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Florida Times-Union reporter Michael C. Wright covers the ins and outs of the Jacksonville Jaguars. In this blog, he'll share behind-the-scenes anecdotes not published within the pages of the T-U, in addition to offering up incessant ramblings about nothing such as road trips, crummy hotels and not-so-delicious press box food. Perhaps he'll even delve into serious discussions about NFL issues. So ask questions, participate in conversations, or just learn more about the Jags.

Sunday, April 29, 2007

The draft has ended

Now I can finally go home. Vito and I worked on Saturday until about midnight, but we should be done pretty soon.

So how would you grade the Jaguars' 2007 draft? Write in and let me know.

Our columnist Gene Frenette will grade the draft of all 32 teams in tomorrow's Florida Times-Union. So stay tuned for more draft coverage.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would grade the Jags draft as an overwhelming F. You can't fumble the opportunity of a lifetme such as miraculously being presented with a franchise consensus top 5 Quarterback pick while sitting at #17 and then #21, and then using neither opportunity to fix the horrible mess that our QB situation is!! Shack Harris chose to ignore the fact that his protege Byron Leftwich is below standard, and by passing on Notre Dame's Brady Quinn Shack just cemented his place in the GM Hall of Shame along with hacks like Detroit Lions boss Matt Millen. The fact that they chose LB's and DB's and virtually ignored offense further proves that Shack is either an impostor, or a Trojan Horse planted by some evil genius to wreck an entire franchise. The Weavers and the fans deserve a whole lot better than James "Shack" Harris. Maybe the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce has Shack on their payroll. He truly seems to be on a mission to alienate every single potential fan in Jacksonville, and thus by starving Mr. Weaver thereby forcing him to leave Jax in order to stay in business. And I'm not kidding! Yeah, I say an F for this crew is being generous.

April 29, 2007 at 6:19 PM  
Blogger rabbi-philosopher said...

Give 'em a B. I thought they had a pretty good draft. Yeah, I would have called Quinn's number but... I'm no expert.

It looks like some of the people they drafted, particularly the unknowns, might really contribute. I want to see the kid out of Hampton tackle.

April 29, 2007 at 7:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

give them a D-. We should have taken a QB at least somewhere in the early rounds. Even Stanfords QB lasted into the third round.
Now, did I here correctly New England got Moss for only a 4th round pick? And we have several 4th round picks! I hope this punter is worth a Randy Moss. Even if Moss was here for only a year WR is a major need and bad boy Moss would bring a spark if not a blow tourch to our receiving duds.
I know they picked 2 WR's but we could have had Moss?

Please get a walk on QB and trade that moron Leverworst. He is doing nothing but hurting the Jags and costing Weaver Money. Shack see ya wouldnt want to be ya cause you will not be here after this year.

April 29, 2007 at 8:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd be curious what someone intelligent and knowledgeable had to say about the Jags draft. I must be in the wrong place.

Personally, I'm not that enthused with Brady Quinn. Maybe it's because I don't like Notre Dame. Maybe it's because he never won anything while he was there. He certainly didn't show any special Joe Montana magic at South bend, so unless the Jags can schedule the service academies and the weaker half of the Big ten, I just don't see all the fuss. Give me the kid from Boise State. Actually, give me a proven winner like, I don't know, Troy Smith or Chris Leak. Sorry, guys, but Ws and Ls are color-blind, and so am I.

Can the UCF receiver be the deep threat the Jags need? Is the LB from Hampton a difference maker? Can the guy from Missouri provide the front-four pass rusher the Jags (and everyone else) need? Those are the sorts of things I'd be interested in knowing.

April 29, 2007 at 8:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Im with the post above me, this is not the place for intelligent conversation, everybody already has quinn going to the probowl and hall of fame, we were not the only team that passed up on him

April 29, 2007 at 9:24 PM  
Blogger Michael C. Wright said...

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April 29, 2007 at 10:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Jags would need a QB able to make the deep threat credible so no, Walker will not make any difference in the offense. As for the defense, Nelson and Durant will be lucky to be 2nd team on this defense as the linebacker
corps is one of the strengths of the NFLs 2nd rated defense.The Leftwich apologist always complain about O line (read Harris and Del Rio) and yet they wait until the 5th round to help fill this supposed need. All in all,the worst draft in franchise history.

April 29, 2007 at 10:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Correction Durant and Smith, I actually like Nelson as a pick as there was a true need for a safety

April 29, 2007 at 10:32 PM  
Blogger Michael C. Wright said...

It's good to see fans of the team taking a critical look at what they did in this draft. The tough thing about judging something like this is that you truly don't know how successful you were until a few seasons down the road.

April 29, 2007 at 10:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

True enough, but perception sometimes trumps logic, especially with a franchise struggling to fill seats

April 29, 2007 at 10:35 PM  
Blogger Michael C. Wright said...

You've got a point.

April 29, 2007 at 10:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks, I will continue to support the Jags as I think the team is important to Jacksonville. I just hope WW is able to stick it out in as a small market town. What is the possibilty of going public with the franchise and selling limited shares of the team?

April 29, 2007 at 10:53 PM  
Blogger Michael C. Wright said...

I'll have to get back to you on that. I'm not sure that's allowed anymore. If memory serves, years ago, the Green Bay Packers were able to pull off something like this. I'll check and get back to you on it.

April 30, 2007 at 12:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

People don't know the NFL. They do not understand that you can draft a safety in the fifth round to be a special teams ace. Or because a punter made the Pro Bowl in 2002, he gets a free pass. I give them a B. Only a B because it was not perfect and Durant may have gone a little early.

April 30, 2007 at 4:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Harris is like the Sanjya of the NFL, someone should vote him off.
Saying that we have enough QB's so we don't need Quinn is an insult! The more you keep telling us to shut-up, the less fans will be in the stands, then you will all be out of a job. This is a business, cater to your customers!!!
PS- This is NOT the gators or collage football..

April 30, 2007 at 10:16 PM  

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