Originally written March 18, 2012 on Football Nation:
2012 NFL Mock Draft: Jacksonville Jaguar Pre-draft Strategy The 2011 Jacksonville Jaguars failed to make the playoffs for the 4th consecutive season, finishing 5-11, 3rd in the AFC South. The defense was greatly improved (6th out of 32 teams) while the offense was among the worst in the entire sport (32nd out of 32 ). Running back Maurice Jones Drew was outstanding and led the league in rushing with little or no support from the Jacksonville passing game. Rookie QB Blaine Gabbert struggled and the team must upgrade all areas of the air attack. Defensively, the team was solid but could use more pass rush and secondary help. Long time coach Jack Del Rio was relieved of his duties in late November and former Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Mike Mularkey was hired on January 10th to take over the team. Early Offseason The Jaguars have done an outstanding job in the first week of free agency filling needs with both signings of their own free agents as well as external cand...
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