17. Jacksonville - Reggie Nelson, RB, University of Florida
It's rare in drafts where the best player available and need coincide without trading or reaching. Unlike previous years where the Jags have streached a bit for needs, this choice gives the optimal balance of need and value.
The Jags lost Deon Grant to Free Agency (Thanks Seattle) and Donovan Darius, despite his talent, is aging and injury prone. They need help in the secondary and Nelson is the perfect mix of ball hawk and tackler. Most important to Jacksonville is his sideline-to-sideline ability which has lacked with Deon Grant.
The only downside with Reggie is that he's not a run-stopper. But for Jacksonville that's OK, because with Nelson covering the pass, Donovan can do what he does best and that's knocking the snot out of runners. I'm drooling with anticipation at the thought of Peyton Manning trying to throw on Jacksonville with Mathis, Nelson, and Williams in the secondary while Darius creeps into the box.
Safety is about the only weakness on the defensive side of the ball. Defensive End could be addressed here, however if DE Bobby McCray is extended this year it shouldn't be a problem.
Drafter- River City Rage
On the clock- Cincinnati Bengals (elagoalie11)
|1||Oakland Raiders||JaMarcus Russell||QB||LSU||bears fan louie|
|2||Detroit Lions||Joe Thomas||OT||Wisconsin||South Side Irish|
|3||Cleveland Browns||Calvin Johnson||WR||Georgia Tech||elagoalie11|
|4||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||Gaines Adams||DE||Clemson||NoisewaterMD|
|5||Arizona Cardinals||Alan Branch||DT||Michigan||Chad|
|6||Washington Redskins||Jamaal Anderson||DE||Arkansas||Skin Patrol|
|7||Minnesota Vikings||Brady Quinn||QB||Notre Dame||IrishGush|
|8||Atlanta Falcons||LaRon Landry||S||LSU||Coach Owens|
|9||Miami Dolphins||Amobi Okoye||DT||Louisville||McRipper|
|10||Houston Texans||Adrian Peterson||RB||Oklahoma||Scruffy Lefty|
|11||San Francisco 49ers||Patrick Willis||LB||Ole Miss||RME JICO|
|12||Buffalo Bills||Paul Posluszny||LB||Penn St.||Brian G|
|13||St. Louis Rams||Adam Carriker||DE||Nebraska||tyger1147|
|14||Carolina Panthers||Greg Olsen||TE||Miami||RME JICO|
|15||Pittsburgh Steelers||Leon Hall||CB||Michigan||shawngoldman|
|16||Green Bay Packers||Marshawn Lynch||RB||California||chad|
|17||Jacksonville Jaguars||Reggie Nelson||S||Florida||River City Rage|