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2011 NFL Draft: The Jaguars Select Blaine Gabbert

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In the first round of the of the 2011 NFL Draft, the Jacksonville Jaguars select quarterback from Missouri, Blaine Gabbert. In an unexpected move, the Jacksonville Jaguars move up to the 10th overall pick to draft their quarterback of the future. While most expected the Washington Redskins to run to the podium and select Blaine Gabbert, who they reportedly love. However, the Jaguars move up six selections to take their quarterback of the future.

To move up, the Jaguars gave up the 16th overall pick and their 1st and 2nd round pick in 2012. I've also seen they just gave up the 49th overall pick and the 16th pick. I'm waiting to completely clarify.

UPDATE 9:37: The Jaguars have up JUST pick 16 and pick 49 to move up to 10th overall.

Height: 6-4

Weight: 234lbs

PROS: Prototypical NFL quarterback size. Has a quick release and gets a lot on the football. His arm is above average in terms of NFL arm strength. Often throws a tight spiral and throws a very catchable football. Has very good ball placement down the football field. Can take over a football game when he’s "on". Very underrated runner for his size and knows when to scramble. Very good at throwing the football on the run. Lots of natural ability. Much better athlete than people give him credit for.

CONS: Played predominantly in the spread and from a shotgun formation. Accuracy can be really up or down, not sure what you’re going to get from one game to the next. Isn’t asked to read the entire football field and often will lock on to a single target. His footwork under pressure needs some work, as he’ll often sail some passes when under constant duress. Numbers were underwhelming despite the pass friendly system at Missouri. Still a project quarterback with a ton of talent that NFL Scouts look for.

PASSING
SEA TEAM COMP ATT PCT YDS TD/INT
TOTALS 568 933 60.8 6822 40/18
2008 Mizzou 5 13 38.5 43 0/0
2009 Mizzou 262 445 58.9 3593 24/9
2010 Mizzou 301 475 63.4 3186 16/9