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What’s new? Well, for the past eight seasons, running back Maurice Jones-Drew was for the most part the face of this franchise, as he succeeded Fred Taylor, outlasted David Garrard and Blaine Gabbert, and struggled to stay on the field the past few seasons as new coaches were filtered in and out as losses piled up. Now Jones-Drew is out, joining the Oakland Raiders. The Jaguars and second-year coach Gus Bradley made quite the statement by selecting quarterback Blake Bortles from Central Florida with the No. 3 overall pick, and this will be his team. Eventually. The Jaguars reloaded offensively in free agency (running back Toby Gerhart) and the draft (Bortles and wide receivers Marqise Lee and Allen Robinson), but nobody expects a playoff run this fall. Not yet. What’s new is that by 2016, things should be much improved.
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