey with Roger Goodell…. now the poor sport is going home to sulk because he did not get drafted in the 1st round like he wanted to… think about it… did Tom Brady (6th round) or Joe Montana (3rd round) get drafted in the 1st round of the NFL draft? Heck no, and they are both multiple Superbowl winners and sure fire Hall of Famers.

  15. I think Geno Smiths reaction by the end of day 1, makes the Bills choice a little more palatable.

  16. There are some good players on the board, who aren’t QBs, partially as a result of reaches by a few teams in the first round. But if they trade back too far there may not be.

  17. It seems the way Geno Smith acted practically in tears with every pick that wasn’t him….there’s a reason why he didn’t go in the first round I mean if the guy is emotionally devastated not going in the first round of the nfl draft wait till he throws his first interception

  18. Thought they were happy with Gabbert?
    LOL JK who could Be happy with Gabbert Other than fanboy “thegreatgabbert”

  19. Because the jags & chefs had the same awful 2-14 record last year. They have a tie breaker to see who selects #1 in rd 1 but then they flip it each rounder after.

  20. Why do the Jags pick first in round two instead of the Chiefs (or whoever has the pick they traded to the 49ers)?

    ——————-

    Their record was tied and Chiefs won the tie breaker to get the first overall pick. I was unaware but they said last night that in the event they switch places for round 2… the 9ers traded up with dallas in the middle of the first round.

  21. The Jags are not drafting a QB at 33rd. I would bet money on it. I don’t think Caldwell believes enough in any of those 3 to risk which basically is a late 1st round pick on it. And for the record, if any of the other teams believed in them that much they wouldn’t be there now. There are plenty of QB needy teams.

    He is building a foundation and you don’t take a QB just because you need one if you don’t truly believe in him. You pick the best players that you need for this year and work on fixing the QB position next year when there is a better crop coming out to select one. Right now we have a really good LT and just selected another tackle who has the potential to even better perhaps. Our OL was a turnstile last year so they have definitely improved it. We have improved our backup running back position with Forsett. I think most of the rest of the draft picks are all defensive. If Nassib or Barkley fall to the 3rd round, Caldwell may consider either of them but it’s hard to imagine they will fall that far.

    I don’t like Geno especially if he can’t handle the pressure that he wasn’t picked in the first round. That’s childish and we need a man, not a 10 year old. Gabbert may not be a good QB right now but he played with a torn labrum for 5 weeks with 300 lb linemen absolutely trying to hammer him. And he has had personal hatred spewed his way for the last year by fans and by the media–especially local media. I don’t have doubts about Gabbert’s ability to take pressure. Smith’s reaction definitely raises my doubts. I’ll take what we have and if it doesn’t work out this year, get our guy next year.

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