|Join *Jaguars Inside Report *Senior Editor Vic Ketchman as he tackles the fans' tough questions.|
Ron Quinn from Green Cove Springs, FL:
|Vic: Ron, a team retains the rights to a player it drafted until the following year's draft. If the team hasn't reached a contract with the drafted player at that point, the player re-enters the draft. He may not sign with another team without going through the draft, again. The process repeats itself until he is signed or undrafted.|
Javier Bencomo from El Paso, TX:
|Vic: Any veteran you might sign at minimum wage probably isn't going to offer the quality you're seeking.|
Burney Dawkins from Jacksonville:
|Vic: The Jaguars' salary cap situation remains desperate and it will be that way for probably a couple of more years. Unfortunately, after massive contract re-structuring this past winter, there are only three players' whose release would represent cap gain for the Jaguars. Trading or cutting Kevin Hardy would represent a $2.2 million gain on the Jaguars' 2001 salary cap. Cutting Lonnie Marts or Carnell Lake after June 1 would provide more cap room, but the gain in cutting Lake would be minimal. If the Jaguars are creative with their rookie's contracts, they may be able to fit them all under their cap the way it is, but that would leave no room for emergency moves during the season, and "creative" is another way of saying mortgage the future.|
Jason Wulfekuhle from Cheyenne, WY:
|Vic: Coughlin was afraid David Leaverton might not last until the seventh round. At the time, the Jaguars did not have a sixth-round pick. Coughlin also knew he didn't have the cap room to compete against other teams in undrafted rookie free agency. Those were his thoughts. My thoughts are that the fifth round was awfully high for a team with a depleted roster to draft a punter, especially considering the talent that was still on the board. Remember, this was a very deep draft, and the fifth round this year may be the equivalent of the fourth round in a normal year.|
Paul Baimbridge from Temecula, CA:
|Vic: The choice of Marcus Stroud over Walker stands on its own merits, since the Jaguars truly didn't believe Williams would be available to them in the second round.|
|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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