The selection of No. 2 overall pick Luke Joeckel mined both old-school and new-school research. GM David Caldwell cited the former Texas A&M standout's makeup, his background, his competitiveness, and the fact that he routinely faced top pass rushers -- not only in both Big 12 and SEC play, but also in practice against Von Miller and Damontre Moore at A&M. The owner's son, Tony Khan, had data revealing that QB Blaine Gabbert was actually in the top third of NFL quarterbacks when given at least 2.6 seconds to throw.
Gabbert's numbers when he has time to throw are certainly interesting, and if the Jaguars are able to do a much better job in pass protection, he may have a chance to salvage his career.