Caldwell and Bradley discuss draft strategy
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Most of the leg work is done and it's now time to turn attention to Thursday's opening round of the NFL Draft. GM Dave Caldwell and Head Coach Gus Bradley met with the media for an informal discussion on draft policy and strategy with just a few days left to ponder the second overall pick. At this point the Jaguars say they know who they will select on Thursday regardless of Kansas City's selection at number one. When asked if there will be any more discussion in the war room on Thursday Caldwell stated that the voting is over and the polls are closed.
Speaking with coach Bradley revealed some useful information. Should Jacksonville select Dion Jordan or Ziggy Ansah as a defensive end both would likely fill the "leo" position that plays a prominent role in Bradley's defense. He also added that selecting Eric Fisher or Luke Joeckel would be as a right tackle with Eugene Monroe holding onto his spot at left tackle. Some concerns around Fisher would be his playing at a smaller division one program like Central Michigan. When asked about it Caldwell said they prefer to draft players from larger schools and considered CMU (a division 1-A program) a large school.
With the Jaguars thought process all but complete for round one the real interesting selections will come starting on Friday as the team continues to assemble its roster for years to come.
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