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Del Rio: “Garrard can take us where we want to go”

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Asked to rank his draft needs on Friday, defensive minded Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio slyly said: “Defensive back, linebacker, and defensive line.”

We think he was half-joking. PFT reminded him that a year ago at this time, Del Rio stressed the need for David Garrard to step up his game. After an improved but ultimately unsatisfying year, is quarterback a need position?

“I think it’s a position we’d like to address at some point,” Del Rio said, but didn’t think it was a need for 2011. “We like David. We think David can take us where we want to go.”

The Jaguars coach indicated they’d like to draft a quarterback to develop. (We still think they could draft one in round one or two.)

It would be the first time the Jaguars drafted a quarterback since Byron Leftwich in 2003. That remains one of the more insane current streaks in the NFL and we’d bet on it ending in April.