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,67commentsWhat do you do if Dwayne Haskins falls to the Jaguars?EDTShareTweetShareShareIf the Giants pass on Haskins the Jaguars’ decision may not be easyBrian Spurlock-USA TODAY SportsWhen the Dallas Cowboys beat the New York Giants on a last second touchdown back in January, the Giants ensured the No. 6 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. For the Jacksonville Jaguars this meant that they, another quarterback needy team, would not be the lead team in the Dwayne Haskins Sweepstakes come draft day. If Tom Coughlin saw Haskins as the team’s future, he might need to jump ahead of his old team, who themselves are in the twilight of Eli Manning’s career.The Jaguars signing of Nick Foles, for all intents and purposes, meant their interest in a quarterback at number No. 7 overall no longer existed, with attention now focused on defensive tackle, offensive tackle Donte Moncrief Jersey
, or tight end.Then a strange thing happened. A very strange thing.According to ESPN host and anchor Dianna Russini, the Giants are not interested in Dwayne Haskins. She spoke on ESPN’s Breaking Blue Podcast.While pre-Draft talk serves many purposes, from outright denial to blood thick smoke screens, if accurate this news creates a very interesting possibility for the Jaguars in the first round. What if Dwayne Haskins is there when the Jaguars are on the clock? Do they trade back, still go with their board, or pull the trigger on the quarterback who many qualify as the most NFL ready player at the position in this draft?Local Jacksonville radio picked up on scenario, with radio host Mike Dempsey and Jaguars beat writer John Oehser discussing the possibility, and positing what the Jaguars might do. Along with show producer Tony Smith, the three agreed that if Haskins in there you should take him. When asked what he thinks the Jaguars will if Haskins is not there, Oehser stated there is an 80% possibility the Jaguars go offensive tackle http://www.thejaguarslockerroom.com/authentic-a.j.-bouye-jersey
, in his opinion.To make the discussion even more interesting, Dempsey created a poll for his listening audience, asking who they would take if Haskins was available at No. 7 overall. The link is below, if you have not voted. As of this writing the results are:WR/TE at 29%Best OL at 23%Haskins at 24%Trade down at 24%The question the Jaguars need to answer is how close they think this team is to competing without upgrading the offensive line or receiving corps with their present draft slot. As Oehser further noted, if the Jaguars believe Foles is the answer then they should not expect to be sitting high in in the first round for a few years to come. Your opportunity to grab a premier quarterback may be a present truth.Oehser makes a compelling point, one that mirrors what the Green Bay Packers did years ago when you still had Brett Favre on the roster but Aaron Rodgers fell to them. If you believe Haskins has the head for the NFL, but needs some bench time to transition considering his limited playing time at Ohio State, sitting behind Foles seems like an optimal scenario for the Jaguars.Jacksonville, with its history of quarterback failures, might best be served to double down on the position. However Womens Leonard Fournette Jersey
, if 2018 was a season where the team was only a quarterback away from being back in the playoffs, then you solidify the pieces around Foles. Going offensive tackle or tight end was an interesting binary, but adding quarterback into the debate adds a deeper layer of complexity.Obviously all of this is speculation, and news of how the Giants feel about Haskins could also be a sign they are looking to trade out of their slot, or it may create more motivation for teams to trade ahead of them. At the very least it gives us all something to talk about. For those who love Haskins in teal, it adds a few more logs to your fire. The Kansas City Chiefs bolstered their young, relatively unproven backfield Saturday by signing veteran running back Carlos Hyde to a $2.8 million contract for the 2019 season.The deal includes $1.6 million guaranteed, a person familiar with the terms told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the terms were not disclosed.The 28-year-old Hyde was released by the Jacksonville Jaguars on Friday, and the Chiefs moved swiftly in inviting him for a visit. They were seeking help behind Damien Williams and Darrel Williams, who became their top two running backs when Kareem Hunt was released last season.“We certainly like a bigger back Barry Church Jersey
,” Chiefs general manager Brett Veach said during last week’s scouting combine. “I certainly have a thing for 220-pound backs that can run and catch and block.”The 6-foot, 229-pound Hyde certainly fits that mold.He was a second-round pick of the 49ers in 2014, and he came within 50 yards of eclipsing 1,000 twice during his four-year stay in San Francisco. Hyde signed a $15 million, three-year deal with the Browns last season, but he appeared in just six games before a midseason trade to Jacksonville.Hyde wound up making two starts and appearing in eight games for the Jaguars, though he never made much of an impact. He finished with 58 carries for 189 yards and never reached the end zone, and the Jaguars decided Friday to release him when no trade opportunities materialized.Still, he represents a low-risk, high-upside addition to a dynamic Chiefs offense.With league MVP Patrick Mahomes under center http://www.thejaguarslockerroom.com/authentic-ereck-flowers-jersey
, the Chiefs shattered just about every franchise record — and quite a few NFL marks — while reaching the AFC title game last season. And while most of their pressing issues lie on defense, Veach and Chiefs coach Andy Reid said they’d be open to any offseason moves that could potentially put them over the hump.Damien Williams is expected to remain the starter after he assumed Hunt’s job, and he gouged Indianapolis for 129 yards rushing in the playoffs. In fact, Williams was so steady that Kansas City signed him in December to a two-year extension worth up to $8.1 million.“He just needed an opportunity. And when the opportunity presented itself, he kind of took it and ran with it. That is why we extended him,” Veach said. “He’s always been a talented player. He can run, catch and block. He can really do everything. He was great on special teams. I would say going into the offseason and going into the 2019 season, it’s Damien’s job to lose.”He’ll have a little more competition now, though.