Jags Could Go Offense With 3rd Pick

We talked to a Jaguars team source that believes that the Jaguars might be headed in a different direction that most people think with the third-overall pick in the draft.

In almost every mock draft, we’ve seen the Jacksonville Jaguars select a defensive play with the third-overall pick.

On the surface that certainly makes sense as the team could use a young, elite pass rusher.

As much sense as that makes, the Jaguars are in a position where they can legitimately take the very best available player in every single round of the draft.

The best player available at No. 3 might not be a defensive player after all.

If the Titans don’t select USC defensive end Leonard Williams with the second-overall pick in the draft, then Williams would appear to be the clear best available player.

However, most drafts have Tennessee taking Williams and the Jaguars would have to make a decision between a young pass rusher like Florida’s Dante Fowler, Nebraska’s Randy Gregory or Missouri’s Shane Ray.

Or someone else.

A team source told JagsInsider.com that “a wide receiver is a very real possibility” with the team’s first selection in the draft.

Who would that possible wide receiver be?

Smart money is on Alabama’s Amari Cooper as the Jaguars had plenty of coaches at the Bama Pro Day. Cooper is regarded by most as the most NFL ready star wide receiver in this draft and he compares favorably to the Bengals Pro Bowl WR A.J. Green.

The Jaguars selected a pair of wide receivers in the second round last season with Marqise Lee and Allen Robinson, and both flashed as rookies. The team admitted to having major interest in Green Bay Packers WR Randall Cobb, but he never hit free agency.

With Cecil Shorts signing in Houston, the Jaguars do have a hole to fill at receiver and there doesn’t seem to be many veteran options that look particularly interesting.


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