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Join Jaguars Inside Report Senior Editor Vic Ketchman as he tackles the fans' tough questions.

Mark from Tipton, CA:
When are the compensatory picks announced? Do the Jags have a shot at a third-round pick?

Vic: It should be soon. Kevin Hardy and Renaldo Wynn will provide compensation. Best guess? Fifth and seventh-round picks.

Dan from Chicago, IL:
I'm really excited about our defensive line with Douglas, Stroud and Henderson. Furthermore, the linebacking crew is looking great, but I have one question: Who do you think will be playing middle linebacker and what kind of position is this in Del Rio's scheme?

Vic: It's up in the air. T.J. Slaughter has to be considered a candidate. If the Jaguars are able to retain restricted free agent Danny Clark, I would expect he would also be a candidate. Of course, the Jaguars' middle linebacker could come out of the draft. The one thing I can tell you for sure is that speed and play-making ability will be the key considerations. Those are the top talent prerequisites at each position in Jack Del Rio's defensive scheme.

Duane from Jacksonville:
I just wanted to say I love the website; I check it every day. Is there a chance the Jags could keep Brackens, granted he passes all the spring workouts? Will he need to re-structure his contract? Because, if Brackens returns to form, the Jags would have one of the best-looking defensive lines out there with Douglas, Stroud, Henderson and Brackens.

Vic: The contract re-structuring would have to be dramatic.

Jeremy from Cheshire, OH:
With the acquisitions of Hugh Douglas, Mike Peterson, Donald Hayes, Marc Edwards and Keith Mitchell filling some of our major holes on both sides of the ball, do you think the Jaguars are pretty much done in free agency? I mean, the cap situation won't allow us to sign many more players, will it?

Vic: No, it won't. After the draft, I expect the Jaguars will begin signing some beneficial salary guys.

Mario from Zapata, TX:
Do you think Mark Brunell's career could get prolonged by the West Coast offense?

Vic: I suppose, but football is football. The West Coast offense isn't a cure-all. You still have to wear shoulder pads when you play.

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