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2012 NFL Draft Grades: Jaguars Get A 'B' From SB Nation For Justin Blackmon Trade Up

The first round of the 2012 NFL Draft is in the books, and even though we've been preparing for it for months, I don't think anyone was prepared for what we saw on Thursday. There were a handfuls of trade ups, and that included the the Jacksonville Jaguars moving up two spots to take Oklahoma State wide receiver Justin Blackmon at No. 5 overall. The guys over at SB Nation have come out with their NFL Draft Grades and gave them a lowly "C" for their selection.

You need receivers, yes, but I thought they could've found a way to drop back and select Michael Floyd instead of Justin Blackmon. Moving up in the draft to select him would make me nervous.

I don't think anyone has any problems with Justin Blackmon and how he will fit in with the Jaguars offense, it just seems like they may have paid a little bit too much to trade up. There were reports leading up to the draft that had the Jaguars wanting to move back and acquire more picks, not lose them. That might have been the right play for a team with so many holes. Here is some more analysis from the guys at SB Nation on Youtube.

You can head over to Big Cat Country for more on all things Jacksonville Jaguars football. You can also head over to Mocking the Draft and the SB Nation NFL hub page.

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