Jaguars not expected to go QB at No. 33


With the 33rd pick in the 2013 NFL draft, the Jacksonville Jaguars do not plan to pick a quarterback.

In a piece of good news for Blaine Gabbert and bad news for Jacksonville fans who want a change, PFT’s Mike Florio is hearing that the Jaguars do not plan to draft a quarterback with the first pick in tonight’s second round. The buzz is that the Jaguars want to bolster the secondary by selecting either Florida International safety Jonathan Cyprien or Mississippi State cornerback Johnthan Banks.

The Jaguars have had all day to field calls and talk trade, and there’s still a good chance that they’ll make a trade with a team that covets Geno Smith, Matt Barkley or Ryan Nassib. So there’s still plenty of intrigue about quarterbacks at the top of the second round.

But if the Jaguars don’t pull the trigger on a trade, look for them to draft defense.

24 responses to “Jaguars not expected to go QB at No. 33

  1. Of course not, don’t you know? Haven’t you heard? This is Gabbert’s breakout year! Oh, what, that was last year. (scratches head)

  2. I don’t expect that Gabbert will shock anyone this year. I do, however think that it is best to shore up every thing around him (on both sides), and see how it goes. Next year, the QBs should be better..Plus we might still be able to get another in the third round.

  3. This team has so many major needs that they’re smart if they hold off on a QB until the late rounds–or next year.

  4. wludford is right build the other roster spots. Let Blaine get killed this year and then toss him next year.

    Trade back for additional picks and/or young players!

  5. Im not sure Gabbert will even beat out Henne. Henne had more production in 6 games last year than Gabbert had in 10. Even Blackmons production picked up with Henne in. Not that Henne is all that…

  6. This is smart. Teams like the 49ers and Seahawks created the blueprint for rebuilding and not reaching for a QB in the first. Drafting for talent and then plugging in a young gun at the QB position after already having an established offensive line and skill position players.

  7. The jags are building a team this year to draft a Qb with the first overall pick next year however Jets are giving them a run with the team they are building this year

  8. Jag fans…. Trust in Gus Bradley. Seriously, the guy has seen it done wrong and he has seen it done right, all within the last 4 years.

    Expect to see him re-build in 3 ways.

    1. Speed at every position. Speed over so-called “skill”.

    2. A LT to anchor the OL for years to come.

    3. A running game that is hard nosed but can read a defense as well as any QB and pick up the blitz. (Marshawn Lynch’s secret skill.)

    If Gab isn’t your QB, be patient for a year or two and he’ll go get you one. But he’ll make sure to have pieces in place around him first. Nothing will kill a young QB faster than tossing him into a situation where he’ll get killed his first year. Look no further than your own team the past 2 years.

    The Jag nation is going to see some really cool things in the years ahead. Enjoy the ride. And remember…speed wins. 🙂

  9. And with the #1 pick of the 2014 Draft, the Jacksonville Jaguars select, Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville….

  10. I’m not ready to write off Gabbert yet, but I wouldn’t be counting on him to emerge (although we tend to forget that, in the past, it took QB’s a few years to develop).

    That said, I think this is the right move, and I think Caldwell is following the model that his previous employer, the 49ers, set. The Niners let Alex Smith stick around when a new regime could’ve easily cut bait and tried for a high QB pick. Instead, they built their team surrounding the QB, while waiting to find their guy. It is my opinion (haven’t really followed all that closely to know for sure) that they probably didn’t care all that much what Alex Smith did – they were just buying time. If he excelled, then it turns into a fortunate situation. If not, they built their team and eventually added their QB of the future.

    I think Caldwell will give Gabbert a shot, but my guess is that his expectations aren’t high. Rather, he’ll build the surrounding team and either find a 3rd or later round QB or draft one next year. And … considering all their needs, I think this is the right move. This isn’t that exciting a QB class and if they don’t see a raw asset they really love, like the Niners did with Kaepernick, go ahead and build the team around it first.

  11. Good plan, Gabbert is going to shock ALOT of people this season. I’m not even a Jaguars fan, I have faith in this guy

    this is your brain on drugs!!!

  12. i was hoping my colts would trade with them and take cyprien, that guy is gonna be a BALLER!! dont let the small school fool ya

  13. I would be all for taking a QB if there was one worth taking. Nobody in this draft is significantly better than Gabbert. Next year. First round. The pick will be a QB. This year.. It’s about starting to fix the rest of the team.

  14. If they take Cyprien Jerry Jones will have made another costly mistake with his choice…once again

  15. They can get by with Henne for another year. Its not like they’re going anywhere next season with or without a QB from this class.

  16. I’d love to see Jax trade Monroe for the ‘phins 2nd and trade MJD for a 4th. Draft Lacy, & a TE finally giving the offense some life. 2 good WR’s, 2 TE’s, and a young workhorse RB.

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