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Jags Were in Trade Talks with Fins for Taylor; Ended Up with Harvey Instead

Edgar Thompson, of The Palm Beach Post, reported that the Jacksonville Jaguars would not budge to trade their first round pick in this past weekend’s draft for the rights to the Miami Dolphins’ Jason Taylor. The Jaguars were at best offering a third round pick. Instead of obtaining Taylor, the Jags completed a blockbuster trade with the Ravens in order to move up to the 8th pick overall in the draft to select Florida DE Derrick Harvey. Harvey played like a monster at Florida and now will be reunited with his former coach, Jags defensive line coach Ted Monachino. The Canadian Press reported Monachino called Harvey a faster and bigger version of Baltimore Ravens DE Terrell Suggs.

Furthermore, The Times Union reported that the VP of Player Personel for the Jaguars, James “Shack” Harris, said on the pick, “In Harvey, we add an every-down end that has a quick first step. He has some pass-rush history with 11 sacks as a junior. This year, because Florida lost so many linemen, he was getting doubled a lot, and he still had 8.5sacks.”

Harvey said on getting picked by the Jaguars, “I was watching the draft with my family, and I saw the Jacksonville Jaguars come up, and I was like, ‘Oh, Jacksonville.’ I kind of figured they were going to pick me because they needed a defensive end.”

The Washington Post reported on their area-native’s happiness during the time of his pick when he was on the phone with Jags HC Jack Del Rio. “Coach, can you hold on a second so I can hear them call my name?” And Del Rio let him sink in the moment of cheers, screams, hugs and tears.


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One Response to “Jags Were in Trade Talks with Fins for Taylor; Ended Up with Harvey Instead”

  1. Collin says:

    Ted Monachino was never Harvey’s coach. He recruited him to play in college, but Harvey chose UF

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