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2013 NFL Draft: Jaguars looking for starting safety

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The Jacksonville Jaguars have a lot holes on their roster, including some spots on their defense. One spot in particular that head coach Gus Bradley pointed out that the team doesn't have a starting strong safety on the roster, which is an important position in the defensive scheme.

"Well, I guess we don’t have a strong safety. We don’t have anybody there," Bradley told the media on Monday afternoon. "I say that, but Dave and I, when we first got together and this whole vision of what we talked about, we didn’t want to fall into that trap. I think it’s going to be a long process. It’s not over, in our minds of thinking, on Saturday. We know there’s free agency, then June 1st when things happen and then in August things happen."

It's not really breaking news, as we know looking at the Seattle Seahawks that the ideal type of player in the role is a bigger "thumper" type safety who is also athletic enough to cover in short zones and run with tight ends. There are a handful of players in this particular draft that the Jaguars could look for at the position, but it sounds like that player isn't on the roster currently.

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