Thursday, April 15, 2010
How I See It: AFC South Stock Watch
By Paul Kuharsky
Jaguars’ ticket situation: Yes, they should have a boost after the draft, out of OTAs and minicamp and again as the season approaches. The community pushes being made are a strong effort, but being honest the response so far rates as steady but underwhelming. The Jaguars still need to sell roughly 12,000 tickets a game to get to the point where they won’t have home games blacked out. It seems like an awfully tall order.
The value of the Jaguars' pick at No. 10: My sense is the league sees the Jaguars as a prime trading partner. Perhaps you'll want to move up for a big-name skill player like C.J. Spiller or Jimmy Clausen, or rangy safety Earl Thomas. Maybe you'll want to get in position for a top offensive tackle. Jacksonville’s phone number is the one you may be calling. Gene Smith would like to move back and gain additional picks as the team is minus its second-rounder. Jacksonville is confident it can still get an impact guy later in the first round.