2011 NFL Draft: Jacksonville Jaguars Trade Up to Select Missouri QB Blaine Gabbert at No. 10

With the 10th pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, the Jacksonville Jaguars traded up to select Missouri quarterback Blaine Gabbert. The Washington Redskins–who originally had the No. 10 pick–were one of many teams looking to trade down and were able to do so with a team that hopes Gabbert will develop into their quarterback of the future.

Gabbert was considered one of the top quarterbacks from this year’s class and some draft boards even had him as high as No. 4 to the Cincinnati Bengals. Considering all of the teams in the top 10 that were in need of a quarterback, it came as a surprise to see Gabbert slip to No. 10–but the Jaguars aren’t complaining about it. Gabbert should have a few years to develop behind David Garrard and could end up being one of the most talented quarterbacks from this year’s class in the long run–so it should be interesting to see if this ends up being a steal for the Jags.

 


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  • http://theresastatforthat.blogspot.com deron

    This draft is interesting so far, but would be more interesting if teams could trade players for picks. Hopefully, teams will improve upon their ability to get value for their draft position. There have been some real busts over the past few years, Leaf and Russell, just to name two. Over the past 15 years or so, Pittsburgh has gotten the most value for its picks and Detroit has gotten the least.

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