Updated Jacksonville Jaguars Draft Need Assessment

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Published: March 28, 2009


... the eighth overall pick in the 2009 NFL draft.

Lots of criticism has been levied at the Jaguars for their questionable use of their first round picks in the last several drafts. These picks have included Matt Jones, Reggie Williams, and Byron Leftwich, none of whom remain in Jacksonville today.

The Jaguars have a big decision to make regarding most effective use of the eighth pick. One the one hand, they can trade down and attempt to accumulate picks in the later rounds of the draft.

On the other hand, the Jaguars can draft the best available player with the eighth pick and then trade that player if he doesn't fit their needs or keep him if he does.

Ideally, the Jaguars would love to acquire a legitimate left tackle with the pick, but chances are there won't be one available who is worthy of the 8th overall selection and the money expected accordingly.

Some candidates are:

Michael Oher:

This boy is big, and he played exceedingly well a...

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