This is a little different take on the draft....
Most of us like to spend the month before the draft analyzing who should go where, who will fit where, how different players are ranked, and, finally, who our NFL teams will draft. That's already been done, and will keep getting done.
Instead, I want to think about who you want the Jaguars to draft, based on your homer-college-choices or your I-just-like-them choices.
Since I'm a Wisconsin alum, a couple years ago I was hoping, in the back of my mind, that the Jaguars might some how get Russell Wilson. I didn't believe it was likely, and, honestly, I didn't anticipate him being this good, this quick, in the NFL.
I would love to pretend I saw it coming. I didn't.
But the homer in me loves when guys from my alma mater make it to the NFL and if I can watch each week in Jax? Even better.
So my homer-college picks for the Jags?
James White- RB
Jacob Pedersen- TE
Jared Abbrederis- WR
Chris Borland- LB
It would be great to see any of those guys this fall in Jacksonville. That's my inner Badger speaking.
In addition, there are a couple "they-would-be-fun-to-watch" players:
Johnny Manziel - QB
Jadeveon Clowney - DE
Before anyone jumps on me, let me explain both.
First, Manziel: I'm not sure if he will translate at the next level. I'm not sure it would be a good pick for the Jags. But he would be fun to watch. (that's a terrible reason to pick a player, obviously) Some of you are really sold on him... others think he will be a bust. Me? I honestly don't know. But he would be fun.
Second, Clowney. I know he is projected as the "best" player in the draft by many, so this may sound strange, but I would appreciate him on the Jags for the entertainment of it almost as much. I went to the Wisconsin-South Carolina Capital One Bowl and it was fun to just focus on him. He looked like a man among boys on some plays.
So what about the rest of you? If you're looking at the draft from a less scientific and technical perspective, which guys do you hope end up with the Jags? Do you have a college, or a particular player?