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Jacksonville Jaguars mailbag

Got questions about the Jacksonville Jaguars? I'll try to answer a representative selection of them every Saturday. Submit your questions via Twitter to @ESPNdirocco.

@ESPNdirocco: If Blake Bortles progresses and gets significantly better, the Jaguars add key free agents (such as a veteran receiver and a pass-catching tight end), and draft well in 2015, then making the playoffs would be a reasonable expectation in the fourth year of the Gus Bradley/GM David Caldwell tenure. Asking that to happen in 2015, however, would be a little much. I think a successful season would be remaining in the playoff hunt into December.

@ESPNdirocco: Bryan Bulaga, although you'd have to overpay for him and that's a lot of money to have invested in a right tackle.

@ESPNdirocco: I don't remember David Caldwell saying that was a position of strength. I remember him saying he was pleased with the rookies. He admitted that the team would have benefitted from a veteran receiver in 2014 and I believe the same in 2015. Allen Robinson, Allen Hurns and Marqise Lee are still unproven players and it takes several years for most receivers to learn to play in the NFL. If the Jaguars go into the 2015 season without a productive veteran receiver, regardless of which player it is, that's not going to help Blake Bortles.

@ESPNdirocco: Ha! I don't think having more, or less, air in the ball would have made a difference on Blake Bortles' four pick-sixes.

@ESPNdirocco: No. Whenever a coach gets hired, the logical thing is to look at numbers. Fans do it, and so do I. Nathaniel Hackett has only been an offensive coordinator at the NFL level for two seasons and the Buffalo Bills didn't exactly light things up. There's never going to be a coaching hire that's universally loved. Most people react on name recognition alone, anyway.

@ESPNdirocco: I don't know if you're the only one, but I don't agree with you. Allen Hurns is never going to be a No. 1 receiver but he could certainly stick for a few seasons as a No. 4 or 5. He runs well, has an understanding of pro concepts and is a tough kid.

@ESPNdirocco: If it were me, I'd try and trade the pick but it obviously would depend on the offer and how far I'd be dropping. Those two are clearly the best QBs in the draft and there will be at least one team that's willing to give up a bunch to get one of them. I may be in the minority but I think this team's biggest weakness is the offensive line and the Jaguars should take a tackle with their first pick. Not at No. 3, because none of the tackles are rated that high, but further down. A trade would put them in position to do so.

@ESPNdirocco: I don't think Justin Blackmon i a true No. 1 receiver. Every team has a No. 1 receiver -- its best receiver -- but a true No. 1 receiver is a guy like Calvin Johnson, A.J. Green, Julio Jones, etc. Blackmon is certainly not at that level. Where he fits depends on how much he lost sitting out for more than a year (there has to be some impact from the suspension), how much Allen Robinson and Marqise Lee develop and whether the Jaguars sign a productive veteran in free agency.

@ESPNdirocco: Probably the quote from David Caldwell at his end-of-season news conference that he hopes to hear something from the NFL regarding Blackmon's status before the draft, Shad Khan's comments to the Times-Union on Friday that he's optimistic that Blackmon can return and a tweet from Fox Sports' Alex Marvez that people in the NFL are optimistic that he's overcoming his issues and will be on the field in 2015.

@ESPNdirocco: It's hard to say until we see what the team looks like on the field. However, adding Doug Marrone to coach the offensive line was a good move and that should help that unit be better in 2015.

@ESPNdirocco: Avery Williamson edged out Telvin Smith for a spot on the All AFC-South team so it wasn't logical to have Smith be the Rookie of the Year when he didn't beat out Williamson.