"The 33rd pick will be a valuable pick," Caldwell said. "I think what happens is every team kind of sees how the first round unfolds and then you come into the second round and everybody has their game plan to see who's still available. There's always one or two players that are going to be available and teams say, 'Wow, I didn't think he'd fall through the first round.' Hopefully that's the same this year."

Regardless of what happens this week, the Jaguars realize this team is not a one-year fix.

Following the worst season in franchise history, owner Shad Khan fired general manager Gene Smith and coach Mike Mularkey. Caldwell and Bradley cleaned house, parting ways with about two dozen veterans and several starters.

They avoided signing any high-priced free agents, instead opting to build slowly over the next three drafts.

The plan requires patience, but more importantly, the necessity to hit on draft picks - something Smith failed to do often enough in his four seasons.

It begins Thursday, but where?

"Any way you can affect the quarterback or protect the quarterback, that's big in this league," Bradley said. "Just the teams that I've been on, both in Tampa and Seattle, we tried to build through the offensive and defensive line. My experience is that."

Jaguars' first-round draft picks

YearPickPlayerPositionCollege
19952Tony BoselliOTUSC

19James StewartRBTennessee
19962Kevin HardyLBIllinois
199721Renaldo WynnDTNotre Dame
19989Fred TaylorRBFlorida

25Donovin DariusSSyracuse
199926Fernando BryantDBAlabama
200029R. Jay SowardWRUSC
200113Marcus StroudDTGeorgia
20029John HendersonDTTennessee
20037Byron LeftwichQBMarshall
20049Reggie WilliamsWRWashington
200521Matt JonesWRArkansas
200628Marcedes LewisTEUCLA
200721Reggie NelsonDBFlorida
20088Derrick HarveyDEFlorida
20098Eugene MonroeOTVirginia
201010Tyson AlualuDTCalifornia
201110Blaine GabbertQBMissouri
20125Justin BlackmonWROklahoma State