RTC: Jags want 4-5 starters

May, 8, 2014
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Jacksonville Jaguars general manager David Caldwell said his goal is to find four or five eventual starters out of this year's draft, which begins with tonight's first round.

To do that, though, he's going to have to hit on all three picks in the first three rounds, writes the Florida Times-Union's Ryan O'Halloran. The bulk of the Jaguars' 11 picks come in the 105-179 range. They have two in the fourth round, three in the fifth and two in the sixth.

"Things can change quickly in this league and to stay on pace you want to have three [starters taken per draft]," said NFL.com's Daniel Jeremiah, a former scout. "But when you look at teams who turn things around, they have a draft with five starters. That will turn your franchise around really quick."

Here are some additional pieces of Jaguars-related content from around the Web in our Reading the Coverage feature:

SI.com's Don Banks writes that he's heard that Johnny Manziel would not like to play in Jacksonville.

NFL.com's Albert Breer lists the Jaguars among the six teams that can control the draft because of their 11 picks.

O'Halloran also writes that the Jaguars have used the extra two weeks before the draft to comparison shop.

The T-U's Hays Carlyon has the Jaguars taking quarterback Blake Bortles in his final mock draft.

NFL.com's Mike Mayock has the Jaguars taking linebacker Khalil Mack in his mock draft.

CBSSports.com's Pete Prisco has the Jaguars also taking Mack in his final mock draft.

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ESPN Jacksonville Jaguars reporter

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