Jacksonville Jaguars mailbag Part I

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@ESPNdirocco: If the OL improves and Blake Bortles fixes some issues, I think the Jaguars should be able to challenge a .500 record in 2015. The defense will be solid enough to keep them in games. As for predicting the draft, it's impossible to come up with players I would draft other than the first-round pick. There's no way to know which players will be available, and to me it's a waste of time. I will say that I would take either Randy Gregory or Dante Fowler Jr. at No. 3, and in the next three rounds I'd try to find OL help, a running back, and another outside linebacker. @ESPNdirocco: There has been some, but most draft analysts -- including Todd McShay and Mel Kiper Jr. -- believe the Jaguars will take a pass rusher. If they don't, then the most likely scenario would be a receiver such as Amari Cooper or Kevin White. I don't see the Jaguars taking an offensive tackle, safety, or running back at No. 3. @ESPNdirocco: If Sergio Brown proves to be a capable free safety and is able to play sideline to sideline, then strong safety Johnathan Cyprien will be benefit immensely because the Jaguars will be able to use him the way Seattle uses Kam Chancellor. Right guard Brandon Linder also should benefit from having Jermey Parnell at right tackle. It's always good to have stability on the offensive line, and the Jaguars didn't have that last season. @ESPNdirocco: Both are very good players. It depends on what the Jaguars want. Gregory is strictly a leo but Fowler can move around a bit. Gregory reminds me a bit of Telvin Smith from this perspective: Undersized but very athletic, stronger than he appears, and ridiculously quick and fast. I'd lean more toward Gregory, but I think Fowler is going to be pretty darn good, too. @ESPNdirocco: The Jaguars apparently expressed some interest in Dwayne Bowe but he signed with Cleveland. David Caldwell said he'd like to sign a slot receiver if the right one became available, but it doesn't appear that he's found that player yet. My feeling right now is they won't sign one, though Greg Jennings is intriguing. But remember, there has to be interest from both sides and these veteran receivers might not want to come to Jacksonville if they're not going to be a big part of the offense. As for plan B, it's go with the three young guys and likely draft another. @ESPNdirocco: With the team potentially using Toby Gerhart in an H-back role it would make the most sense for the Jaguars to look at a bigger, physical back to complement Denard Robinson. David Johnson (6-foot-1, 224 pounds), T.J. Yeldon (6-1, 220) and David Cobb (5-11, 229) are names to watch in the middle rounds. Also, the Jaguars had running backs coach Kelly Skipper at Boise State's pro day to watch Jay Ajayi (6-0, 221). @ESPNdirocco: There have been reports of teams being interested in a trade, but I don't know if anything will get done because of Marcedes Lewis' contract. He's due to be paid $6.65 million this season and has a cap hit of $8.2 million. The Jaguars' salary cap situation is such that they can easily afford him, but it might be too much for other teams. I think the Jaguars would like to get something for him because it didn't sound as if he's a lock to make the roster the other day. If he's cut they get nothing. @ESPNdirocco: He liked the offer he got from the Cleveland Browns. It's as simple as that. The Jaguars can't sign everyone they pursue.