Ranking the Jacksonville Jaguars’ 2014 Draft Picks From Worst to First

Ranking Jacksonville Jaguars' 2014 Draft Picks From Worst to First

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WIth Blaine Gabbert shipped off to San Francisco and Maurice Jones-Drew in Oakland, GM David Caldwell has the task of rebuilding the Jaguars franchise.

With a few key pick-ups through the early rounds of the draft, Jacksonville is going to look like a brand new team in the fall. Here's a list of the Jags' 2014 Draft Picks from worst to first.

9. Luke Bowanko, C

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9. Luke Bowanko, C

Luke Bowanko
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Bowanko was selected in the sixth round out of Virginia. The Jaguars took a gamble waiting until the sixth round to take a chance on replacing veteran center Brad Meester in selecting Cavalier Luke Bowanko. Standing 6-foot-5 and weighing 295 pounds, Bowanko has impressive size and could be a toss up to win the starting position at center.

8. Chris Smith, LB

Chris Smith, Arkansas
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8. Chris Smith, LB

Chris Smith, Arkansas
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Smith was drafted out of Arkansas in the fifth round. The Jaguars drafted a raw pass rusher who will fit well in their 4-3 scheme.

7. Aaron Colvin, CB

Aaron Colvin, Oklahoma
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7. Aaron Colvin, CB

Aaron Colvin, Oklahoma
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Colvin was drafted in the fourth round out of Oklahoma. Colvin was a first round talent who's stock suffered after an ACL injury at the Senior Bowl. Once back to full health, Colvin could be a long term solution for the Jags at corner.

6. Telvin Smith, LB

Telvin Smith, Florida State
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6. Telvin Smith, LB

Telvin Smith, Florida State
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Smith was drafted in the fifth round out of Florida State. Smith has the potential to be a rookie starter for the Jags. He had a monster career for the Seminoles with 214 total tackles, 29 tackles for loss and seven sacks last season. Look for Smith to compete at weak side linebacker.

5. Storm Johnson, RB

Storm Johnson, Central Florida
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5. Storm Johnson, RB

Storm Johnson, Central Florida
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Johnson was drafted out of Central Florida in the seventh round. Out of the entire draft class, Johnson has the potential to be one of the most surprising players. A tough runner, who has experience with Bortles, Johnson will be looking to unseat Jordan Todman or Denard Robinson as the team's No. 2 halfback.

4. Brandon Linder, OG

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4. Brandon Linder, OG

Brandon Linder, Miami
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Linder was drafted in the third round out of Miami. The Jaguars filled a void on their offensive line by taking the Miami Hurricane's Brandon Linder. He'll play a key role in protecting new franchise quarterback Blake Bortles.

3. Blake Bortles, QB

Blake Bortles, Central Florida
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3. Blake Bortles, QB

Blake Bortles, Central Florida
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Bortles was drafted in the first round out of Central Florida. The Jaguars went and made a statement, taking Bortles with the second overall pick in the draft. This is the guy, years down the road, Jacksonville fans will look back at to see where their franchise stands. Bortles has all the tools and size you want to see for a franchise guy.

2. Allen Robinson, WR

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2. Allen Robinson, WR

Allen Robinson, Penn State
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Allen Robinson was drafted in the second round out of Penn State. After taking Bortles in the first round, Jacksonville's turned their focus to get their new QB some weapons and that's just what they did. After taking Marqise Lee earlier in round two, Jacksonville came back and picked up Robinson. The 6-foot-3 receiver is considered by some to be the best pick in the entire 2014 Draft.

1. Marqise Lee, WR

Marqise Lee, USC
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1. Marqise Lee, WR

Marqise Lee, USC
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Marqise Lee was drafted out of USC in the second round. After getting their franchise quarterback in round one and with the troubles of Justin Blackmon, the Jaguars wasted no time in adding help at receiver. Lee is a play maker and when healthy, he is extremely hard to cover.

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