RTC: Draft spot on line on Thursday

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. --Thursday's game will go a long way to determine whether the Jaguars have the No. 1 overall draft pick in May.

If the Jaguars lose to the Houston Texans they're in good shape to have that first pick. If they win, however, they could drop all the way to ninth by the end of the weekend -- depending on what happens elsewhere around the league, writes Times-Union columnist Gene Frenette.

If the season ended today, the Jaguars would have the No. 3 overall pick.

Here are some additional pieces of Jaguars content from around the web in our daily Reading the Coverage feature:

O'Halloran gives three storylines for Thursday's game, including having to deal with Texans defensive end J.J. Watt again.

Coach Gus Bradley says defensive end Jeremy Mincey is likely to play against the Texans after sitting out the last two games for disciplinary reasons, the T-U's Vito Stellino writes.

The T-U's Hays Carlyon writes that the Jaguars had their best mix of play calling and execution against Cleveland.

Here's a roundup of items from this blog: stopping Texans receiver Andre Johnson like the Jaguars did in the first meeting won't be easy; receiver Cecil Shorts has the top spot in the weekly rankings of the Jaguars' top 10 playmakers; the Jaguars remained No. 31 in the ESPN.com Power Rankings; Marcus Mariota's decision to return to school impacts the Jaguars' draft.