Time for our weekly look at what the `tubes are saying about the Jags and the draft. This is the first look I've taken since the combine, so let's see what sort of choices people with more time on their hands than I do think!
Note: Anyone who says we pick up Ted Ginn Jr (see below) is forgetting that our Punt and Kick return teams have been upgraded. Northcutt and Jones-Drew are filling the role that many presume we'd draft Ginn for.
The NFL Draft site has us picking Ted Ginn Jr WR 6' 180 Ohio St. Jr.
Another tough pick here, but with Devin Hester's success in the NFL as a return man, the Jags will be licking their lips to get Ginn. Believe it or not, Ginn is even better than Hester, and unlike Hester, can actually play another position besides returner. Ginn isn't real experienced as a wideout, but gets better every year and in time could be special.
NFL Draft Dog says that we pick Ted Ginn Jr WR 6' 180 Ohio St. Jr.
Another tough pick here, but with Devin Hester's success in the NFL as a return man, the Jags will be licking their lips to get Ginn. Believe it or not, Ginn is even better than Hester, and unlike Hester, can actually play another position besides returner. Ginn isn't real experienced as a wideout, but gets better every year and in time could be special. His stock is slipping slightly, due to the fact that he is nursing an injury and didn't run at the combine.
- The Vikings-Insiders have the Jags taking Robert Meachem, WR Tennessee at 17, but I might discredit these folks for putting the above mentioned Ted Ginn Jr at 7 (as the Vikings pick, no less)
- Dru the Fantasy Guru does a two round mock, with WR Dwayne Bowe, LSU at 17, and Joe Staley, OT, 6'5, 300, Central Michigan at 48.
- Finally, a break from the WR picks, Scouts Notebook picks CB Chris Houston of Arkansas.
- The Fantasy Insider Online picks DE Jamaal Anderson of Arkansas
The Jaguars lack a true threat on the outside. With their outstanding tackles, their defense can really dominate with a guy like Anderson.
Steve Lassan has the Jags picking LB Paul Posluzny
Jack Del Rio's time in Jacksonville is running out and he needs to get the Jags back in the playoffs. Posluszny is a perfect fit for Del Rio's defense and will upgrade the linebacking corps.
Saturday to Sunday jumps back on the Ted Ginn Jr bandwagon.
Jacksonville's recent failure in picking wide receivers might be attributed to the fact that none of them can run. Ted Ginn Jr. is an explosive wide receiver that can stretch the field and also add in the return game. text here
Walter's Football sort of returns to common sense (and my personal favorite pick) with Safety Reggie Nelson
Ted Ginn will be Jacksonville's pick -- unless Reggie Nelson slips this far. The Jaguars will be all over Nelson, who can offer help at safety, where the oft-injured Donovin Darius and the soon-to-be 32-year-old Deon Grant reside.
- Huddle Geeks thinks CB Chris Houston of Arkansas is our guy.
- DJ NFL goes a better route with S Reggie Nelson
Draft Connection goes with DE Adam Carriker of Nebraska.
Carriker had an outstanding week of practice in Mobile, showing his versatility, strength and speed. He showed he can play under tackle if need be, but he will shave a few pounds and serve as a DE for the Jaguars with playing strength few OT's will be able to handle. Del Rio is always looking to upgrade his defense and the thought of Carriker, Stroud and Henderson on the same line is just scary!
- Fantasy Football Xtreme picks Free Safety Reggie Nelson
- Draft Tek the computer aided simulation, goes with Reggie Nelson, but says that it would be a reach of about two spots.
- NFL Draft Mock picks LB/DE Quentin Moses of Georgia.
- Heards Football Report has us picking DE Jarvis Moss of Florida.