|Join *Jaguars Inside Report *Senior Editor Vic Ketchman as he tackles the fans' tough questions.
Ray Galvan from Kingsville, TX:
|Vic: The success of other teams don't dictate draft strategy nearly as much as available talent does. This year's draft was deepest on the defensive line. Big guys are hard to find and you better take them when you get the chance. That's what a lot of teams did. They were selecting according to what the draft presented in the way of available talent. Don't forget, a quarterback was the first player chosen.
Matt Kochan from Ponte Vedra Beach, FL:
|Vic: You can't draft everybody and you can't fix everything when your needs outnumber your picks. Finding a backup to Taylor was a low priority because the Jaguars' other needs were greater and Tom Coughlin believes he has backup candidates on his roster, or that he can find an adequate backup on the waiver wire, if necessary. Matt, the fact of the matter is that if the Jaguars have to play without Taylor, they're screwed. His importance to this team is such that he is almost irreplaceable.
Don Hilton from Jacksonville:
Brian W. Fullford from Jacksonville:
|Vic: There is very little information on Smith's recovery from abdominal surgery because it is a long process and no one can know what the true prognosis is at this early stage. Is there reason to be concerned? Yes. But it's too early to trash Smith's career. Let's be patient. As far as a free-agent wide receiver is concerned: When is it not good to find a diamond in the rough?
Greg Russell from St. Augustine, FL:
|Vic: Had Marcus Stroud not been available, I don't think the Jaguars would've selected Lewis or Hampton. Each player is undersized for what the Jaguars wanted. My guess is the Jaguars would've selected Kenyatta Walker or Steve Hutchinson in the first round, largely because the defensive players available may have represented too great a move down the Jaguars' value board.
Bert Inabinet from Jacksonville Beach, FL:
|Vic: Linebacker Richard Hogans became the first XFL player to sign with the Jaguars. Hogans played for the Memphis Maniax. The Jaguars followed by signing safety Kerry Cooks and linebacker Joseph Tuipala. Cooks played for the XFL's Chicago Enforcers; Tuipala for the Las Vegas Outlaws.
|Vic Ketchman is the Senior Editor of Jaguars Inside Report, the official team newspaper of the Jacksonville Jaguars. One-year subscriptions may be purchased by calling 1-888-846-5247.
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