What we learned: Jaguars at the Combine
1. Trading back from No. 2 will be tough… This is becoming more and more evident. The 2013 NFL Draft class is considered relatively weak at the top, but deep later in the first round and beyond. That creates a scenario in which teams are unlikely to trade up with the Jaguars for the No. 2 overall selection on April 25 – theory being, why burn later-round selections to trade up when you can get a similar player staying where you are? Nothing that happened at the combine changed the outlook.
A Leo is in Jaguars' future | jacksonville.com
INDIANAPOLIS — It will be part defensive end, part outside linebacker and all pass rusher. Which players fill that role for the Jaguars this year will be determined. But their position will be called Leo. Since coach Gus Bradley was hired last month, the guessing game has begun about what type of personal stamp he’ll add to what he picked up working for Monte Kiffin in Tampa Bay and Pete Carroll in Seattle. Bradley is already committed to bringing the Leo position to the Jaguars defense in an effort to spark a pass rush that was last in the NFL in 2012 (20 sacks).
Plenty of options for Jaguars' second-round pick | jacksonville.com
INDIANAPOLIS | Jaguars general manager Dave Caldwell’s phone continuously rings for a call or buzzes for a text. Last month, it was to ask Caldwell about any possible job openings. For the next two months, it will be about the Jaguars’ top two picks — Nos. 2 and 33 overall. Caldwell expects a team to reach out to him about the first-round pick after this week’s Scouting Combine, "if somebody starts to separate themselves and climb up the board." By most accounts, this is a deep draft at several positions and that makes the Jaguars’ second-round pick a valuable chip for a rebuilding franchise.