Draft Grades – Jacksonville Jaguars
I’m going to be looking at the fantasy repercussions of the 2013 Draft and giving out a few grades and rankings. The grades mostly focus on fantasy-relevant positions, but I’ll also be examining overall positional value and strategy. It goes without saying that there’s an informational gap between what the teams have at their disposal and what I have. On the other hand, the great thing about being an outsider is that the informational gap often runs the other direction as well.
No. 31 Jacksonville Jaguars Grade: F
You wouldn’t know it from listening to ESPN bash Branden Albert, Eugene Monroe, and Jason Peters, but all three players boast strong grades from Pro Football Focus. Perhaps the Chiefs, Jaguars, and Eagles were drafting in the top four because they do things like pick a player at one of the few positions where they already have a good one. If you’ve been following the RotoViz series on Geno Smith, you can guess that I think passing on him for a right tackle was questionable at No. 2. Passing on him at No. 33 was a travesty.
Needless to say, the talking heads liked the moves. The Jags are going to build in the Seattle Seahawks mold. If that’s the case, shouldn’t they have fluked into a superstar by selecting a quarterback in the third or fourth round?
Sorry, the Jags were busy drafting Ace Sanders, one of only four players to have ever managed a Height-adjusted Speed Score below 70. (He also jumped 32 inches and recorded an 11.18 Agility Score.) He’ll make an interesting candidate to line up opposite Cecil Shorts during Justin Blackmon’s suspension.