Originally posted on Gridiron Grit  |  Last updated 4/29/13
Are the Jacksonville Jaguars anywhere near becoming a playoff contender after the 2013 NFL Draft? Don’t hold your breath.  The team made a questionable decision with the No. 2 selection, passing on the likes of QB Geno Smith and DE Dion Jordan, who would have been a perfect fit in the Leo spot in Gus Bradley’s defense. Making matters worse, the Jaguars passed on Smith again in the second round and never managed to find a quarterback  at any point in the draft, even with Matt Barkley and Ryan Nassib available in the third and fourth round.  Jacksonville opted not to take a pass-rusher at any point either, even after finishing dead last in the league with 20 sacks last season. Photo Credit: Jaguars.com Nevertheless, Luke Joeckel is a technician with an athletic build at the position, excels in pass protection and is a clear-cut Day One starter for the Jaguars.  The move also gives the club bookend offensive tackles and the infrastructure to support future growth.  New GM David Caldwe...
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