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2013 NFL Draft: Justin Pugh visited Jaguars Friday, according to report

Pugh was named to the All-Big East First Team in each of his last two seasons at Syracuse and was on the All-Big East Second Team as a sophomore.


Syracuse offensive lineman Justin Pugh had a private visit with the Jaguars on Friday, according to a report from NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

While right tackle isn't a need that makes sense for the Jaguars to fill with the second-overall selection, their is certainly a huge hole on the right side of the line that needs to be filled. Pugh is projected to be a second-day selection, although there are disagreements about where he projects as a lineman.

At 6-5, 307 pounds, Pugh has the size of a left tackle, but his 32-inch arms are more than two inches shorter than those of both Luke Joeckel and Eric Fisher. That lack of length coupled with struggles at tackle in the 2013 Senior Bowl led some to believe he projects better as an offensive guard. However, he has a high ceiling and could be a solid fit at right tackle if he continues to fill out his frame.

The Jaguars struggled at right tackle during the 2012 season as neither Cameron Bradfield or Guy Whimper proved to be effective in the role. Whimper was released earlier in the 2013 offseason.