The Seattle Seahawks won the Super Bowl with a quarterback they picked in the third round.
Since the NFL is a copycat league, are teams now going to try to do it the same way? Are they going to concentrate on building the offense and defense and then finding a quarterback and plugging him in instead of trying to land an elite quarterback first? The Florida Times-Union's Hays Carlyon writes that the Jaguars are going to be a good test for the theory.
“I know [the success rate of finding a franchise quarterback outside the first round] is not really high,” Jaguars general manager David Caldwell said. “There is more of a success rate drafting a guy in the later rounds than you do in the second or third round. Before [Colin] Kaepernick and [Andy] Dalton, it wasn’t very good. Sometimes, quarterbacks that should go in the second round go in the first round and then after that, there isn’t a whole lot left.”
Here are some additional pieces of Jaguars-related content from around the Web in our Reading the Coverage feature:
The T-U's Ryan O'Halloran breaks down the top four quarterbacks in nine categories.
Carlyon did a two-round mock draft. His picks for the Jaguars: Jadeveon Clowney and Zach Mettenberger.
NFL.com's Bucky Brooks goes over the best- and worst-case scenarios for the Jaguars in the first round.
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