Jaguars Will Focus on Defense and Quarterback in Thursday’s Draft

The NFL draft is just over a day away, and the Jaguars are likely making final preparations for their pick. The Jaguars will be picking 16th tomorrow evening, and it is likely that they will address the defensive side of the ball throughout the draft.

The only other major area for the Jaguars to address seems to be the quarterback position. Since drafting Byron Leftwich in 2003, the Jaguars have neglected to draft a quarterback.

The Jaguars could very possibly decide to take a quarterback with the 16th pick of the draft. Jake Locker may be available, and guys like Colin Kaepernick and Christian Ponder will almost certainly be available. Earlier this week, I took part in a collaborative mock draft with the writers at Big Cat Country, and if I learned anything at all from it, there won’t be many solid quarterback prospects left when the Jaguars pick in the 2nd round.

The other area the Jaguars will likely address is the defensive side of the ball. The Jaguars had one of the worst secondaries in the NFL in 2010, but this draft class isn’t particularly deep in that regard this year. The other problem the Jaguars have is finishing up their rebuilding of the defensive line.

When the Jaguars do decide to address the defense, I expect them to target linemen. This draft class is very deep at those positions, and that benefits the Jaguars greatly. The Jaguars have many more needs, but they should be able to address their two most pressing needs in a big way this weekend.

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