I called this pick way back in December in my "missing link" article. I gave you all the pros about drafting Blackmon with the Jaguars first round selection. I have heard & read many nay-sayers dismissing Blackmon as the possible pick. There was no doubt in my mind that the Jags would get Blackmon, no matter what. They moved up 2 places to insure they got him before the Rams did. This is a HUGE pick for the Jaguars, GM Gene Smith, Blaine Gabbert & the true fans whom believe that this team is being built correctly & for long term winning.
Anyone who thought for a minute that the Jaguars were really considering Gilmore, Ingram, Couples or any of the other players that the so-called experts have been force feeding us for weeks now....please get a clue. NO WAY Khan doesn't get help for Gabbert, especially after getting only Robinson & Evans in free agency. This is how you do it people, you go get your guy. The Jags did it with Gabbert & now they've done it with Blackmon. The Jags WILL improve & Gabbert WILL make losers like Mike Lombardi eat his words.....and Blackmon WILL be a huge part of that. The jaguars would never have made this move under the lame leadership of Del Rio. Thank You Mr. Khan.Thank You coach Mularkey. GO JAGS !!!!
I saw a couple mocks that had Blackmon going outside the top 10... as if the Jaguars would have ever passed on Blackmon.
it would have been even better had they selected Stephen Hill or Ashlon Jeffery in the 2nd round, both where still available. Hope that Branch exceeds all expectations at DE. Seriously, could you imagine having both Blackmon & Jeffery at WR, talk about huge mismatches for the defense. Would have been so fun to watch them both make circus catches while skying defenders for multiple TDs every game.