When is it? How do you watch?
The 2016 NFL Draft will take place over a three day period. The schedule is as follows:
Thursday, April 28th 8:00 PM - 1st Round of the NFL Draft; Each team gets 10 minutes to pick (ESPN & NFL Network)
Friday, April 29th 7:00 PM - 2nd and 3rd Round of the NFL Draft; Each team gets 7 minutes to pick (ESPN from 7-8 PM, at 8PM ESPN coverage switches to ESPN2; NFL Network)
Saturday, April 30th 12:00 PM - 4th through 7th Round; Each team gets 5 minutes to pick (ESPN & NFL Network)
Can you watch with other Jaguar fans?
Yes! The first round of the draft will be broadcast live at EverBank Field, where the Jaguars will host their annual draft party! It's free to go to the party, but you must have a ticket which you can get by clicking the button below. In addition, Gen Jag will be hosting a tailgate party that is free for everyone with free beverages from Bold City Brewery, Carve Vodka, and Green Room Brewing. The Gen Jag tailgate party will be in Lot J! RSVP below.
When do the Jaguars pick?
Here is a list of every Jaguars draft pick!
Round 1. 5th Overall
Round 2. 38th Overall
Round 3. 69th Overall
Round 4. 103rd Overall
Round 5. 146th Overall
Round 6. 181st Overall
Round 6. 201st Overall
Round 7. 226th Overall
What are the Jaguars needs?
Edge Rusher - The Jaguars have loaded up with talented interior defensive lineman, but they lack players that can create pressure coming off the edge. Dave Caldwell recently stated that he believes the Jaguars are fine with the pass rushers currently on their roster, but don't be surprised if the Jags take an edge rusher early in the draft.
Interior Offensive Line - The Jaguars currently have two very good starting caliber interior offensive lineman (Brandon Linder & A.J. Cann), but there are three interior line spots and the Jaguars are likely to draft an interior lineman, whether it be a guard or a center, in the first half of the draft.
Linebacker - The Jaguars have ZERO depth at linebacker at almost every linebacking position. They will address their linebacker depth at some point in this draft.
Defensive Playmakers - The Jaguars currently have some very good defensive players and have added a couple of big time playmakers this offseason in Malik Jackson and Tashaun Gipson, but they still need that one elite defender, and hopefully that's who they get in the 1st Round
Players to watch for:
Here is a short list of players to keep an eye on with the Jaguars first round pick.
Jalen Ramsey - viewed by many as the best player in the draft, Jalen Ramsey brings an incredible amount of athleticism and star potential at the cornerback or free safety spot.
Myles Jack - probably the best fit for the Jaguars if available at 5, Jack can be the playmaking, do it all linebacker, that the Jaguars so desperately need.
Shaq Lawson - a highly productive edge rusher for one of the best defenses in football. Lawson possess a combination of rare size and athleticism that could be a fit in Jacksonville.
Joey Bosa - a true edge rusher that is likely to be an impact starter for years to come in the league, but might lack the upside to truly become a super star.
DeForest Buckner - Buckner is a dominant player, but he plays a position the Jaguars are already loaded at with Malik Jackson and Sen'Derrick Marks. Buckner is an intriguing talent, but wouldn't have the same impact in year one as the aforementioned players.
Leonard Floyd - A long, explosive pass rusher, Leonard Floyd would be a candidate in a Jaguars Trade down scenario. His lack of production and skinny frame keep him from being a top 5 pick.
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