JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Jacksonville's rebuilding project is entering its key phase. Under new general manager Dave Caldwell and first-year coach Gus Bradley, the Jaguars already purged the roster and signed a few stop-gap free agents. Now comes the really important part: the NFL draft.
Caldwell and Bradley want to build through the three-day draft, which begins Thursday. It's the new regime's first chance to put its stamp on the small-market franchise.
Jacksonville has seven picks, beginning with the second overall selection. With holes on both sides of the ball, the Jaguars could go in just about any direction at No. 2. Trading down, though, seems to be a long shot.
Offensive tackle, defensive line/outside linebacker and cornerback are the team's most pressing needs. Quarterback and safety are positions expected to be addressed, too.
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