We're going to approach the 2014 NFL Draft a bit differently than we have in the past on Big Cat Country. Going forward, we should have more than just Adam and I tracking things, thanks to bringing on Hank Jones and Eric Stoner. I'm going to steal an idea from Seattle Seahawks fans David Hsu and Aaron from ScoutTheSeahawks.com called a "horizontal matrix" draft board.
We're also going to do a tiered big board, rather than an overall 1-32 ranking big board going forward, similar to what Eric Stoner did for the 2013 NFL Draft.
I'm going to modify our matrix a bit and place the existing Jaguars players with the round in which they were drafted. This list will be updated throughout the season as we begin looking at prospects the Jaguars could be familiar with. This will replace our "interests" posts going forward, as we will note how the interest was shown in the player, be it private workout or pro day.
Anyway, a few notes for the matrix and a legend:
Green names are existing Jaguars players, blue names are existing players who are in the final season of their contract. When we get around to profiling and scouting draft picks, they will be added to the matrix with a grade, as in which round we think they will be drafted. For the sake of neatness, I am not going to include any UDFA signings until after final cuts. For now, I am also only going to color code the players in the final year of their deal.
|Round||QB (2)||RB (5)||FB (2)||C (2)||OG (5)||OT (3)||TE (5)||WR (8)|
|Marcedes Lewis||Justin Blackmon|
|Second||Chad Henne||Maurice Jones-Drew||Brad Meester||Mohamed Mossaquoi|
Cecil Shorts III
|Fifth and Beyond||