Wednesday, February 19, 2014
RTC: Mayock says Jags go QB/pass-rusher
By Michael DiRocco
NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock falls in line with most of the other draft analysts: He sees the Jaguars going quarterback or pass-rusher with the No. 3 overall pick in the upcoming NFL draft.
But, as Hays Carlyon of the Florida Times-Union writes, there's no slam dunk among the quarterbacks, so what the Jaguars do depends on how much GM David Caldwell grows to like one of the QBs over the next several months.
"Do they fall in love with one of those three quarterbacks, and is he available at three?" Mayock said. "That's the first question. The second need after quarterback becomes an edge rusher. At three, depending on the quarterback situation, if their guys isn't there [Jadeveon] Clowney or [Khalil] Mack makes a ton of sense to me."
Mayock also had several other things to say about the Jaguars during a conference call on Tuesday. He said offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch is one of the league's better young quarterback coaches, likes right guard Austin Pasztor, and said the Jaguars also need to address the interior of the offensive line.
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If the Jaguars do want to draft a quarterback, they apparently will only have to worry about what the Houston Texans do with the top pick in the draft. St. Louis coach Jeff Fischer said Tuesday that Sam Bradford will continue to be the Rams' starter, which all but assures that the Rams aren't going to take a quarterback with the No. 2 pick.
Baltimore left tackle Eugene Monroe, who was acquired this past season in a trade with the Jaguars, is scheduled to be a free agent next month. He is the latest player to say there are no hometown discounts.
NFL Network's Elliott Harrison sees the Jaguars as potential suitors for free agents Jared Allen and Jason Hatcher.