Jacksonville Jaguars Should Target a QB in First Round of 2014 NFL Draft

By Juan Pablo Aravena
Shahid Khan
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The Jacksonville Jaguars have been constantly linked to drafting a quarterback with their first-round selection in the upcoming NFL Draft. While some experts have said the Jags could easily take the best talent available – since they have needs on both sides of the ball – the team’s owner has confirmed that the priority is taking a signal-caller with the No. 3 overall pick.

Shad Khan confirmed to the media that the team is drafting a quarterback in the first round, and he even said that they might take two in the entire draft so it appears they are ready to start over and leave the whole Blaine Gabbert fiasco behind.

This is really not a surprise by any means. The Jaguars realized that neither Gabbert nor Chad Henne are the long-term answer, and since the upcoming class is loaded with prospects at the QB position it makes sense for Jacksonville to grab one when they have a good chance to end up with their future franchise player after the first round.

The Houston Texans – who have the first overall pick – definitely need a quarterback, but they are open to trading their selection. The St. Louis Rams at No. 2 overall don’t need one but could auction their pick to the highest bidder. Whatever happens, the Jaguars still have a top-three pick so the likes of Teddy Bridgewater, Johnny Manziel or Blake Bortles could all be available when the Jaguars have to make their pick.

The draft is still a few months away, but one thing is certain: Jacksonville is making the right call looking to select a quarterback to overhaul their roster. There are plenty of choices and they have great odds of landing a star player with their No. 3 pick.

Juan Pablo Aravena is a sports writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @jparavenarant or add him to your network on Google

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