The Seattle Seahawks had the No. 1 scoring defense in 2012 thanks to consistent play from defensive backs Richard Sherman, Brandon Browner, Earl Thomas and Kam Chancellor. Jacksonville Jaguars coach Gus Bradley likely had his former defense in mind when he approached his first draft in the big chair.
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"That was identified early on in the process," Jags general manager Dave Caldwell said, per The Florida Times-Union's Ryan O'Halloran. "We're a system-specific team on defense, and we created some of our own urgency there (by cutting veterans). But we knew it was a good year in the secondary for this draft."
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"We have a philosophy that we'd like to eventually get to. That's getting those ends on the perimeter that can rush, not only on first and second down, but third down as well."
The Jags apparently decided that additions to the front seven can wait.