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That is the same case with most teams coming into the 2018 draft. There are some big names that are expected to be taken early and help losing franchises take a step in the right direction. There are a few quarterbacks looking to change a franchises's misfortunes such as Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield , UCLA's Josh Rosen, and USC's Sam Darnold. We cannot forget the running backs either with Penn State's Saquon Barkley, Stanford's Bryce Love, and Georgia's Nick Chubb leading the pack. With all of these names in mind, there are experts and analysts out there trying to figure out which players will help struggling franchises, which prospects will be taken off the board early, etc. But there is one man who loves to throw out his mock draft boards and prospect analyses more than anyone: Mel Kiper Jr.Mel Kiper Jr. is one of the most respected NFL analysts in the business (depending on who you ask) with his "big board" and constant reporting of all of the top college players trying to make it into the NFL. Considering he has to look at more than just the players from the big schools like Alabama, Georgia, Miami, Oklahoma Josh Oliver Jersey , etc., he has had to do his fair share of reports. But was he always right with them? Sometimes the experts are wrong and Kiper Jr. is no exception to that. With that being said, let's take a look at eight recent players Mel Kiper Jr. was wrong about and seven he was actually right about. Tom Coughlin recognizes that NFL rules favor passing and insists he understands “what the public wants.”“It’s obvious,” said Coughlin, who’s in charge of all football decisions for the Jacksonville Jaguars.But Coughlin also staunchly defended Jacksonville’s run-first, defensive philosophy by saying the team’s offensive woes have more to do with a lack of explosive plays than its ideology.And while Coughlin didn’t point the finger at quarterback Blake Bortles, the Jaguars executive vice president of football operations made it clear during a radio interview Tuesday that Bortles’ struggles have been a significant part of the team’s failures in 2018.“Our formula a year ago was play great defense, run the ball and do a superb job of play-action pass,” Coughlin told 1010XL during the station’s Jay Fund charity event. “Obviously I still believe in that very much, but you have to … if you’re going to rush the football , you’ve got to have the explosive plays.“You’ve got to put the ball down the field. There was a time when our big plays were all kinds of big plays, and it was this style of offense still being played. But that’s the formula that you still have to get to in my opinion.”Coughlin, general manager Dave Caldwell and coach Doug Marrone have been widely criticized for the team’s shortcomings. They signed Bortles to a three-year, $54 million contract in February, missed in free agency with high-priced guard Andrew Norwell and receiver Donte Moncrief, and used their first six draft picks in 2018 on players who have made little, if any, impact this season.More Jacksonville Jaguars newsJaguars expect DE Yannick Ngakoue’s holdout to be short-livedJaguars rookie safety Zedrick Woods submits retirement paperworkJalen Ramsey says Jaguars don’t plan to give him contract extension this seasonJaguars sign former UCF running back Taj McGowan for added depthJaguars QB Nick Foles to miss OTAs for undisclosed ‘personal reason’Coughlin has declined multiple interview requests this season, but spoke on the radio as part of his charity event.He stood by the offseason moves based on how last year ended. The Jaguars advanced to the AFC championship game at New England and had a 10-point lead in the fourth quarter before stumbling down the stretch. One of the key plays was linebacker Myles Jack‘s fumble recovery, which officials blew dead and eliminated a potential touchdown return.“We were a whistle” away Ryquell Armstead Jersey , Coughlin said. “We’re a whistle (and) we’re in the Super Bowl. And that’s my position, OK?“So tell me, everyone out there, what they’re going to do in that circumstance about your football team. Aren’t you going to fill other pieces in and try to be as good as you can be? And we tried, didn’t we? Well, the nature of the game got us, so we go back to the drawing board. But I’ll put the gloves on with anybody that wants to talk about what” went awry.Coughlin pointed to a number of issues: sacks and quarterback pressures being down, turnover margin being flipped and countless penalties.“The way we behave on the field, I mean, it’s ridiculous some of the penalties ,” Coughlin said. “So there’s a lot of things that are going to get addressed and are being addressed.”The Jaguars (3-8) fired offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett and benched Bortles on Monday following the team’s seventh consecutive loss, and more changes are expected.“There’s no doubt you have to go back and re-evaluate who you are,” Coughlin said. “Whether you’re coaching in college, whether you’re coaching in pro, whatever you’re coaching, you still have to get the ball in the hands of the guys that can make the difference.”
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