The ideal Nick Foles plan for Jaguars – Part II

The ideal Nick Foles plan for Jaguars – Part II

By: Hays Carlyon

I believe the Jaguars will target Philadelphia quarterback Nick Foles once he’s a free agent. The Jaguars won’t trade for him and I don’t think they’ll have to make a deal with the Eagles.

So, what would the Foles Plan look like?

There are a few steps involved in acquiring Foles. Let’s go through that and then project what the Jaguars could do with their draft picks.

Hays Carlyon previously revealed Part I of his plan which includes a purge of the current roster and a MAJOR draft day trade. You can read that here

Carlyon also projected the Jaguars’ first and second round draft choices in the same story.

Here are his projections for rounds three through five.


69th pick: RG Michael Deiter, Wisconsin

Why: The Jaguars need to boost the right side of the line with A.J. Cann and Parnell’s departures. Deiter (6-6, 310) would be an immediate starter at right guard. He started 54 consecutive games for the Badgers (24 at left guard, 16 at center and 14 at left tackle). Deiter is playing in the Senior Bowl this week.

75th pick (from Green Bay): RT Kaleb McGary, Washington

Why: McGary (6-8, 324) started over 40 games at right tackle for the Huskies. He would battle last year’s fourth-round pick Will Richardson for Parnell’s spot. McGary is competing at the Senior Bowl.

95th pick (from the Rams): WR Deebo Samuel, South Carolina

Why: Samuel (6-0, 210) accounted for 29 touchdowns in his career, scoring as a receiver, runner and kick returner. He also threw for two scores. Samuel caught 62 passes for 882 yards and 11 touchdowns last season. He is competing at the Senior Bowl.


102nd pick: TE Tommy Sweeney, Boston College

Why: Three-year starter for the Eagles, who caught 99 passes for 1,281 yards with 10 touchdowns in his career. Sweeney would be a good compliment for Hockenson, completely revamping what is currently the worst position on the Jaguars roster. Sweeney is playing in the Senior Bowl.


139th pick (from Packers): RB Karan Higdon, Michigan

Why: Higdon (5-10, 202) would provide depth behind Leonard Fournette. Higdon ran for over 2,600 yards at Michigan with 27 touchdowns. He is participating in the Senior Bowl.

That’s seven offensive players in the first five rounds to build the offense around Foles. The Jaguars would have a sixth and seventh-round choice to add linebacker or safety depth.

This should be what the battle plan looks like for Coughlin if Foles is his prime target.

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