Friday, April 20, 2012
Polian doesn't think Jags suffer at No. 7
By Paul Kuharsky
ESPN analyst Bill Polian, the former architect of the Indianapolis Colts, Carolina Panthers and Buffalo Bills, isn’t co-signing the theory that the Jaguars are in a tough spot at No. 7.
Some view the top of the draft as having six elite players: Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III, Trent Richardson, Matt Kalil, Morris Claiborne and Justin Blackmon.
If those are the first six off the board, what would that mean for the Jaguars?
In a media conference call, Polian said he thinks the quarterbacks and Richardson are the top three players in the draft, and that there is then plenty of top-flight talent all the way down to about No. 20.
“There are guys with really good skills sets, really good measurables, beyond those six,” Polian said.
The Jaguars can find a pass-rusher or a receiver who will help them at No. 7, Polian said.
The one thing that could provide a surprise in the draft is the number of defensive linemen who will fly off the board in the first round, Polian said.