It was a busy week for the Jacksonville Jaguars, so consider this a weekly wrap-up of news, notes and happenings for the team. In case you missed it, need a reminder or want to talk more about it, here is everything notable that has gone on with the Jaguars in the past seven days or so.
News and notes
- The free agent additions to the Jaguars have received their jersey numbers for the 2018 season. Donte Moncrief will wear No. 15 now that Allen Robinson has departed.
New #Jaguars jersey numbers— Ryan O'Halloran (@ryanohalloran) March 29, 2018
15 -- Moncrief
22 -- Carey
25 -- Hayden
35 -- Davis
68 -- Norwell
81 -- Paul
88 - Seferian-Jenkins
- The Jaguars traded a conditional seventh-round draft pick for a much-needed backup quarterback in Cody Kessler.
- CBS Sports named the Jaguars as one of the five leading candidates to be the NFL’s top defense in 2018. Well, obviously.
- The Jacksonville City Council approved the naming change of EverBank Field to TIAA Bank Field with an 18-0 vote.
- NFL.com analyst Bucky Brooks once again linked the Jaguars to a possible Odell Beckham Jr. trade, and named Jacksonville as one of five landing spots for the receiver. We discussed this earlier on Big Cat Country.
- Adding more fuel to this (probably nonexistent) fire, Jaguars wide receiver Shane Wynn was recently hanging out with OBJ. Leonard Fournette recently was as well, along with Johnny Football.
- ESPN’s Michael DiRocco gives the Jaguars a grade of “C+” for their free agency moves. DiRocco also believes that the trade for Kessler has “no impact” on whether or not the Jaguars will draft a quarterback in late April.
- Tom Coughlin spoke at the NFL Owners Meetings this week. Here are six things that stood out.
- Adam Rank of NFL.com named Jalen Ramsey as one of eight untradeable players. Duh.
- Leonard Fournette was recently hanging out with HOVA himself, Jay-Z. Fournette is signed to Jay-Z’s Roc Nation Sports agency.
#BuganationX#Rocnation pic.twitter.com/x62nQahM9C— 7⃣ Leonard Fournette (@_fournette) March 28, 2018
It wouldn’t be a new week in March without several updated mock drafts. Here are a few of them, as well as some notes.
- The Jaguars have been often linked to wide receivers and quarterbacks in the first round.
- SB Nation’s Adam Stites likes Texas A&M wide receiver Christian Kirk at No. 29.
- Mel Kiper Jr. also mocked a wide receiver to the Jags in his third version, but it was Maryland’s D.J. Moore. He also recently re-graded the Jaguars 2017 draft class and bumped up a “C+” to a “B+.”
- Jason Dubin of CBS Sports also sees Moore playing inside of TIAA Bank Field in 2018.
- Also of CBS Sports, R.J. White’s latest two-round mock has the Jaguars picking up a quarterback (Mason Rudolph, Round 1) and running back (Ronald Jones II, Round 2)
- In one of the crazier mock drafts I’ve seen, Bleacher Report’s Chris Roling projects the Jags to take cornerback Joshua Jackson from Iowa. He also slotted Baker Mayfield as the No. 1 overall pick.
- Peter Schrager of NFL Network has a tight end at No. 29 — Penn State’s Mike Gesicki.
- Lance Zierlein of NFL.com thinks that Lamar Jackson can be groomed into a starting NFL quarterback behind Blake Bortles.
- Rotoworld has an interesting take on pick No. 29, and one that I’m not sure I’ve see before with Michigan defensive lineman Maurice Hurst. Thinking ahead of 2018 for this pick.
- Could the Jaguars draft Shaquem Griffin as a linebacker? The team discussed the possibility at his pro day.
Like I mentioned, that’s a lot to keep up with, but we’re happy to keep you informed. As we move into April, the mock drafts and rumors will be even more abundant.