With the coaching hires and schemes that seem to be in place I think this would be the perfect off season for the draft.
Sebastian Vollmer ( RT New England) - 5 year 30 million contract
Jason Jones ( DT/DE Seattle) - 2 year 4 million dollar contract
Danny Woodhead ( RB New England) - 3 year 9 million dollar contract
Andy Levitre ( OG Buffalo) - 5 year 25 million dollar contract
Dominik Hixon ( WR New York Giants) - 1 year 1.2 million dollar contract
Dashon Goldson ( S San Francisco) - 4 year 20 million dollar contract
Keenan Lewis ( CB Pittsburgh) - 1 year 1.3 million dollar contract
Jaguars Free Agents
Derek Cox ( CB) - 3 year 15 million dollars
Jordan Shipley ( WR) - 2 year 4 million dollar contract
I think that the Chiefs are going to draft Star Lotulelei with the first pick in the draft. Andy Reid loves defensive lineman and as was the case with the Eagles could never have enough. Since Jacksonville's number one option is off the board, and the Buffalo Bills really want and need a QB. Thinking there one QB away they trade there number eight overall pick there second round pick, and a second round pick for next year to move up and get Geno Smith.
And this is how the draft plays out from there:
Round 1 Pick 8 Barkevious Mingo ( DE LSU). Mingo would be the Perfect fit for the Leo Lineman in Gus Bradley's Defensive scheme. He is a carbon copy of Chris Clemons in Seattle only more athletic.
Round 2 Pick 1 Sharrif Floyd ( DT Florida). I see Sharrif playing the same role Brandon Mebane played in Seattle being the three technique D- linemen.
Round 2 Pick 8 Jonathan Banks ( CB Mississippi St.). Jonathan banks is a huge corner back whose physical and fast him across from Derek Cox would make are secondary immediately better.
Round 3 Pick 2 Tomas Chase ( LB/DE Stanford). This is a wild card pick, because I could see Chase Thomas playing the same role as Von Miller in Denver. Or we could just put him at D-end and have some serious defensive line depth.
Round 4 Pick 1 Tyrann Mathieu ( CB LSU). I would be ecstatic if we picked up Tyrann Mathieu. This is like a Bruce Irvin in Seattle situation. An extremely talented player likely a first rounder; drops for extreme character issues. A do it all defender the possibilities are endless with this guy on defense. Plus hes a superstar kick returner something Jacksonville hasn't had in a long time.
Round 5 Pick 2 Brian Winters ( OG Kent St.). I like this pick because Winters has good potential even though he doesn't play in the best conference. Jacksonville has been plagued with offensive line injuries yearly and this would provide good depth behind the starters.
Round 6 Pick 1 Jake Stoneburner ( TE Ohio St). Jacksonville needs a second tight end Stoneburner is not super athletic, but he has reliable hands and is a good blocker and we get him for a cheap sixth rounder.
Round 7 Pick 2 Mario Benavides (C Loisville). This is a sleeper pick for me this guy has great strength and has had a great season going up against good opponents at Louisville. He has drawn comparison to pro bowl Center John Sullivan From the Vikings, and could come in and challenge Mike Brewster for the starting center position.
Sorry to those who hate Blaine Gabbert but were going to have to stick it out another year. Tough year for anyone who needs a QB.
QB - Blaine Gabbert, Chad Henne
RB - MJD, Danny Woodhead, Jalene Parmele
FB - Montell Owens ( His original position)
WR1 - Justin Blackmon
Slot Receiver- Laurent Robinson, Jordan Shipley
TE - Mercedes Lewis, Jake Stoneburner
LT - Eugene Monroe
LG - Andy Levitre, Will Rackley
C - Mike Brewster, Mario Benavides
RG - Uche Nwaneri, Brian Winters
RT - Sebastian Vollmer, Cameron Bradfield
ROLB - Russel Allen, Kyle Bosworth
MLB - Paul Pozluszny, Greg Jones
LOLB - Chase Thomas, Julian Stanford
CB - Derek Cox, Jonathan Banks, Tyrann Mathieu, Chris Harris, Keenan Lewis, William Middleton
FS - Dashon Goldson, Dwight Lowery
SS - Dawan Landry
K - Josh Scobee
P - Bryan Anger
*Note If people from last years roster aren't on the final roster they were let go, or allowed to become free agents.
Feedback and constructive criticisms welcome.