Jaguars owner Shad Khan said last week that there was no reason to keep coy about the team’s plans for the 2014 draft.
“Everybody knows we’re going to draft a quarterback — maybe two,” Khan said.
General Manager Dave Caldwell agreed with the owner that wide receiver Justin Blackmon would be back with the team at some point, but he was a bit more circumspect when it comes to the team’s draft plans.
He said that the team was holding their draft meetings and going through the process right now and said that they were also open to trading the third overall pick should they get an offer that’s to their liking. He also said that a consensus has developed within the building about the players they’d consider with that pick if they don’t trade it.
“There’s a consensus here,” Caldwell said, via the team’s website. “We have a good idea who our top five guys might be, but that’s going to differ from team to team. It’s hard to get a consensus among your own building, and the whole league.”
It would be a great surprise if the Jaguars weren’t looking long and hard at Teddy Bridgewater, Blake Bortles and Johnny Manziel as they put together their draft board. That doesn’t mean they’ll take one if they’re on the board when the Jaguars make their selection. The Blaine Gabbert pick should have taught the organization that not all quarterbacks given high marks before the draft are created equal and the Jags can’t really afford another miss on that level.