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In an interview on the NFL Network, Pete Prisco, senior NFL writer on CBSSports.com, said that he thinks the Jaguars should take a quarterback with the 16th pick. Find out what he thought about the Jaguars' current quarterback conundrum.
The Jacksonville Jaguars will be picking 16th this year in the draft. While this isn't the best year for drafting in the first have of the 1st round, the Jaguars do have a number of directions that they could got with their pick.
NFL.com is reporting that the proposed rules changes that would apply to kickoffs have indeed passed. Also, Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk is reporting that the committee has also voted to extend booth challenges to include all scoring plays. A coach will still have the potential to challenge up to 3 plays as has been the rule for awhile now.
Update: ESPN is reporting that the kickoffs are being moved to the 35 yard line from the 30, but touchbacks will still only go out to the 20 yard line. Teams will still be able to use 2-man wedges for returns.
I saw via Thejaggernaut.com that Tony Pauline of TFY Draft Reports has learned that Boise State safety, Jeron Johnson, is scheduled to meet with the Jaguars. As this is a new prospect, I'll add it to the list of those covered.
Mike Reiss of ESPNBoston.com asked Bill Belichick about the proposed changes to kickoffs, and Belichick was not in favor saying, "I don’t like idea of eliminating the kickoff from the game." As usual, Belichick was short with his answer, but he got his point across. SI's Don Banks talked to one NFL coach, and he said, "Anything that limits the damage he [Devon Hester] could do I should probably be in favor of. But I’m not. It’s not a little change. It changes the game too much. It’s not a tweak. It’s a significant change."
Aaron Wilson of the "National Football Post" is reporting that Connecticut linebacker, Lawrence Wilson, is scheduled to visit the Jags, Broncos, and Eagles. As I have failed to highlight any true linebackers this off-season, I thought it would be good to take a look at Wilson.
Jeff Pash has released a letter calling for negotiations between the NFLPA and the NFL to resume. Pash said, "If Mike will let us know when and where he and his colleagues would like to meet, we will be there. We are ready." This is indeed good news, and I'll continue to keep an eye on the situation. It's unclear whether the NFLPA is ready to resume negotiations at this point, but it is a nice change in rhetoric from the traditional "they're wrong, and we're right" type of talk.