First, about the title: We did this feature last year as Magnificent Seven, which didn’t fit the writer’s lazy persona. It was too much work, and frankly, sometimes it was just too long. We’ll switch to Fabulous Four for now, with the goal to be down to Terrific Two and Wonderful One in no time . . .
Lee Evans, a nine-year veteran and a two-time 1,000-yard receiver, early this week signed as a free agent with the Jaguars. Evans, 31, for much of his career has been considered one of the NFL’s top deep threats, but after being traded from the Buffalo Bills to the Baltimore Ravens during training camp last August, his 2011 season was shorted by injuries. He went through the Jaguars’ three-day voluntary mini-camp this week at EverBank Field, and afterward, took time to talk to jaguars.com senior writer John Oehser.
Right now the Jaguars cornerback situation is dependant on several variables, one of which is Rashean Mathis's recovery from surgery on his torn anterior cruciate ligament. He'll compete with Aaron Ross, who the Jaguars signed in free agency. Derek Cox is in a contract year and is the starter on the other side. He's coming off a fractured tibia from which he's been cleared to practice already. Cox practiced, but was occasionally limited to avoid soreness, this week.
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.