No NFL fan is happy with the fact that a labor dispute has caused a jumbled offseason and has threatened the possibility of professional football even being played in the fall. However, due to these circumstances free agency will take place after the draft, a situation that I feel is beneficial to teams and should be the way every offseason is scheduled.
Each team gets to draft the best player available to them, regardless of need with the comfort of knowing they can fill their needs in free agency by targeting exactly who they want. In a normal offseason teams target free agents at their position of need or gamble with the idea that they might be able to fill the need in the draft. This can cause teams to reach for players or potentially miss out on addressing a dire position altogether.
So despite the fact that the Jaguars didn't draft a player with their first three selections and took their first defensive player with the 124th overall selection in the 4th round, they will still have an opportunity to add talent and improve upon a defense that finished 28th in the NFL in 2010.
Prior to this weekend's draft I likely would've prioritized the Jaguars needs as follows:
Interior offensive line