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2011 NFL Draft: Jacksonville Jaguars Select Mizzou QB Blaine Gabbert

With the No. 10 overall pick in the 2011 NFL draft, the Jacksonville Jaguars (via trade with Washington Redskins) select Mizzou quarterback Blaine Gabbert.

The Jaguars gave up their 2011 second-round to move up six spots and draft Gabbert, who still have David Garrard under contract for a lot of money. Personally, I think Garrard can be very effective if given the right pieces and believe the Jaguars would have been better served drafting anywhere on defense rather than moving up for a quarterback.

Jack Del Rio has been pushed out of the decision-making process in the war room, so he’s probably not happy with this pick. He likely would have preferred to go defense rather than drafting a quarterback who will likely sit for a year or two.

But Gabbert is a Jaguar, Jacksonville is down a second-round pick, and the defense will continue to struggle.


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