Ezekiel Elliott's success will have no bearing on Jaguars' top pick

Not surprising if Coughlin chooses not to start Bortles (1:16)

The NFL Insiders attribute poor mechanics for the decline in Blake Bortles' game, saying they understand why Tom Coughlin is noncommittal about starting him. (1:16)

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There were a lot of good questions, but unfortunately I can’t answer them all.

@ESPNdirocco: Ezekiel Elliott 's success should have zero bearing on whether the Jaguars' decide to take Dalvin Cook or Leonard Fournette with the fourth pick. Elliott ran behind the best offensive line in the NFL and played with a quarterback who completed 67.8 percent of his passes and had 23 touchdown passes and four interceptions. The Jaguars don't have either of those things going for them. If the Jaguars draft either one, it will be because they believe they are the best player available to help the franchise snap a streak of six consecutive seasons of double-digit losses.

@ESPNdirocco: My list goes like this: guard and pass-rusher are No. 1 and No. 1A, followed by linebacker, cornerback and safety. This is obviously before free agency begins, but even after free agency, I still think guard will be a big need. I expect the Jaguars to target a guard (possibly Kevin Zeitler) on the first or second day of free agency, but they need more than just one. A.J. Cann didn't play very well last season and the Jaguars need to bring in more competition. Pass-rusher is obvious, even with the development of Yannick Ngakoue last season. As Jaguars executive vice president of football operations Tom Coughlin put it on Friday: "... you're always in need and can always use more pass rush." Others might not have linebacker as high on the list as I do, but the Jaguars have just two good, proven linebackers: Paul Posluszny, who is 32, and Telvin Smith. I'm still not sure what to expect from Myles Jack and Dan Skuta is likely to be cut. Help is needed. The Jaguars have to find a starter at cornerback opposite Jalen Ramsey (they could move Aaron Colvin outside) and a replacement for safety Johnathan Cyprien, too.

@ESPNdirocco: Owner Shad Khan made it clear that the Jaguars have to win now. They need to legitimately compete for the AFC South in 2017 and make the playoffs in 2018, otherwise Coughlin, head coach Doug Marrone and general manager Dave Caldwell likely won't see the third year of the three-year contracts they all received last month. With that in mind, the Jaguars' best option to win now, if they decide to move on from Blake Bortles, would be free agency. It's not a great draft for quarterbacks, with some analysts believing none are worth a first-round pick and being ready to play in 2017. The problem with free agency, however, is that it's not exactly a great group of quarterbacks, either. Tony Romo and Jay Cutler aren't coming to Jacksonville. Washington isn't letting Kirk Cousins hit free agency, either. Let's get that out of the way. It's possible that Tyrod Taylor could be available and he could be an option, but otherwise the best free agent quarterback probably would be Mike Glennon. Would Taylor and Glennon be an upgrade over Bortles? They each have a better TD-to-interception ratio and higher completion percentage than Bortles. The Jaguars have given no indication that they're going to move on from Bortles, though, but we'll have to wait until free agency begins to see if they do pursue another quarterback.