Saturday, April 26, 2008

And there's the Surprise.

Apparently Jack Del Rio did have a trick up his sleeve.

Jags move up to #8 to take Derrick Harvey.

I LOVE this pick. A lot of people will say it was a "reach," but Harvey is exactly the kind of player the Jags need to really become a Super Bowl contender, and it's good to see them being active in the draft to move up and get who they need. When Jake Long was asked who the toughest two DEs he faced in college were, he mentioned Vernon Gholston but spoke very highly of Derrick Harvey. Harvey will really be a force on the outside, a good current NFL player to compare him to, in my opinion, would be Dwight Freeney.

Not to mention, reuniting Harvey with Jags safety and former Gator Reggie Nelson. Having a familiar face around helps smooth the transition for rookies.

The Jags gave up their first, two 3rds, and a 4th for the pick, which is a bit expensive, but I still think it's going to be a great pick. With the way they've been going, the Jags may just beat out the Colts in the AFC South this year.

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