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Friday, April 26, 2013
Report: Jaguars target CB with No. 33

By Paul Kuharsky

I’m pleased to hear the Jaguars aren’t leaning toward a quarterback with the first pick of the NFL draft's second round tonight.

I’m wishy-washy on the guy reportedly in line to be drafted 33rd overall.

Gil Brandt of NFL.com tweeted that Mississippi State corner Johnthan Banks looks like he’ll be the choice. 

Banks fits one thing the Jaguars want in their corners -- he’s big at 6-foot-2, 185 pounds. He’s got a lot of experience playing against top-level competition in the SEC. His 4.61 40 time at the combine dropped his stock.

I’m intrigued by Johnathan Cyprien, the strong safety from Florida International.

The Jaguars cut overpayed Dawan Landry and have a blank spot at the position, just as they do at cornerback beyond Mike Harris.

The Eagles and Jets are reportedly looking to move up for a quarterback, and ESPN’s Sal Paolantonio has a strong feeling the Jets' target is Geno Smith.

I don’t know how much of a game-player GM David Caldwell wants to be. But if he could convince the Jets that the Jaguars want Smith at No. 33, he might collect a nice haul of picks and still be able to get Banks or Cyprien.