2014 NFL draft rumors: Jaguars expected to pass on quarterback in first round
Prior to re-signing quarterback Chad Henne on Friday, the Jaguars were considered one of the teams who might target a signal-caller at the top of the 2014 NFL Draft. Now sources within the NFL reportedly say that will not be the case.
Ryan O'Halloran of the Florida Times-Union passed along the news.
League source on #Jaguars: "With Henne back, I don't expect them to take QB until 2nd round and maybe not until 3rd or 4th round."
— Ryan O'Halloran (@ryanohalloran) March 7, 2014
If the report is true, then the Jaguars will have all options open with the No. 3 overall pick and could target a pass rusher like Jadeveon Clowney of South Carolina -- if he is still available - or Buffalo's Khalil Mack, which would give them an elite player to fill a glaring weakness. Previous reports have indicated the Jaguars could be interested in Eastern Illinois quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, who Gus Bradley coached at the Senior Bowl. Though his draft stock is rising, Garoppolo could be available in the second round.