Jaguars Draft Cheat Sheet - Offense

As you are already aware, JagNation is the worldwide leader in original, unbiased Jacksonville Jaguars content. Our staff has worked diligently over the past four months putting together information on nearly every player that the Jaguars have shown a certain level of interest in. We are going to share our knowledge with you, our loyal subscribers. We are once again naming names, all of the names.

First we are going to start with offense, certainly an immediate area of need for the Jags. Since there are no real developmental quarterback prospects on the team (with the exception of Paul Smith), the Jags have been busy looking at some signal callers including: Mark Sanchez, Matthew Stafford, Josh Freeman, Stephen McGee, John Parker Wilson, Brian Hoyer, Pat White, Todd Boeckman, and Hunter Cantwell. For more on those QB's:
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Can Maurice Jones-Drew handle the bulk of the carries by himself? We think so, and so do the Jags, or else they wouldn't have given him his nice contract extension. Still, they have looked at a few running backs such as Andre Brown, Chris "Beanie" Wells, Knowshon Moreno, Javon Ringer, LeSean McCoy, Tony Dixon, Cedric Peerman, Rashad Henry, Chubb Small, and Devin Moore.

The most likely scenario in the Jaguars backfield is that tough guy Greg Jones will be used as more of a runner than a blocker, much like the Ravens do with Le'Ron McClain. This is further enunciated by the fact that the Jags have looked at several fullbacks which include: Tony Fiammetta, Quinn Johnson, Jason Cook, Conredge Collins, and Will Ta'ufo'ou.

Although the team inked 34-year old Tra Thomas to a deal to be the starting left tackle, the position is still far from secured for the future. The Jaguars scouts loved Eugene Monroe and Jason Smith, but it's pretty likely that neither will be around when it's the Jags turn to pick at #8. Some other possibilities are Andre Smith, Michael Oher, Phil Loadholt, Sebastian Vollmer, Garry Williams, and the University of Florida's own Jason Watkins.

The Jags are far from set on the interior line, as they found out last season when Vince Manuwai and Maurice Williams both went down in the season opener. Starting center Brad Meester, who was given a contract extension a few months ago, hasn't completed a full season since 2006, and has missed significant time in three of the last four years. To potentially remedy the situation, the Jaguars have looked at centers Eric Wood, Max Unger, Alex Mack, A.Q. Shipley, and Antoine Caldwell.

Other linemen include T.J. Lang, Cecil Newton, Paul Fanaika, Jaimie Thomas, Scott Burley, C.J. Davis, Chase Clowser, Dennis Conley, and Andy Levitre.

Is Marcedes the man at tight end? He is one of the game's best blockers at his position, but his hands have been inconsistent. If Dirk Koetter is allowed to run some of the same offenses he ran while at Arizona State, the Jaguars will need another pass catching option at the tight end spot. Some of the players who they've looked at include Jared Cook, Shawn Nelson, John Nalbone, Zach Miller, Tyrell Williams, John Phillips, Cornelius Ingram, Derrick Williams, Jordan Norwood, Juaquin Iglesias, Quan Cosby, and Kevin Brock.

Finally, we come to the most scrutinized position on the team, wide receiver. The Jaguars did a great job of remedying a desperate situation by signing veteran Torry Holt. This allows the team more flexibility in each round. Still, a wide receiver could be their first-round pick. Some of the possibilities are Michael Crabtree, Jeremy Maclin, Darius Heyward-Bey, Isaiah Williams, Jarrett Dillard, Kenny McKinley, Patrick Turner, Brian Robiskie, Brian Hartline, Percy Harvin, Deon Butler, Hakeem Nicks, Mike Thomas, Greg Carr, Mike Wallace, Justin Brown, Mohammed Massaquoi, Kevin Ogletree, Derek Kinder, Darius Passmore, Louis Murphy, D.J. Boldin, Dickey Lyons, Jr., and Dudley Guice.


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