With the 2012 NFL draft come & gone, it’s time to look ahead to the 2012 NFL season.
For some teams this weekend was a let down, for others it was a glimpse of hope. The later could not be more true for fans in Jacksonville.
Of all the things that happened in this weekend’s draft, one thing was clear. Khan is ready to do what it takes to turn this ship around.
Sure fans & NFL analysts are quick to dismiss the young QB Blaine Gabbert after a less than promising rookie season, but one can’t help but be hopeful that things will change this season once Gabbert is surrounded by talented WRs on the field.
Trading up to snag Blackmon was a season changing move for the Jaguars. Not only will Gabbert have the top WR prospect of the 2012 NFL draft down the field; he’ll be joined by Lee Evans & Laurent Robinson.
Wait just one minute here… You mean Jacksonville has 3 starting WR with actual potential. Whoa. That’s mind boggling.
At this point last season we could’ve cut our receiving corp & no one in the NFL would bat an eye. Oh wait we basically did that.
Enough about the offense… That’s not the only thing that needed work in Jacksonville. Let’s venture onto the subject that I am sure will be debated in Jacksonville for months… (maybe it will take place of the Tebow debate).
Bryan Anger. A punter in the 3rd round. Oh man did that pick make people ANGRY (Sorry I just had to).
Unfortunately, no matter what side you are on what is done is done. At least you can rejoice in the fact Matt Turk won’t be on the field this season. Sure this is the highest drafted punter since the year the Jacksonville franchise began, but at least it was for a legitimate player.
With 5 more month until the NFL season officially begins I’m sure these draft picks will continue to be analyzed… over & over… again & again. Here’s the top news stories circulating Duval this week:
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Yahoo! Sports: 2012 Jacksonville Jaguars Draft Picks: Fan Reaction
Washington Post: Jaguars sign 8 offensive, 9 defensive players to fill roster heading into rookie camp
NFL.com: Jaguars GM thinks team will be a ‘playoff contender’
Bleacher Report: Blackmonville: Why the Jaguars Might Have NFL’s Most Improved Offense in 2012
Big Cat Country: Mike Mularkey Says Jaguars Could Experiment With Wildcat
NFL.com: Justin Blackmon Doesn’t Feel Pressure Of No. 1 Receiver
News4Jax: Blackmon introduced in Jacksonville