Fishing Tackle: Do Jags Need Another?

The Jaguars currently boast the best tandem of defensive tackles in the game of football in John Henderson and Marcus Stroud, as well as one of the better backups at that position in Rob Meier. Add in reserve Tony McDaniel, and most people would figure that the Jaguars would be set at that position. Apparently, that's not the case.

The defensive tackle-happy Jaguars are looking to possibly add another tackle to the mix as they've formally interviewed Oklahoma State DT Ryan McBean during the scouting combine.

McBean is slightly undersized, compared to the Jaguars starters, Stroud and Henderson, as McBean stands 6'4" tall and 286 lbs. McBean is known for his quickness off the ball, as well as his superior toughness, both attributes that would fit in well with the Jaguars defensive line. The only negatives about McBean are that he can be overpowered by being undersized, and he lacks some lateral range. Nevertheless, the Jaguars have him slated for a pre-draft visit on April 16th, according to's Ed Thompson. McBean has been rated by some as a mid to late second-round pick.

I'm all for drafting the best available player regardless of position, but if the Jaguars pick a defensive tackle on the first day, I would have to question their logic somewhat. Although the team has very few needs on both sides of the ball, defensive tackle is where they need the least amount of help, in my opinion. John Henderson and Marcus Stroud are each under contract through the end of the decade, and reserves Rob Meier and Tony McDaniel are both under contract for two more seasons. I can appreciate McBean's talents, but the Jaguars should take a pass, at least on the first day of the draft.

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