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    <em>Posted by ESPN.com's Paul Kuharsky</em> <p>Early this week I invited you to join me in playing a little fantasy football and asked this: If the <a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/clubhouse?team=jac" target="_new">Jacksonville Jaguars</a> could <a href="/blogs/afcsouth/0-7-433/If-the-Jaguars-could-add-any-one-player----.html" target="_blank">add any one player</a> in the NFL, who would the best choice be?</p> <p>Response from Jaguars faithful -- hello, anyone out there? -- was minimal, I must confess.</p> <p>Here's a small sampling, and by sampling I mean virtually everything useable I got in comments or the mailbag.</p> <p><strong>A.J. from Sioux Falls, S.D.:</strong> Haynesworth would be great to reestablish that menacing run defense that the Jags made their name on in years past. But what about Michael Crabtree, which seems a little more realistic considering the Jags spot in the draft. He could finally give Garrard a downfield threat, making life easier for the resurgent <a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=8436" target="_new">Matt Jones</a> and the always dangerous MJD.</p> <p><strong>tglasser31:</strong> <a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=4466" target="_new">Jordan Gross</a> is a very real possibility for free agent acquisition. If a left tackle is drafted, gross could eventually move to the right side.</p> <p><strong>edo0725:</strong> I would have to say they would pick up a dominant DT. Hopefully that would inspire <a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=3537" target="_new">John Henderson</a> but also it would help their young pass rushers they drafted last year. I've heard a lot of talk about how they need secondary help, but I feel that if they can get their D-line back to its old form they are actually a pretty strong bunch. Their offense was not very good this year but with a dominant defense i think it would do the job. Get rid of Porter and other then that its a very similar group to the one that won the playoff game last year. He does not get a lot of media attention but pay attention to <a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=10523" target="_new">Mike Walker</a> at WR he has a lot of potential. Both him and Brandon Marshal came out of UCF but Walker was the better of the two in college before he missed time for a knee injury. Obviously college is way different then the NFL but still I think the potential is there. Pick up somebody like Haynesworth then use the #8 pick on a LT and I think the Jags are in solid shape to at least fight for a wild card spot. That being said they are most def not going after any big free agents this year.</p> <p><strong>SQclosers09:</strong> The Jags need a WR like <a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=5528" target="_new">Larry Fitzgerald</a>, so their QB has a decent receiver to throw to. The current WR's are garbage or getting ready to go to jail for drugs......</p> <p>The Jaguars would benefit from a big-play receiver like Fitzgerald or <a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=2622" target="_new">Steve Smith</a>. A dominant interior lineman like <a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=3543" target="_new">Albert Haynesworth</a> might help get John Henderson back on track and return the team to an identity it loved when it was <a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=2561" target="_new">Marcus Stroud</a> and Henderson in the middle. And a lockdown corner like <a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=4489" target="_new">Nnamdi Asomugha</a> would certainly help them slow division opponents like <a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=2578" target="_new">Reggie Wayne</a> and <a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=4461" target="_new">Andre Johnson</a>.</p> <p>All indications are the Jaguars believe that their rebuild has to start with a refortification of their lines and because of how important their run-first mentality is to their offense, I'm looking to that side of the ball. I'm a believer that when a bad team has a lot of needs, it's hard to argue against a stud left tackle. <a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=8466" target="_new">Khalif Barnes</a> is not coming back and <a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=9906" target="_new">Richard Collier</a> is, unfortunately, not part of the plan any longer.</p> <p>I think Gross will be re-signed or franchised in Carolina.</p> <p>Still...</p> <p>In the AFC South Blog's Plus One, the Jaguars select Jordan Gross.</p>

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