Jaguars Get Their Man

After eight long seasons, the Jaguars finally selected a quarterback in the NFL draft. Jacksonville saw what many figured to be the top quarterback in the draft, Missouri's Blaine Gabbert falling and they pounced by moving up from pick number 16 to pick number 10 to select their franchise signal caller.



Many people inside the Jaguars organization thought that Gabbert would be off the board in the first five picks, and a team source told JagNation that he was the top quarterback on the team's draft board

What do we know about Gabbert?

Here's the scouting report from Dave-Te Thomas-

Blaine Gabbert-Missouri Gabbert started 26 of 31 games at Missouri, completing 568 of 933 passes (60 88%) for 6,822 yards, 40 touchdowns and 18 interceptions, adding eight touchdowns on 221 carries for 458 yards (2 07 ypc)…Led his teams to an 18-8 record as a starter…Holds a career passer efficiency rating of 132 59…Generated 7,280 yards in total offense on 1,154 plays (6 31 avg), averaging 234 84 yards per game…Gabbert ranks third all-time at Missouri with 6,822 passing yards, as that mark is topped only by Chase Daniel(12,515; 2005-08) and Brad Smith (8,799; 2002-05)…His 3,593 passing yards in 2009 are surpassed only by Daniel (4,335 in 2008; 4,306 in 2007) on the school's season-record list…Ranks fifth in Missouri season annals with 3,186 passing yards in 2010…His 468 passing yards vs Baylor in 2009 place second to Jeff Handy's record (480 vs Oklahoma State in 1992) on the school's game-record list…Has three 400-yard passing performances in his career, just one shy of Chase Daniel's school record…Gabbert's pass efficiency rating of 132 59 is topped only by Daniel (148 9) in Missouri annals… Posted a passer efficiency rating of 140 45 in 2009, ranking sixth on the school's single-season record chart…Rank third all-time at Missouri with 7,280 yards in total offense behind Chase Daniel (13,485) and Brad Smith (13,088)… Generated 3,797 yards in total offense in 2009, placing fourth on the school's season-record chart behind Daniel (4,616 in 2008; 4,559 in 2007; 3,906 in 2006)…His 3,418 yards in total offense in 2010 place sixth on the school's season-record chart

Compares To: Jay Cutler-Chicago…Gabbert has a pro-caliber arm, but with that three-quarter release, lots of his attempts end up being deflected (45 in 2010) He is a well-built athlete, but even with his solid work ethic, a quick adjustment from the spread to a pro-style offense is not going to happen

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