Jaguars: Best Case Draft Scenarios

Since it's draft week, most of our time and articles will revolve around the prospects the Jaguars have looked at and are likely to select this weekend. We are going to examine what the best-case scenario would be for the Jaguars when they select in each of the seven rounds.

First round- pick #17- It's not inside information that the Jaguars biggest needs are both on the defensive side of the ball, safety and defensive end. In a best-case scenario for the Jaguars, it's possible that the University of Arkansas' Jamaal Anderson could slip all the way down to their selection. There are some questions about Anderson's productivity, being that he only had one really good year.

If Anderson isn't available at 17, the next player on the Jaguars wish list would likely be Reggie Nelson from the University of Florida. Nelson is a fantastic play-maker, but he would have to get past the Texans, Panthers, and Packers who all select ahead of the Jaguars. He may be a little too high for the Texans at pick 10, and the Panthers could go with a TE (Greg Olsen) at the 14th pick. The Packers have a need at safety, but they have been linked on many mocks to running back Marshawn Lynch.

The next player that would be of interest to the Jaguars is the University of Pittsburgh cornerback, Darrelle Revis. Revis is a great punt/kick return man, as well as a premiere corner. Revis' possible suitors are the Rams at pick 13, and the Steelers at 15. The Rams could end up with a DE (Carriker) or a DT (Branch), and the Steelers could pick a DT (Branch) or RB (Lynch).

If Anderson, Nelson, and Revis are all gone, the Jaguars would be more than pleased if Adam Carriker fell to their slot. Some mocks have Carriker going in the top 10, possibly to either Minnesota or Atlanta, and many have Carriker linked to the 49ers at pick #11. If any of these four players were available when the Jaguars select in the first round, their fans should celebrate.

Second Round- pick #48- Depending on which way the Jaguars go in round one, they should be able to match need and value at pick #48. If the Jaguars best, best-case scenario comes through and big Jamaal Anderson is wearing a teal hat, the Jaguars would likely go with a round two safety. Although many draft sources have Utah safety Eric Weddle rated higher, the Jaguars like Oregon State safety Sabby Piscitelli. Piscitelli would be a fine pick for the Jaguars, and could play right away if forced to. If the Jaguars go with Nelson in round one, possible round two gems could be defensive ends Anthony Spencer from Purdue, and Victor Abiamiri from Notre Dame. The Jaguars could go wide receiver with Ohio State's Anthony Gonzalez or Washington State's Jason Hill. There is also a possibility that Florida State LB Lawrence Timmons could slip down to the Jaguars pick.

Third Round- pick #79- Nearly every team claims to have a BAP (best available player) drafting philosophy. With the Jaguars third round pick, they can truly draft BAP. A great pick would be New Mexico's OLB, Quincy Black. Black is a fantastic athlete who the Jaguars seem to be enamored with. Other round three selections could be Florida's DT Ray McDonald, Penn State's OLB Tim Shaw, or possibly even University of Houston QB, Kevin Kolb.

Fourth Round- pick #113- On the second day, teams can begin to target some positions, as well as using the BAP theory. A fourth-round steal for the Jaguars would be Kansas State WR Yamon Figurs. Figurs ran a 4.30 40-yard dash at the combine, and can be a dangerous punt returner. Other players that could be in the Jaguars plans are UCF WR Mike Walker, BYU QB John Beck, Auburn DB David Irons, or Oklahoma State DT, Ryan McBean.

Fifth round- pick #150- Miami WR Ryan Moore, USC LB Dallas Sartz, Hawaii G Tala Esara, Oregon C Enoka Lucas, Brown LB Zak DeOssie, Boston College OT, James Marten.

Sixth round- pick 194- Ohio State DT, Quinn Pitcock, Pittsburgh LB H.B. Blades, FSU WR Chris Davis, Georgia Tech CB Kenny Scott, Mississippi St. CB David Heard.

Seventh round- pick 229- Iowa G Mike Jones, Central Michigan DE Dan Bazuin, Maryland P Adam Podlesh, Kansas State DT Quentin Echols, Nevada QB Jeff Rowe.

Seventh round- pick 251- Colorado P Dan Sepulveda, Ohio State G T.J. Downing, Michigan WR Steve Breaston.

Seventh round- pick 252- Wingate CB David Jones, Houston TE Rodney Hannah, Northwestern LB Nick Roach.

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