Jaguars Post-Draft Needs

The Jacksonville Jaguars have addressed some needs in the NFL Draft, such as wide receiver and defensive end. In the first round of the draft, the Jaguars decided to trade up for wide receiver Justin Blackmon. In the second round, the Jaguars picked up defensive end Andre Branch is expected to play opposite Jeremy Mincey at the other defensive end position. The Jaguars also drafted punter Bryan Anger. While the round Anger was drafted in raised some eyebrows, the Jaguars were in need of a punter.

Football Outsiders and ESPN took a look at each team division by division to see what teams still needed post-draft. Football Outsiders notes the Jaguars still have some concerns on the offensive line.

Jacksonville Jaguars: Offensive line
The Jaguars came into the offseason with a couple of major holes that needed filling: wide receiver and defensive end. After spending their first two picks in the draft on Oklahoma State receiver Justin Blackmon and Clemson defensive end Andre Branch, they have a lot more credibility at those positions. What they didn't address is the offensive line -- a strong run-blocking unit that did Blaine Gabbert no favors over the course of his nightmare rookie season.

Guy Whimper was one of the worst offensive tackles in the league last season -- FO's J.J. Cooperhad a scathing column on his play last year -- and the only obstacle to keep him from starting at tackle again is Eben Britton, whom the Jaguars wanted to turn into a guard last season.

Will Rackley, a third-round pick in 2011, won the starting nod at left guard. He showed some flash in the running game, but also allowed 6.5 sacks and looked every bit as lost as Gabbert did in a few games. Eugene Monroe is solid at left tackle but lacks the edge speed to match the best rushers in the NFL. Brad Meester is 35, and not the type of 35 that gets you "wily old vet" mentions like Matt Birk or Jeff Saturday. This is a unit that could have used some more solidification rather than the blind hope that Britton's return from a back injury will heal all.

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