The first round of the 2017 NFL Draft has come and gone and the Jacksonville Jaguars took arguably the best running back available in Leonard Fournette — a bruising, physical talent who can wear down opposing defenders over the course of the game.
He’s exactly who Tom Coughlin and Doug Marrone dream about.
But Day 2 is now upon us and with Fournette in tow, they need to upgrade their offensive line and I wouldn’t be surprised if they went that direction in the second round with guys like Cam Robinson and Forrest Lamp still available.
We’ll be updating this live blog all day (and running live blogs every day of the draft) and packing in every rumor, piece of news, and mention of the Jaguars. Coverage starts at 7pm EST on ESPN and NFL Network.
9:56 PM: If you don’t know who Dawuane Smoot is, you’re not alone. Here’s a good primer.
HI @BigCatCountry, YOU GOT A GOOD ONE. https://t.co/zHJfVQG37A— The Champaign Room (@Champaign_Room) April 29, 2017
9:37 PM: They took Alvin Kamara with this pick. Hell of a move. Great pick.
The #Saints traded up for No. 67 with the #49ers, giving up a 2018 2nd rounder and a 7th rounder as compensation— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 29, 2017
9:27 PM: This is the best draft announcement in the history of draft announcements.
Sound on!— NFL (@NFL) April 29, 2017
Because this is EPIC. #NFLDraft pic.twitter.com/cUIMfl7ikD
8:45 PM: The Cleveland Browns are having a draft.
Welcome to Cleveland, DeShone Kizer!https://t.co/xijtGu0Wk2#BrownsDraft pic.twitter.com/l3Iqs5DcW2— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) April 29, 2017
8:28 PM: The least surprising thing that’s happened so far tonight.
Jim Irsay vaping on TV because of course he is. pic.twitter.com/oohwbfZizc— Tyler Brooke (@TylerDBrooke) April 29, 2017
8:22 PM: The Cincinnati Bengals know exactly who they are.
There it is: The #Bengals are taking Joe Mixon.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) April 29, 2017
8:04 PM: The Minnesota Vikings finally have an elite running back.
2017 NFL Draft: Minnesota #Vikings Select @dalvincook #NFL #NFLDraft https://t.co/e3HjthlXBH— The Daily Norseman (@DailyNorseman) April 29, 2017
7:52 PM: The Carolina Panthers just put Christian McCaffery and Curtis Samuel with Cam Newton. The Carolina Panthers are a cheat code.
Panthers select Curtis Samuel WR. I..wow, alright.— Cat Scratch Reader (@CatScratchReadr) April 28, 2017
7:27 PM: If Leon Searcy is happy, I’m happy.
Cam, oh Cam, Cam jam with me. Nice pick Jaguars. We needed a good guard.— Leon Searcy (@leonsearcy72) April 28, 2017
7:47 PM: Dave Caldwell said Cam Robinson will play left tackle.
7:21 PM: Leonard Fournette knows where his bread is buttered.
Welcome cam Robinson— 7⃣ Leonard Fournette (@_fournette) April 28, 2017
7:17 PM: Coughlin got his man.
#Jaguars select Alabama offensive lineman Cam Robinson https://t.co/n5UbVD1yzY pic.twitter.com/r3B8P0csbJ— Fournette Country (@BigCatCountry) April 28, 2017
7:16 PM: The Jaguars have traded to move up. LET’S GO!
Jacksonville has traded their second- (35th) and sixth-round (187th) picks to the @Seahawks for their second-round (34th) pick. pic.twitter.com/Fr1BNPCcib— #JAXDraft17 (@Jaguars) April 28, 2017
6:55 PM: Let’s get to it, Jaguars.
With as many as 11 teams needing QB, expect at least these passers to go tonight: Davis Webb, DeShone Kizer, Nate Peterman, Josh Dobbs.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 28, 2017
3:15 PM: This Leonard Fournette interview is a must-listen. Check it out here.
"I rarely watched football as a kid. I was outside playing tag. Probably started [watching football] when I got to LSU" -- Fournette— Zach Goodall (@zach_goodall) April 28, 2017
"Sleeping on the bridge, soaking wet, it made me who I am. I don't regret it, it made me tougher" -- Fournette on living through Katrina— Zach Goodall (@zach_goodall) April 28, 2017
1:55 PM: Should the Jaguars take a look at Gary Barnidge? Well, it’s hard to say.
#Browns release TE Gary Barnidge. Sad to see him go but at least we replaced him with David Njoku last night, have Seth DeValve there too..— Damon Kecman (@DownWithDamon) April 28, 2017
12:45 PM: Shad Khan and Leonard Fournette meeting at EverBank Field.
Leonard meet Mr. Khan, Mr. Khan, meet Leonard. pic.twitter.com/cu8d6uNLPA— #JAXDraft17 (@Jaguars) April 28, 2017
11:00 AM: "You cannot have enough [playmakers], but that was the intent. The intent was we need to get the ball in the end zone. We don't get the ball in the end zone enough. We need players to put the ball in the end zone. This guy can help us with regards to that." Read more of Tom Coughlin talking Leonard Fournette here.
10:44 AM: Need a Day 2 mock draft? Here you go!
10:00 AM: I’m not buying it. Why in the world would the NFL choose to have the draft in Jacksonville?
Jags were invited by NFL to check out draft. Jacksonville definitely in the mix for this to happen. #ASJax— Brent Martineau (@BrentASJax) April 28, 2017
8:57 AM: Who are the best players still available to the Jaguars in the second and third round tonight?
2017 NFL Draft: Who are the best players still available to the #Jaguars? https://t.co/qUW7QHs13j pic.twitter.com/TEGhcB3iiA— Fournette Country (@BigCatCountry) April 28, 2017
8:47 AM: I would not hate adding Cam Robinson and DeMarcus Walker in the second and third round tonight.
2017 NFL Mock Draft, Day 2: #Jaguars add offensive talent to help Fournette, Bortleshttps://t.co/kfIW0DmS0H— Mike Kaye (@mike_e_kaye) April 28, 2017