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Mock Offseason Version 2.0 (**EDIT 12/13)



I did not plan on doing another mock offseason until aster the Superbowl, but I did not really want to study for finals today, so I decided to do this.

First thing on the list is getting this coaching staff in order. As of late, I have come to the conclusion that offensive minded guy vs. defensive minded guy is irrelevant IMO for the HC spot, because hopefully the coordinators brought in will be the guys really running the respective units. Having said that, as of right now, my coaching staff, in terms of the 3 major positions, for 2012 looks something like this:

  • Head Coach: Mel Tucker
  • Offensive Coordinator: Paul Chryst (OC/QB Coach for the Wisconsin Badgers: not sure if he would come, but I think he presents a solid under-the-radar type guy for the position)
  • Defensive Coordinator: Steve Spagnuolo (This is obviously assuming he gets fired in St. Louis and does not get a HC job elsewhere. This guy was just phenomenal as DC of the Giants, and I really think he could excel with this unit in Jacksonville)

Next comes the current roster, and what to do with the guys on the roster now. I figured why not look at the entire roster, and regardless of current contract, split up the roster into who should have a shot to earn a spot on the 53 man, and who the team should just part ways with. I put 47 guys to come back, and so people in the other group certainly could come back, but for the heck of it, let's just say they do not.

Jaguar as of Training Camp 2012

Not a Jaguar as of Training Camp 2012

LB

Daryl Smith

Paul Posluszny

Clint Session

Kyle Bosworth

Russell Allen

DB

Dwight Lowery

Dawan Landry

Drew Coleman

Courtney Greene

Derek Cox

Will Middleton

Rashean Mathis

Chris Prosinski

Kevin Rutland

Rod Isaac

DL

Matt Roth

Austen Lane

John Chick

Jeremy Mincey

Terrance Knighton

CJ Mosley

Nate Collins

Leger Douzable

Tyson Alualu

OL

Kevin Haslam

Eben Britton

Will Rackley

Uche Nwaneri

Eugene Monroe

Brad Meester

John Estes

Cameron Bradfield

RB/FB

Montell Owens

Maurice Jones-Drew

Dujuan Harris

Greg Jones

Rashad Jennings

WR/TE

Chastin West

Mike Thomas

Trevor Price

Jarrett Dillard

Cecil Shorts

Zach Potter

Marcedes Lewis

QB

Blaine Gabbert

K/LS

Josh Scobee

Jeremy Cain

Charly Martin

Kevin Malast

Jammie Kirlew

Talmadge Jackson

Geoge Bussey

Daniel Baldridge

Terrell Whithead

D'Anthony Smith

Martin Rucker

Brian Robiskie

Richard Murphy

Aaron Morgan

Zach Miller

Aaron Kampman

Nick Harris

Ashton Youboty

Morgan Trent

Akwasi Owusu-Ansah

David Jones

TJ Heath

Mike Lockley

Stephen Franklin

George Selvie

Corey Irvin

Guy Whimper

Jason Spitz

Colin Cloherty

Kassim Osgood

Deji Karim

Brock Bolen

Luke McCown

Dan Lefevour

Next is Free Agency.

  • To be very honest, I just do not see any of the big name WRs coming to JAX. V-Jax stays in SD, Desean ain't coming to JAX, Bowe is staying in KC, Meachem is not going to be worth the $$ he is looking for, and the Colston is staying with Brees in NO. I think looking at "lower tier" guys is the better move, and trying to get a Stevie Johnson or a Harry Douglas. In the end, I say sign Harry Douglas to come in and bolster this group of WRs.
  • Improving the pass rush is still a necessity, and a guy like Cliff Avril could do that. The guy is penalized a lot, and along with Suh probably make up the dirtiest defensive tandem in the NFL, but I think for the right contract he could leave Detroit and team up with the guys in Jacksonville to further improve this already superb defensive unit.

Finally, the draft:(I made some assumptions about how other teams finish, and what pick Jags end up with)

Jags end up with the 6th pick of the first round behind the Colts, Rams, Vikings, Browns, and Redskins. I envision Kalil returning to USC, which means Vikings trade down and a QB needy team gets their QB, presumable RGIII before Jags get him or trade down with the QB needy team. So, the way I see it Jags stay at 6th in the first and for this mock's sake, remain at 6 in every other round.

  1. Morris Claiborne CB: excellent player and should immediately turn this secondary into one the NFL's best.
  2. Mohamed Sanu WR: Dwight Jones figures to be gone, and Sanu is not far behind in terms of talent. Sanu should be that #1 receiver that this team is looking for to help Gabbert develop into the QB that he can be.
  3. Andre Branch DE: Among the late 2nd/early 3rd round DE prospects, Branch is the one who just stands out to me as the best bet as a 4-3 DE in the NFL. I think McClellan from Boise St. and even maybe a guy like Alexander from Oklahoma are viable options, but I still like Branch at the pick most.
  4. Jordan White WR: This guy happens to be a pretty big talent who played at a "lesser" school. I definitely think this is a guy Gene is going to covet greatly and could draft him perhaps as early as the 3rd round.
  5. Josh Ogelsby OT: Solid contributor to the Wisconsin O-Line this year, and could come in and help solidify the Jaguar O-Line.
  6. Austin Davis QB: He is in my eyes a purely developmental type prospect, but I like what he could offer in a backup capacity.

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