Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles becomes filthy rich, signs rookie deal

Last year, when the Jacksonville Jaguars selected Luke Joeckel with the second overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, many had assumed that Joeckel would make more than the top pick in Eric Fisher because of Florida’s tax laws. This year, the same could very well be true for quarterback Blake Bortles who signed his rookie deal this morning prior to the team’s mandatory mini-camp...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Right Down The Line: How the Jaguars Will Be Better This Season

Luke Joeckel is back. Austin Pasztor said he should be ready to go once the team starts training camp. Zane Beadles is a noticeable upgrade at left guard. Mike Brewster takes the place of a legend in Brad Meester at center and it looks like rookie Brandon Linder will play at right guard.Meet the new offensive line for the Jacksonville Jaguars – a line that was dominated at times...
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June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Well-rested Luke Joeckel ready to contribute to Jaguars' line

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Luke Joeckel never much cared for all the attention which came his way at this time last year after being the second-overall pick in the NFL draft. He disliked having to miss the Jacksonville Jaguars' final 11 games because of a fractured right ankle even more. So while most of the fan attention Thursday at the first organized team activity open to the public...
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June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Jacksonville Jaguars: Robinson Injured, Joeckel Returns, Shorts Excited

After suffering a scare with one rookie wide receiver injuring himself on the practice field, the Jaguars announced on Monday that their other rookie wide receiver will be on the shelf for a couple of weeks with a hamstring injury.Allen Robinson suffered the injury while participating in the team’s first OTA of the week. It's unclear, according to Big Cat Country’s Alfie...
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June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Jaguars' former top draft pick Luke Joeckel moving past broken ankle

The Jacksonville Jaguars struggled offensively last year, posting a dismal 4-12 record regardless of having the second overall pick of the 2013 NFL Draft.  The Jaguars chose offensive tackle Luke Joeckel from Texas A&M University last spring, surprising the media and their fans, opening themselves up for constant criticism.  Jacksonville's situation got worse in Week 5...
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May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Jaguars’ Luke Joeckel: “I Can’t Think of Myself as an Injured, Pathetic Guy”

The Jacksonville Jaguars used the second overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft on offensive tackle Luke Joeckel. After starting the first four games of the season at right tackle, the Jags moved him to left tackle for its’ Week 5 game after trading away Eugene Monroe. Just 12 snaps into his first start at LT, Joeckel went down with a gruesome ankle injury that would cost him the rest...
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May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Jacksonville Jaguars: 4 Questions Heading into OTAs

Now is when anticipation meets reality. There is a lot of expectation at the practice facility at EverBank Field. It is tempered with the reality that this is still a 4-12 football team until proven otherwise. But the idea of a franchise quarterback, two stud receivers and a new workhorse running back will change someone’s opinion in a heartbeat.The Jaguars – according to everyone...
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May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Draft: Day 2 Analysis

  Day 2 saw a lot of reaches and a lot of drops, who did well and who faltered? At the start of the 2nd round, the Texans had a chance to get the brother of the man they picked first overall in 2002. It was the right move, and it would have helped their problem at quarterback. Instead, they went with stout guard Xavier Su’a Filo. A few picks later, Carr went to the Raiders and...
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May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Jags draft primer: Plenty of needs (and options) to evaluate with No. 3 pick

While he didn't say it in a mocking tone, Jacksonville Jaguars general manager Dave Caldwell has no use for concocting his own version of all the articles online and in print where the selections during the first round of the NFL draft are predicted. ''I've done no mock drafts,'' Caldwell said last week. Besides, there's reason to be skeptical of anyone...
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May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Jaguars five-year draft review: Little success with Top 10 picks

For the seventh year in a row, the Jacksonville Jaguars will have one of the first 10 picks in the NFL draft. No other team can come close to making a similar claim. While two of those selections were the result of trades rather than poor records the year before, the inability to get much out of the players they selected is why the Jaguars find themselves stuck in this rut. Pretty...
Via Fox Sports Florida
May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Jaguars not sold on taking QB with third overall pick

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- With so many needs elsewhere, particularly along both of their lines and at wide receiver, should the Jacksonville Jaguars really use the third pick next week in the NFL draft on a quarterback? General manager Dave Caldwell made it sound Friday as if that would not be the case. "The majority of this class has a ways to go," he said when asked about...
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May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Texas A&M OT Jake Matthews Works Out For The Jaguars

  Michael DiRocco of reports that Texas A&M OT Jake Matthews worked out for the Jaguars last week. According to DiRocco, the Jaguars could be targeting Matthews at No. 3 overall. Matthews has worked out for the Bills, Browns, Falcons, Texans, Rams and Titans so far. This is, of course, interesting given that the Jaguars used their 2013 first-round pick on...
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April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

TGS 2013 NFL mock re-draft: Picks 1-10

Because hindsight makes us smartasses, here’s how the 2013 NFL draft should have gone down based on what’s happened the last 12 months. 1. Kansas City Chiefs: Keenan Allen (WR, Cal) — Seriously. Eric Fisher struggled a lot. They could have kept Branden Albert, and Allen looks like he’ll be a star for a long time to come. They need support from Dwayne Bowe. 2. Jacksonville...
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April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Jaguars’ No. 3 Pick Could Also Be Available For Trade

