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Dre Kirkpatrick/Justin Blackmon


I was reading through some sports news today, and I saw some interesting things regarding draft prospects that could affect who the jags draft. I'm just going to put what I read in quotes

"For Kirkpatrick, one off-the-field issue surfaced when he was charged with marijuana possession. The charges were dropped after the driver of a car in which he was a passenger signed an affidavit saying the marijuana was his and Kirkpatrick did not know it was there. That won’t drop him out of the first round, as North Alabama cornerback Janoris Jenkins’ three arrests and dismissal from Florida could."

Read more at Jacksonville.com: http://jacksonville.com/sports/football/jaguars/2012-02-28/story/lsus-claiborne-alabamas-kirkpatrick-could-appeal-jaguars#ixzz1nu7Zxqkg

So basically he wasn't the one smoking marijuana, and it wasn't his so it's probably just not making the best friends. Like I said in a comment before, even if it was his, I don't think that too much stock should be put into it because at my high school a bunch of kids smoke weed (I don't though). It's definitely not a good thing, but I'm just saying that even if he does it shouldn't matter too much.

Another article that I read was from bleacherreport, so I don't know how trustworthy it is since I don't watch too much game tape.

"The Jaguars need a wide receiver---- this much is painfully obvious. Alshon Jeffery is the higher rated player on my board, but he's not a great fit in Mike Mularkey's offense or for what quarterback Baline Gabbert does best. Gabbert's strength is anticipating routes and throwing underneath, something Blackmon excelled at when playing for the Cowboys of Oklahoma State."

Again, I don't know how accurate that is, but if it is then could Blackmon be the right pick if he falls to us? Personally I wouldn't really want to draft a wide receiver in the first round, especially one that doesn't have great size or speed. Especially with the depth of this year's crop, I definitely think we should wait until the second and third rounds. I think that Blackmon will, based on my minimal knowledge of the two, be kind of like a poor man's Larry Fitzgerald. They both have great hands and run routes well and aren't really fast, but Larry Fitzgerald is about two inches taller.

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