The Jaguars had a Top 5 draft pick for six straight years. This year was different, and they liked it that way.
Last week was David Caldwell’s sixth draft as the G.M. of the Jaguars, but it was a very different experience because they were picking 29th. Caldwell is happy to be coming off an AFC Championship Game appearance and hoping to draft even later next year.
“There’s a lot more to come from him,” Caldwell said. “He’s big, he’s physical, he’s got excellent quickness off the ball, he uses his hands really well and he can be very disruptive in our defense.”
Perhaps Bryan can help the Jaguars earn the 32nd pick in next year’s draft.
“He wants to make the right decision here for himself and his family,” Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said Wednesday, via Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “He needed his time. If it takes two more weeks, it takes two more weeks; if it takes a month, it takes a month. He deserves it, so he can make the best decision for Jason Witten.
“We have so much support for him. We want it to be right for him. We would love to have him be a Cowboy because of what he brings to the table. We are a better football team with him.”
While the Cowboys have made it known they want Witten to return for a 16th season, Stephen Jones said they are not trying to talk him into returning.
“We struggle with that,” Jones said. “You don’t want to talk someone into something. This is a tough game. I learned a lot from coach Bill Parcells. You have to be all in to play this game. You want to him to do what’s in the best interest of him and his family. We don’t need to be selfish.