The Jacksonville Jaguars may have hit a home run with last week’s Draft, nabbing top prospect Luke Joeckel with the second selection Thursday night, but it does not mean their work should be done.
As a team in transition, a work in progress, a team starting over or whatever the team is following this franchise, there is still a need for quality players, starters and depth.
According to NFL.com, the 10 best remaining free agents are players at positions the Jaguars still need help with. Whether is it on the offensive line (Tyson Clabo of Atlanta and Eric Winston of Kansas City), wide receiver (Brandon Lloyd to spell Justin Blackmon) or someone to help with a porous pass rush (John Abraham, Dwight Freeney), there are still issues with this team.
In other news...
*The Jaguars open their rookie mini-camp this afternoon at the stadium. Amid the thunderstorms and puddles of water, this could be a very good rookie class. I am excited to see what free agent Matt Scott can do on the field and whether or not players like Josh Evan, a sixth round defensive back from Florida and Demetrius McCray, the team’s final pick from Appalachian State, can play in nickel packages and special teams.
*There is a new Sheriff in town. The Jaguars announced on Thursday it had named Chris Polian as the team’s new director of pro personnel. It will be interesting to see if Polian beings the same fire and vision to the Jaguars his father, Bill Polian, had with the Colts.
*The team will also unveil its new uniforms this season. The unis finally made it to area stores where they have been well received. One store said the younger fans were interested in the “robot-like” look to it. The Jaguars worked hard to get baby boomers interested in season tickets. Now, the baby boomers' children are the one this team should be targeting.