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Thursday, April 25, 2013
My QB draft strategy for the Jaguars

By Paul Kuharsky

If the Jacksonville Jaguars don’t draft a quarterback at all in the next three days, I’ll be just fine with that.

I certainly hope they won’t be using the second overall pick on one tonight.

I’ve not done intensive research on the top guys, but I have developed a strategy I’d employ if I were the Jaguars and I was determined to come out of the draft with a signal-caller.

I’d draw a line after the first four guys -- Geno Smith, Ryan Nassib, Matt Barkley and EJ Manuel. I want to draft one of those guys and add him to my team.

I’d let the first three get drafted, and then I'd make a move to trade up to get the one who's left. He would be the cheapest in terms of draft cost, he would be the cheapest in terms of contract and I think he’d have roughly the same odds of panning out.

That’s a safe route. A miss wouldn't do a great deal of damage. A hit could produce a solid reward. In a year where there are no guarantees, it's a way to admit as much and still be a player.