Season Review: The Jaguars had an unexpectedly good season in some ways, narrowly missing the playoffs.  The Colts stumbling for most of the year helped, but that doesn’t change the fact that Jacksonville made themselves relevant again, and this draft will go a long way to keeping them that way.  However, for the most part, 2010 was an up-and-down affair.  Convincing wins against Cleveland and Indianapolis were mired in blowout losses to inferior teams.  Still alive headed into week 15, they dropped the game at Indy and then the next two, to faltering Washington and Tennessee.

Jacksonville Jaguars Draft

Brandon Harris would help solve the Jaguars draft woes

Needs: They still have many that they need to address.  Their offense was very middle-of-the-road and a solid wide receiver would not be amiss, or a running back to pair with Maurice Jones-Drew would go a long way to helping spark the offense.  Their offensive line needs work, as Jaguar QB’s were sacked nearly 40 times.  Their defense, on the other hand, was downright dreadful.  Last years top pick, Tyson Alualu, played well at defensive tackle, but there is very little talent surrounding him.  Either a pure pass rusher or solid cover corner is sorrely needed.

What They Should Do: They have enough holes that a best-man-available philosophy will suit them well.  Their options at this pick (with my guessing, anyway) come down to Tyron Smith (OT, USC), Michael Leshoure (RB, Illinois), Adrian Clayborn (DE, Iowa) or Brandon Harris (CB, Miami).  They have missed on high DE end picks, and Clayborn has some question marks, otherwise I’d be positive they’d go with him (and they still might), but Harris is also tempting.  If someone slips, though- and someone will- the Jags will be very happy to pounce.

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