- Mike DiRocco, ESPN Jacksonville Jaguars reporter
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With the extra time before the NFL draft, something has to fill the time. One of the things is the quarterback-dropping theory.
Instead of two or three teams in the Top 5 taking either Teddy Bridgewater, Johnny Manziel or Blake Bortles, those three players are dropping down the mock draft lists into the middle of the first round. One scenario even has Bridgewater lasting until the first pick in the second round.
While writing about the theory, CBSSports.com's Jason La Canfora says the first team he sees taking a quarterback is Jacksonville at No. 3. The Jaguars went the safe route last season by drafting offensive tackle Luke Joeckel but he expects GM David Caldwell to think long and hard about taking Manziel or Bortles.
La Canfora writes "If I'm picking here, I take Johnny Football, and, after more than just dabbling with the idea of acquiring Tim Tebow a few years back, I wouldn't blame owner Shahid Khan one bit if he was engaged with the concept of having JFF bring his brand to a franchise long-starved for real national appeal."
Here are some additional pieces of Jaguars-related content from around the Web in our Reading the Coverage feature:
The Florida Times-Union's Vito Stellino writes that Denard Robinson is putting his disappointing rookie season behind him and is excited about having a defined role as a running back in 2014.
Stellino also writes that the third day of the draft is critical to the Jaguars' rebuilding process.
In his 2013 NFL draft do-over, NFL.com's Bucky Brooks says the Jaguars should have taken linebacker Kiko Alonso with the No. 2 overall pick and not Joeckel.
CBSSports.com's Pat Kirwan has the Jaguars taking linebacker Khalil Mack in his latest mock draft.
South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier said on The Dan Patrick Show that the Houston Texans have to pick defensive end Jadeveon Clowney with the No. 1 overall pick,
With the extra time before the NFL draft, something has to fill the time. One of the things is the quarterback-dropping theory.Instead of two or three teams in the Top 5 taking either Teddy Bridgewater, Johnny Manziel or Blake Bortles, those three players are dropping down the mock draft lists into the middle of the first round.