Let’s answer some questions about the Jacksonville Jaguars — who their first round picks should be, backup quarterbacks, CeeDee Lamb vs. Jerry Jeudy, and the prospect of Gardner Minshew being in a quarterback competition this summer!
Ed from London, UK
Q: CeeDee Lamb, Jerry Jeudy, or an offensive tackle at No. 9 overall?
A: Uhh... if these are my only three options, I’d have to see who the offensive tackles are. I’d probably lean tackle and then either wait and see if there’s an early run on wide receivers and make a trade or sit back and take the best available at No. 20 overall. The offensive linemen will go early so I’d want to get my guy before I’m reaching for a second/third rounder at No. 9 overall.
Jake from Baltimore, MD
Q: Would you draft another quarterback like Cole McDonald or roll with Gardner Minshew and Josh Dobbs?
A: I think a young veteran would be fine in addition to a camp arm late in the NFL Draft. The pickings are pretty slim though... Kyle Sloter?
CW from Ramsey, MN
Q: Do you prefer Gardner Mustache or Gardner Beard?
A: Gardner Mustache. 100 percent.
Barbour from Pasco, WA
Q: I know we’ve added Tyler Eifert on a two-year deal but with his injury history what are the chances of us taking Adam Troutman in the NFL Draft?
A: Harrison Bryant should be on every Jaguars fan’s radar going into the NFL Draft at the beginning of Day 3. This is probably the top of Bryant’s draft range, but on film, he is another mold of the newer tight end. The John Mackey Award Winner and Consensus All-American has the ability to get separation from linebackers who are too slow, but big enough to box out safeties for the catch. He’s got strong hands, which make him a quarterback’s dream. He’ll need some development as a blocker, but in Jay Gruden’s offense, Bryant will be a great receiving option.
Jim from Davie, FL
Q: How important is us getting a corner in the first round?
A: I think the team needs weapons on offense and I think they need to spend both of their first round picks on an offensive lineman and wide receiver — not necessarily in that order, but they need to come away with both. I could see them picking a cornerback with whatever they get for Yannick Ngakoue in a trade.
Jake from Mobile, AL
Q: Should the Jaguars draft Jalen Hurts in the third round if he falls?
Big On Blake from Philadelphia, PA
Q: Am I the only one who noticed last season whenever Yannick Ngakoue did something great, how excited Josh Allen was for him... but Yan didn’t acknowledge or celebrate with him?
A: Yes, you are the only one who noticed this.
Rob from London, UK
Q: Which wide receiver at the top of the draft would fit best with the Jaguars?
A: I’m going to say Jerry Jeudy even though I think CeeDee Lamb is the better receiver overall and this tweet sums it up perfectly:
In a vacuum, I prefer Lamb over Jeudy by quite a bit. But I do believe Jeudy’s route running prowess would be sooooo valuable in Jay Gruden’s offense.— Jordan de Lugo (@jordandelugo) April 8, 2020
As far as fit with the Jaguars, it’s Jeudy. As far as fit with the average NFL team, it’s Lamb. Does that make sense?
Fred from Denver, CO
Q: Did you read Ask Vic growing up? Do you read his stuff now?
A: I did read Ask Vic growing up. I liked it a lot. I would suspect many of you reading this liked it a lot. In his heyday, I was in high school and college and reading him was one inspiration to go after a degree in communications and work in full-time print journalism. That’s not the direction my life went... though I still get to write every day about the Jaguars. When I’m in the middle of it — reading about Shad Khan’s greed, Mark Lamping’s deception, Tom Coughlin’s buffoonery, or Dave Caldwell’s incompetence — it’s not enjoyable. But when I take a step back, it’s neat. I get paid to do something I love. The lows are low but the highs are high. Writing every day during the 2017 season was something I’ll treasure forever.
But back to Vic. When he left the main site, I didn’t really care to read him anymore. Part of that was I didn’t really care that much about the Green Bay Packers. Another part was that he was so obviously a shill for the team with that whole “SAVE THE WHALE!” stuff... putting the onus of responsibility on fans to keep going to games despite the fact that we really sucked for a large part of the last decade. (And most of this one too.)
Chris from Niagara Falls, Canada
Q: Any chance the Jaguars move up and draft a quarterback in the first round? My thinking is that you may not finish as low as No. 9 overall next year and the Los Angeles Rams might not stink as bad as predicted.
A: No. They’re all in with Gardner Minshew. Even if he’s not a sure thing, he’s the best quarterback this team has had in the last decade and the only quarterback not named Blake Bortles with at least six wins in a season since 2010. The team will put pieces around him and see how they do this year.