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Thursday, March 6, 2014
McShay Mock 3.0 reax: Jaguars

By Michael DiRocco

The Jaguars need a quarterback and they end up with the best one in the draft in Todd McShay’s latest mock draft, which was released Thursday morning.

The ESPN and Scouts Inc. analyst predicts the Jaguars will take Louisville’s Teddy Bridgewater with the No. 3 pick, a scenario that most Jaguars fans have been hoping for since the 2013 college football season began. McShay writes that Bridgewater is the “most NFL-ready and naturally accurate quarterback” in the draft.

McShay has the Jaguars taking Bridgewater because he believes Houston will take Blake Bortles with the top pick and St. Louis will take Jadeveon Clowney with the second pick. Clowney is the player I believe the Jaguars are hoping to take with their pick.

Here is what McShay writes in breaking down the Jaguars’ selection of Bridgewater:
I think that if Clowney drops to this spot, he could be Jacksonville's choice as a guy who could come in and be a difference-maker for that defense, playing something of a hybrid role. But unless Clowney is available, I think the Jaguars will take the best QB available at No. 3. I feel as though Bortles and Bridgewater are the two likeliest options, and with Bortles off the board in this scenario, that means Bridgewater. He is the most NFL-ready and naturally accurate quarterback in this class, and he remains the top QB in our rankings.