|Join Jaguars Inside Report Senior Editor Vic Ketchman as he tackles the fans' tough questions.|
Brian Whitaker from Jacksonville:
I have been hearing the draft is deep for offensive and defensive linemen. If the draft is indeed deep for those positions, would the Jaguars consider taking a receiver with the first pick, considering Jimmy Smith's condition? Also, would they consider Drew Brees if he drops to the 13th pick and have him learn behind Brunell for a couple of years? With the crop of good linemen in this year's draft, I would draft another need first and go for the linemen in the second and third round.
Lance Nizinski from Knoxville, TN:
If the Jags can't reach a long-term contract extension with Kevin Hardy to free-up needed cap space, it appears they have several options: 1.) Trade him for any draft choice possible; 2.) Release him to sign the draft class; 3.) Release him after June 1 to spread out the cap hit; 4.) Let him play under the terms of his contract and make other roster moves to accommodate the (cap). If he stays without an extension, what players would provide the most relief by being released after June 1?
J. Ross from Jacksonville:
Do you think Tom Coughlin could ever imagine what a Santana Moss could do? Think of lining up Jimmy Smith, R. Jay Soward, Alvis Whitted and Moss. Add Fred Taylor in the backfield and you have changed the way the Ravens, Titans and Steelers defense you. Shades of the Rams, maybe. I believe we should take the defensive tackle in the first round and fix the offensive line in the second. Need to protect the middle linebacker more. Comments, please.
Matt Amato from Vero Beach, FL:
I'm curious as to how incentive-based contracts affect the salary cap?
If a player reaches his incentives, that money must be applied to the salary cap. If the team has room remaining on the cap from the season in which the incentives were reached, the money may be applied to that season's cap. If there is no room remaining on that season's cap, the incentive money must be applied to the next year's cap. If that player has the same incentives in his contract for the next season, that money is considered "likely to be earned," therefore, it must also be counted on the next season's cap. That would result in a double hit, which would probably result in the team asking the player to re-structure his contract so the incentives might be extinguished.
Andy Strack from Syracuse, NY:
I think the Jaguars should focus more on the secondary and take a guy like Will Allen and team him up with Donovin Darius. We lacked pretty bad in the defensive backfield last year.
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