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Important members of the Jaguars front office, including scouts and coaches were in Mobile this week to check out the prospects at the Senior Bowl. We are going to discuss some of the players that caught the team's eye, and what kind of deals may be in the works according to our numerous team sources.

New QB may NOT be Drafted

The Jaguars are the last team in the NFL to draft a quarterback as they haven't selected one in any round since 2003 (Byron Leftwich). As difficult that is to believe, what may be even more disconcerting is that the team may forgo drafting another quarterback in the early rounds in April's draft.

Holding the 16th pick in the draft, Jacksonville is in a precarious position as there may be two or three first-round quarterbacks (Cam Newton, Blaine Gabbert and possibly Jake Locker). Unfortunately, there will be several teams selecting ahead of them who may be in the quarterback business. Buffalo, Cincinnati, Arizona, San Francisco, Tennessee, Washington, Minnesota and Miami all could be in the market for a new signal caller and each is slated to pick before Gene Smith and the Jaguars go on the clock.

With a large demand and a relatively small supply of quarterbacks in the draft, Jacksonville will have to explore the possibility of finding their potential franchise quarterback via free agency or a trade. Sources tell JagNation that the team would be interested in exploring a deal for Philadelphia backup quarterback Kevin Kolb, but not at the price of a first-round pick. If the Jaguars were able to pull off a deal for Kolb, they would likely release David Garrard and sign Kolb to a new long term deal.

A Linebacker Makeover

One of the major team needs that Jaguars fans have seemed to gloss over is that at linebacker. Outside of Daryl Smith, the Jaguars saw very mediocre at best production from their linebacking corps and it's likely that the team will part ways with both Kirk Morrison and Justin Durant this offseason.

Some of the linebackers that the Jaguars talked to last week were Texas A & M's Von Miller, Ohio State ILB Ross Homan, Oregon ILB Casey Matthews, Michigan State ILB Greg Jones, Mississippi State ILB Chris White, North Carolina State ILB Nate Irving and Boston College LB Mark Herzlich.

A free agent option may be Minnesota Vikings free agent Chad Greenway, who has averaged over 100 tackles per year since becoming a starter in 2007. Stephen Tulloch, Thomas Davis, Barrett Ruud and Stephen Nicholas are also free agents which could be on the Jags radar.

Looking for Work

It's a tough economy and nothing speaks more to that than taking a trip to Mobile, Alabama and seeing several former NFL players looking for jobs. Former Jaguars Paul Spicer, Donovin Darius and Marlon McCree are all looking to catch on with any NFL team.

"I'm just looking to get my foot in the door," Spicer told JagNation. "Whether it be coaching, scouting, whatever it takes."

Spicer may have been the hardest working Jaguars player during his nine seasons from 2000-2008 and he's a player who really extracted the most out of his talent. Spicer should be a great addition to anyone's staff.

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