Jaguars: Draft plugin, surprise and. . . what?

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WR DJ Chark: Chark may be the closest to becoming an instant starter for the Jaguars. For the first time dating back to 2006, the Jaguars had only one spot - outside linebacker - where before the draft, they could identify their starting 22 players and be comfortable with the group. Chark is by no means expected to start, but he could be the best bet of all the Jaguars' draft picks to crack the opening-day lineup. Chark gets the nod over the others because the Jaguars' starting duo at wide receiver (Donte Moncrief and Keelan Cole) are not firmly entrenched as starters.


T Will Robinson: He has the size and athleticism to challenge for a spot in the line. At 306 pounds he could also make a transition to guard. The Jaguars may opt to try and get by with their current guard/tackle combo of A.J. Cann/Jermey Parnell for one more season unless someone like Robinson can make a strong push for one of these starting spots. At worst, Robinson should be the swing tackle and be able to step in should either of the two tackle spots be a liability or have an injury.


P/K Logan Cooke. This late in the draft it wasn't likely that anyone else was going to select a punter so why not opt for the best remaining tight end, a position the Jaguars didn't address in the first six rounds. Punters are among the most popular rookie free agents and the Jaguars could have easily signed Cooke as one. A tight end or linebacker, two needs the team still has depth problems at, should have been addressed with this final pick.