DiRocco believes Jacksonville’s No. 1 need in next year’s draft is a pass-rusher.
DiRocco expects the Jaguars to shore up their defense first before addressing other roster needs, but he doesn’t rule out them targeting a running back, possibly in round two.
DiRocco adds that linebacker is another position where they need to find upgrades.
DiRocco can see the Jaguars taking Alabama WR Amari Cooper with their first-round pick if they believe he’s a legit No. 1 receiver. However, DiRocco spoke to someone inside the organization about this topic and they are reportedly not sure if Cooper a No. 1 receiver at this point in time.
ESPN’s Jamison Hensley mentions that OC Gary Kubiak‘s chances of leaving the Ravens for a head-coaching opportunity come down to: 1) the number of teams looking for head coaches, 2) how teams view Kubiak’s health.
Hensley points out that the Ravens tendency to sign cap casualties in free agency could leave CB Johnathan Joseph as a potential target if the Texans cut him.
Hensley expects the Ravens to re-sign WR Torrey Smith as long as another team doesn’t significantly overspend on him.
John Keim of ESPN expects the Redskins to have completely new set of starting safeties next year.