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Jaguars snap defensive draft by taking Arkansas QB Brandon Allen

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- After a franchise-record five consecutive defensive picks, the Jacksonville Jaguars finally took an offensive player: Quarterback Brandon Allen.

My take: Allen is a developmental pick that the team can potentially groom to replace Chad Henne as Blake Bortles' backup. One of the things the Jaguars really liked about Allen was the fact that he played in multiple offenses during his career at Arkansas. That showcased his ability to learn and adapt and he played well throughout his career despite the changes. His 7,463 career passing yards are third in Arkansas history. Allen played for the Jaguars coaching staff at the Senior Bowl and he said that has given him a head start on the offense.

Razorback connection: Allen is the second Arkansas quarterback the Jaguars have drafted. The first was Matt Jones, whom the Jaguars took with the 21st overall pick in 2005 and converted to receiver.