The first round of the 2014 NFL Draft is in the books and its time to look ahead to day two. Say what you want about the Jaguars selection of QB Blake Bortles, but the Jags have their franchise quarterback and the key will now be to assemble an offense around him. With this in mind, the rest of the first round could not have played out more perfectly for the Jags. The big run on defensive backs allowed a lot of talented players at other positions to drop to day two. The key positions that the Jags will look to address at pick 39 will be WR, G/C, and possibly even LEO. Lets take a look at the top available talent at these spots.
Wide receiver has been called one of the deepest positions in the draft, and sure enough there are some great players available. Most notable is USC WR Marquise Lee, who most analysts had pegged as a first round talent. Lee has the pedigree and hype, but is a modest 6'0" 192 lb. However after Lee, the WR board offers some impressive size. Notable prospects who could all go at the top of the second round include Jordan Matthews (6'3" 212 lb), Davante Adams (6'1" 212 lb), Cody Latimer (6'3" 215 lb), Donte Moncrief (6'2 1/2" 221), and Allen Robinson (6'2 1/2" 220).
Aside from WR, the Jaguars certainly have gaping holes on their offensive line at C and RG. Luckily, the Jags may have their pick of center prospects at pick 39, as none went in the first. A player like Marcus Martin could be a perfect fit. If Martin isn't there, is anther prospect like Travis Swanson too high at 39? OG prospect Xavier Su'a-filo has garnered a lot of praise and was thought to possibly be a late first round pick. Versatile OL Joel Bitonio also remains available heading into the second round and could be a player to watch. Also worth noting, OT prospects Morgan Moses and Cyrus Kouandjio, who were both graded by many as first rounders, will be available at the top tomorrow evening.
Despite the glaring holes on offense, there may be some tempting pass rushers available at 39 that may have the Jags thinking defense. Jerry Attaochu is a player who was talked about as a perfect fit for the LEO position or perhaps SAM LB. Kyle Van Noy is another popular versatile defender with a nose for making plays. Is the second round too high for an athletic freak like Jackson Jeffcoat? What about Demarcus Lawrence?
It is undeniable that the Jaguars will have some excellent options with the 39th pick in round two. Who do you like for the Jags heading into day two?