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12/12/2019 3:13 am  , the debate and discussion about the Jacksonville Jaguars first round pick has narrowed a bit in scope. Most people assume that the team..."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Jaguars Free Agency 2016Jaguars Film RoomNFL DraftJaguars Injury NewsLatest NewsDon’t sleep on the Jaguars drafting a pass rusher earlyNew,73commentsEDTShareTweetShareShareDon’t sleep on the Jaguars drafting a pass rusher earlyBrian Spurlock-USA TODAY SportsEver since the official signing of quarterback Nick Foles, the debate and discussion about the Jacksonville Jaguars first round pick has narrowed a bit in scope. Most people assume that the team will pass on a quarterback even if one falls in their lap with the seventh overall pick. The majority of the debate seems to be between picking an offensive lineman or a tight end with the pick now, however there is a new challenger that is going to start appearing shortly.Don’t rule out the team picking another pass rusher.I think in the coming weeks we will start to see more people slotting a pass rusher into the Jaguars pick at seventh overall, because it just fits and makes too much sense. A tight end with that pick you can make an argument for, but in reality the value just isn’t there and it’s not a premium position. The same could be said for the pick being a right tackle for the Jaguars.A pass rusher however, is a premium pick and something NFL teams cannot get enough of. Even though the Jaguars used their first round pick on Taven Bryan in 2018 and have one of the better pass rushes in the NFL heading into 2019 Womens Leonard Fournette Jersey , it can still get better and one of the pass rushers who could be there when the Jaguars pick could make an impact playing part time as a rookie.As it stands right now when the Jaguars line up in their third and long package it’s going to look like this:Dawuane Smoot - Calais Campbell - Taven Bryan - Yannick NgakoueThat’s pretty good. But, what if you could replace Dawuane Smoot with say... Kentucky’s Josh Allen or Florida State’s Brian Burns?What if you could replace Dawuane Smoot with Houston’s Ed Oliver?As tempting as it will be to use the first round pick on an offensive player to help out the newly signed Nick Foles, adding to your pass rush could be another way to help him out by increasing pressure on imposing quarterbacks, which gets you the ball back faster and generates turnovers. Similarly to how the Jaguars set up their offense in the 2017 season.I hate to invoke the “Look at the Tom Coughlin’s New York Giants teams...” but... like look at them. The biggest argument however is that if something happened to Yannick Ngakoue for a few games, the Jaguars have absolutely nothing behind him in the form of an edge rusher. The 2019 NFL Draft is top heavy in pass rushers and there’s a huge drop off after a point, and that point is after the first round. If there’s a premium guy there at 7th overall, even if it’s a defensive lineman Barry Church Jersey , it would likely be the smart pick. The Ravens haven’t typically kept three quarterbacks on their 53-man roster, but they kept Robert Griffin III last year for a few reasons.But they apparently had a few chances to move him.Griffin said on a podcast on the Ravens’ official website that the Jaguars tried to trade for him twice last season.“Jacksonville tried to trade for me at the end of the preseason and right before the trade deadline, so we knew that was an opportunity and there’d be a chance if things didn’t work out with Nick Foles,” Griffin said, via’s interesting in looking back at the Jaguars decision-making at the position to consider the possibility. High on their trip to the AFC Championship Game, they extended quarterback Blake Bortles in February. If they were trying to trade for Griffin in August, it might have simply been to have a better grade of backup. A later pursuit would have had a different message  , considering Bortles was benched in December before getting the starting job back for the regular season finale. Of course, they cut him this offseason to sign Foles.Griffin stayed put, and re-signed with the Ravens this offseason to stay as the mentor/backup to Lamar Jackson. But it’s interesting to consider what might have been for his free agency, if he’d have had a chance to play for a different team last season.