Jaguars hosting draft party at EverBank Field

Event is family-friendly

Published On: Apr 25 2013 03:12:23 PM EDT   Updated On: Apr 25 2013 08:00:00 PM EDT

The Jacksonville Jaguars hosted the 19th annual Bud Light Draft Party at EverBank Field Thursday night to celebrate the NFL Draft.

The event was from 6-9:30 p.m. and open to the public, including children.  It was held on the field with the bowl open for fans to select their season seats.  There was also family-friendly activities, such as the field goal kick, quarterback challenge, a zip line, face painting and inflatable games.

"I think the fans are ready for a new start.  I mean, a new general manager a new head coach, new uniforms released earlier this week a brand new helmet and tonight No. 2 pick in the draft so it's a big night," said Ryan "The Hacker" Green, a radio host at 1010XL.

There's been widespread speculation over who the Jaguars might pick during the draft.

"A 2-14 team needs all sorts of help so I really don't think it matters who they take tonight as long as they take one of the 5 or 6 guys that have been rumored whether that's an offensive tackle like Eric Fisher or that's a corner like Dee Milner, a defensive lineman like Dion Jordan," said Green.

Caldwell will have the number two pick Thursday night.  He and head coach Gus Bradley are expected to address fans from the stage after the pick.