  According to Dan Pompei of the Bleacher Report, the Jacksonville Jaguars are also willing to trade down in this year’s draft. Pompei confirms that the Texans and Rams have both made their picks available. An NFL executive tells Pompei that the Jaguars have made it known around the league that their No. 3 overall pick could be available. Pompei concedes that any team with...
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April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Jaguars’ Luke Joeckel starting all over

The Jacksonville Jaguars believed they had solidified a position on the offensive line by drafting Luke Joeckel. So much so, they traded away left tackle Eugene Monroe to the Baltimore Ravens after four games. Leave it to the Jaguars, the very next game Joeckel was lost for the season with an ankle injury. Selected No. 2 overall in the 2013 NFL Draft, Luke Joeckel is starting all...
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March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

2013 rookies are primed for a breakout season in 2014

While it may be difficult to find any positives for an NFL team after having a 4-12 season, the Jacksonville Jaguars and their fans do have a silver lining to take a look at. The 2013 season was the first for head coach Gus Bradley and GM David Caldwell, meaning the offseason before the 2013 season was Caldwell’s first offseason. A sore spot for the Jaguars in past years was the...
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March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Are the Jacksonville Jaguars interested in drafting an OT?

In the 2013 draft, the Jacksonville Jaguars selected Luke Joeckel out of Texas A&M with the second overall pick. As the season progressed, there had to be some changes made as Joeckel went down with a season-ending ankle injury against the St. Louis Rams just after the team had traded Eugene Monroe to the Baltimore Ravens. In Joeckel’s absence, Cameron Bradfield moved to left...
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March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Previous Jaguar draft classes appear to have mixed results

Aren’t we glad as Jaguars fans that David Caldwell is now running the show? As Caldwell prepares for year two in Jacksonville, check out how his first draft class compares to the last several of former Jaguar GM, Gene Smith. 2013 Draft Round 1 | Pick 2: OT Luke Joeckel, Texas A&M 2013: Started first five games of 2013 but a broken ankle him on the sideline for the rest of the...
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February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Zane Beadles is on the Jacksonville Jaguars radar

Let’s face it, the Jacksonville Jaguars have some holes to fill on the offensive line. Luckily for GM Dave Caldwell and head coach Gus Bradley, this offseason will provide them with an excellent opportunity to provide offensive line coach George Yarno with some great players who can come right in and instantly make our line better than it has been in recent years. Luke Joeckel’s...
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February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Jaguars to Trade Third Overall Pick?

The Jacksonville Jaguars are open to trading the third overall pick in this May's NFL Draft, but to think that they won't utilize the pick to draft either Johnny Manziel, Blake Bortles, or Teddy Bridgewater is foolhardy to say the least. Shutterbug459, Wikimedia CommonsLast year the Jags used their first pick to select Texas A&M offensive tackle Luke Joeckel, making the...
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February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Jaguars seek stability on offensive line

The best word to describe the Jacksonville Jaguars' offensive line play in 2013 might be one that's seldom used to describe the unit -- unpredictable. How unpredictable? By the middle of the season, the Jaguars traded Eugene Monroe to the Baltimore Ravens and placed first-round draft pick Luke Joeckel on injured reserve. By its end, Will Rackley joined Joeckel on that list...
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February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Jacksonville Jaguars: Grading Their 2013 Draft Class

Twelve months ago, it was a sure thing the Jacksonville Jaguars would take one of two players - Eric Fisher of Eastern Michigan or Luke Joeckel of Texas A&M. Both tackles were head and shoulders about everyone else in the 2013 NFL Draft.Jacksonville, picking second, had to wait only minutes for Kansas City to select Fisher, which allowed the 2014 team to get who was arguably...
Via Football Nation
January 11, 2014  |  Discuss

2013 NFL Draft Grade A Day | Jacksonville Jaguars

POINTS SCALE Round 1: 0-5 Round 2: 0-4 Round 3: 0-3 Round 4: 0-2 Round 5: 0-1 Round 6 & 7: Same system as undrafted. Points only awarded if player was productive, no scale. Round 1 - Luke Joeckel OT, Texas A&M Analysis - Joeckel started five games and then was hurt and missed the rest.  Even so, he’s the team’s starting left tackle from next season on. Score...
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January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Jacksonville Jaguars Fans Finally Moving On From Tim Tebow?

For the last few years there have been a contingent of fans in the Jacksonville area that have tried to impress upon the team to need to sign Tim Tebow. As a local hero from his college days it made sense. If there was going to be a fan base that would clamor to see a Tebow-led team it would be them.Alas it was not meant to be. Billboards, rallies (in name only), and pleas fell on...
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January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

San Diego Chargers at Jacksonville Jaguars: 2013 Week 7 NFL Pick

San Diego Chargers (3-3) at Jacksonville Jaguars (0-6) What an accomplishment for the Jacksonville Jaguars! They covered the spread last week for the first time and this season, only losing to the Broncos by a mere 16 points. In all seriousness, the Jaguars could be kind of flat after putting everything they had into that game and coming up short. Now they return home to face the...
Via The Football Fan Spot
October 17, 2013  |  Discuss
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