The Jacksonville Jaguars currently sit at No. 2 overall in the 2013 NFL Draft order. While there is a lot of speculation about the direction the team will go, Jaguars owner Shad Khan spoke to reporters and stated the team would be looking to grab a player that can help the team win and not necessarily the flashy pick.
“What I’m worried about is that we make good choices that help us win,” Khan told the Florida Times-Union.
“It’s not about sexy or unsexy. To me, we want to get the best player that is going to help us win. We have a nucleus of players. Who do we have to get to complement them and bring out the best in them? It’s as simple as that because when it’s all said and done football is a lot of fun and a lot of showbiz element. It’s just exhilarating and invigorating, but it’s about winning. Everything we’re going through is to get us to a stage where we will be a perennial contender. That’s where we want to be.”
If they are truly going to go by that strategy, then Central Michigan’s Eric Fisher would be the most likely selection. The “sexier” pick would be West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith and Oregon defensive end Dion Jordan.
If Jacksonville wants to add a player on the defensive side of the ball, Star Lotulelei would be an excellent selection for the team.
We are just over 24 hours away from finding out exactly who the Jaguars will select, but I have a hard time believing that Khan won’t be able to resist making a splash.