Jason Jones DT (2 year 5 million dollar contract) - Knows the defensive scheme and is a good player for cheap.
Antoine Cason CB (3 year 9 million dollar contract) – Cason is a young corner who is good at times, but lacks consistency; he’s a physical corner with a cheap price tag can fill the void left by Cox.
Terrance Knighton DT (4 year 12 million dollar contract) – An Important peace to the defensive line without him we become thin at the DT position. I believe after a down year a change of scheme and new contract will give him the drive to play better.
Donald Thomas LG (1 year 2 million dollar contract) - A good but not great offensive guard he is stop gap. He will do more than enough to keep whatever QB the jags have of the behind this season, and knows the zone blocking system.
Cut/Players let go
Daryl Smith- Daryl is a good linebacker but he’s older and coming of injury there are good young OLB in the draft so he can be let go.
Derek Cox- This is simply a case of a good corner who is injured to often that wants more than he's worth. Yes this might deplete are secondary but we can’t' keep waiting and paying him just for him to get injured again.
Brad Meester- Love this guy but he’s very old and this season he has shown his play is on the down slide.We have young guys in Brewster and Rackley that have shown potential, and could compete for the spot.
Chad Henne- Guys simply getting paid too much for the backup position I don't think he will get cut before training camp but I don't see him on the 2013 season roster.
The Cardinals Trade there 1st, 2nd, and 4th round picks to trade up and draft Geno Smith. Bruce Arians wants a QB to mold, and has had successful QB's behind horrid offensive lines before ( Andrew Luck Indianapolis, Ben Roethlisburger Pittsburgh). Then the Jags trade Jeremy Mincey to Atlanta for a 5th round draft pick.
Round 1 Pick # 7 DE LSU Barkevious 'KeKe' Mingo- An explosive DE whose has amazing speed, and explosion. I like him over Dion Jordan because he’s a bit stronger than Dion, and he had close to the same production against higher quality opponents. Mingo is an active defender with wide range and is always around the ball he would be the perfect fit for the Leo position and if he adds bulk could become an every down DE. If you want to see Mingo at his best look at his games against Texas A&M and the work he and the defense did on the Heisman winner Johnny Manziel consensus number one pick OT Luke Joeckel, and future top ten pick OT Jake Mathews. His game against Clemson taking on one of the best college quarterbacks in Tahj Boyd, Lastly the game against Alabama the best Offensive line in college football.
Round 2 Pick # 1 OLB UGA Alec Ogletree- Many analyst have him as a first round pick, but I think his recent DUI will cause him to fall a bit to us. Converted to a line backer form safety, Ogletree is a fast track and tackle linebacker who is very good in coverage. He has the size that Gus Bradley covets at 6'2 242 lbs, and was very productive in Georgia defense. I think this pick makes are defense faster and younger at the linebacker position, as well as fill the hole for Daryl Smith. As for his off the field issues I think Gus Bradley will get him going in the right direction.
Round 2 Pick # 6 OT Arkansas Pine-Bluff Terron Armstead- The unnaturally athletic big man turned heads at the combine when he ran a 4.71, and displayed good strength and endurance with 31 reps on the bench. He’s a better pass blocker than run blocker, but that's okay in this pass first league. He had good production in college but didn't face top notch talent; which means it could take time for him to transition, but if he pans out with his athleticism and size 6'5 306 pounds he could become the best offensive tackle in the league. This fills the biggest offensive line need for Jacksonville, and his athleticism make him perfect for the new zone blocking scheme.
Round 3 Pick # 2 CB Mississippi St. Darius Slay- An extremely aggressive corner back he isn't afraid to get physical with receivers and lower the boom on the ball carrier. He has decent size for a corner at 6' 192 pounds, and ran a 4.36 at the combine; which would give us some speed in the back half of our defense. He's a plug and play corner and could alternate with the other to starting corner backs in Cason and Harris around the field. Though he may not be as big as the corners Gus Bradley had in Seattle he has the same tenacious, physical attitude and plays smash mouth football which I think is most important in this defense.
Round 4 Pick # 1 QB Arizona Matt Scott- A read option Quarterback who has a good arm and average size. Scott is a competitive Quarterback who I see as a poor man’s Geno Smith; only he a little bit less accurate than Geno and his arms a bit stronger. He has good pocket awareness, and is mobile enough to takeoff and run from NFL defenders. He played decent competition in college and beat the second best QB in the draft Matt Barkley at Barkley's place. Also lead a comeback at the New Mexico Bowl against Nevada. At round 4 he is the perfect QB to come in and compete with Gabbert like Caldwell talked about, and if he doesn't pan out we only used a fourth rounder on him.
Round 5 Pick # 2 TE Ohio State Jake Stoneburner- Stoneburner is a shorter tight end 6'3 he has good straight line speed running a 4.65 at the combine great for a tight end. He has good hands and gives effort when run blocking. Didn't get a lot of receiver opportunities at Ohio State because they didn't have the flashiest passing attack but with the athleticism he showed at the combine there is a lot of potential with him. Jacksonville has been looking for a second tight end for years Stoneburner would fill that need, and could learn from Mercedes Lewis forming a good tight end duo.
Round 5 Pick # 30 RB Rutgers Juwan Jamison- Ray Rice, MJD clone; he even comes from Ray Rices own school. A smaller running back he has speed and power; his running style is closer to Rice than it is to Jones-Drew. Good production in college he is a good receiver out off the backfield, and has enough agility to be a utility player, and spell MJD. This pick would be good to get a replacement for MJD whose contract is up next year, and he's getting up there in age. We could have a 1, 2 punch like the old days with Fred Taylor and MJD with Jamison and MJD. If we decide to retain MJD Jamison would keep his legs fresh.
Round 6 Pick # 1 SS Richmond Taylor Cooper- A huge Safety at 6'4 235 pounds has smooth hips and is good in coverage. Received great reports from scouts at the East West shrine game. Though not the fastest safety he could be a in the box safety and do run support and cover tight ends. With Dawan Landry close to thirty and making tons of money while being an average safety. If Taylor is drafted and plays well we could release Landry to save money, and have a young freak of nature at safety.
Round 7 Pick # 2 OT Texas Tech LaAdrien Waddle- Good sized offensive lineman who played in a strange system at Texas Tech will have to learn conventional blocking to be good in the NFL would provide Depth on the offensive line in case the injury bug hits like it seems to do annually.