Caldwell has a lot in front of him this offseason. While the jaguars have been relatively quiet in free agency he has added players that match the type of player's Gus bradley likes & did such with efficient cheap contracts. Our roster is going through a massive change as did the colts roster of last year. I believe caldwell & gus bradley can change this team around as the colt's regime had done. This well take an excellent draft & this is how I think our draft should play out.
1st Round: Dion Jordan: This is based solely on potential the OLB/DE's in this years draft have some kind of red flag whether it be production, injury, size. I believe he has the most upside he graded out as the highest DE/OLB with barkevious mango being close behind. I believe this is a guy you can build a defense around I think he has the speed & length to fill the highly coveted LEO position. He has good coverage skills & can take on receivers in the slot had it not been for his shoulder injury I think he would have weighed more at combine which is one complaint about him being too lean but he is by far my favorite defensive prospect.
2nd round: Johnathan Banks CB Mississippi St. : He fits the mold Gus bradley is looking for & we only have 3 cb's on our roster antwuan molden, mike harris, & alan ball, none of whom are proven starters. So we need size & youth.
3rd round: MATT SCOTT QB Arizona: He is a project quarterback but he has an awesome arm. He has good feet & he's mobile. His decision making is my only knock on him. Sometimes when he goes to run he takes uneccesary shots while he has bulked up you don't want your signal caller taking the shots matt scott leaves himself prone to. His accuracy on deep throws needs to improve also sometimes when taking shots down the field he gets too much air on the ball allowing defenders to get back into the play after blowing coverage. He has good zip on the ball & is very elusive when the pocket collapses which will be vital if our o-line doesn't improve. He can make all the throws into small windows but the easier throws he tends miss now & then. His pocket poise is very good & he will take the shot to give his receiver the chance.
4th round: Tharold Simon CB LSU: Another big corner he had a good season at lsu with 4 int's 45 tackles & 14 passes defensed. I believe if he had returned for his senior year in next year's draft class he would have continued the trend of 1st round lsu corners. I think we will draft at least 2 corner's in this year's draft as we should since we have one of the most promising young qb's in the league in our division right now we will need these guys to match up against guys like , (kenny britt, kendall wright, andre johnson, t.y. hilton).
5th round:Kenny Tate Maryland OLB/SS: With the loss dawan landry we are left thin at the safety position. A guy gus bradley may find interesting at 6'4 230 he's a big hitter & takes good angles. He's not as fast as cam chancellor but he has the size & range of him which our defense will need to handle speedy receivers going up the field or tight ends.
6th round: Marquise Goodwin WR Texas: Speed Speed Speed we need more play makers this guy has excellent speed & agility I think he could play the role T.Y. Hilton plays he is a deep threat & requires the attention of safeties which could free up Justin Blackmon & Cecil Shorts if they get one on one match ups. I know we recently resigned jordan shipley he is a good receiver but not the threat he once was prior to his knee surgery. Marquise could also serve as our KR/PR since he has great open field sped & is very elusive.
7th round: Dave Quesenberry OL SJSU: He performed well at the east west shrine game & has experience at LT he slid inside to guard & did an excellent job. Depth at the offensive line can be found in all the rounds.
These guys to me can effectively replace the guys we lost in free agency & give this franchise a decent chance along with our pre draft roster.