Jags Turn to the Draft

The Jaguars are obviously a team who has missed on recent first-round draft picks, especially at the wide receiver position. Still, the team can't be averse to filling their needs at that position in the draft, even with the past failures. JagNation is going to divulge some of the players that the Jags have shown interest in during the draft process. To put it simply, we're naming names.

Although most Jaguars fans would be okay with the team selecting any position but wide receiver with their eighth overall pick, they have shown interest in a few players who could fit that spot. Missouri speedster Jeremy Maclin and Florida all-everything Percy Harvin are a pair of players the Jags have had interviews with. Maclin is rated as the second-best wideout in the draft behind Texas Tech's Michael Crabtree, and Harvin has undeniable talent with the football in his hand, although he has battled several minor injuries throughout his Florida career.

Another potential first-round pick that the team has shown interest in is Maryland wideout Darrius Heyward-Bey. Some had Heyward-Bey in the 4.2's in the 40 at the NFL Combine, and the only knock on him by some are his hands.

A few other mid to late round prospects that the Jaguars have taken an interest in are Rice wideout Jarrett Dillard, Oklahoma's Juaquin Iglesias, Kentucky's Dickey Lyons, Jr., West Virginia quarterback (who many believe will be a wide receiver) Pat White, and Ohio State wide receiver Brian Hartline.

Unless the Jags are able to trade back in the first round, the only wide receiver that seems to fit with the value of pick #8 is Michael Crabtree, who is currently unable to work out with a foot injury. With the Jags past miscues with early wide receivers in the draft, it is more likely that they'll focus on the position in the middle to later rounds.


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