Eugene Monroe, DS #2 OT, Virginia Selected:Round 1, Pick 8, Overall Pick 8 by Jaguars
Name:Eugene Monroe College:VirginiaNumber: 75 Height: 6-5 Weight: 309 Position:OTPos2: OG Class/Draft Year:Sr/2009 40 Low: 5.08 40 Time:5.1840 High: 5.29
Projected Round:1Stock:High: Top 5 Low: 8-12 Rated number 2 out of 183 OT's4 / 2488 TOTAL
Post-Draft Outlook:BEST PICK: Has to be Eugene Monroe. He's the best player selected by the Jaguars and they got him after a couple teams ahead of them made surprise choices, leaving Monroe there for the taking at No. 8. Monroe is as close to a sure-starter for the Jaguars as anyone. He's the first offensive lineman taken in the first round by the Jaguars since Tony Boselli was selected in the club's first NFL Draft in 1995. No one is making comparisons to Boselli at this point, but Monroe has the talent to step in and be a starter from Day 1 and for years to come thereafter. A closer look at the Jaguars' picks: Round 1/8, Eugene Monroe, OT, 6-5, 309, Virginia...The Jaguars were ecstatic to get Monroe, whom they had projected to be gone by the time their pick came. Even though they signed Tra Thomas in free agency, there was concern with the offensive line. Thomas will turn 35 during next season and there's concern if he could hold up as a starter the entire schedule. With Monroe in the fold, it gives the Jaguars some flexibility along the line, such as moving Thomas or Monroe to the right tackle spot and shifting regular tackle Tony Pashos inside to a guard spot. - by The Sports Xchange
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Draft Scout Eugene Monroe News
10/01/15 - T Eugene Monroe (concussion) was back at practice earlier this week for the first time since being injured in the first quarter Week 1 against Denver. However, he was ruled out against Pittsburgh. In Monroe's absence, James Hurst, a second-year player, will start for the third straight week. Baltimore has not allowed a sack in the past two games with Hurst in the lineup. "Eugene (Monroe has) been a starter for us, but – as you've seen – James (Hurst) has played a lot of football as well," offensive coordinator Marc Trestman said. "Certainly, we need everybody. You always need everybody. Eugene is a big part of what we do here, so we're looking forward to getting him back as well when that time comes."
09/29/15 - T Eugene Monroe (concussion) was back at practice for the first time since he left the field in the first quarter in Week 1 against Denver. He was a limited participant, according to the injury report, and his status for Thursday is uncertain. In Monroe's absence, James Hurst, a second-year player, has played effectively. Baltimore has not allowed a sack in the past two games with Hurst in the lineup.
09/23/15 - LT Eugene Monroe (concussion) left the Broncos game in the first quarter and did not play at Oakland last Sunday. He did not practice Wednesday and is questionable against the Bengals. James Hurst has been effective filling in for him.
09/21/15 - T Eugene Monroe missed the game at Oakland after sustaining a concussion in the season-opener against Denver. James Hurst stepped into the starting role and played well. Monroe's status for the Bengals is uncertain.
09/17/15 - LT Eugene Monroe still has not been able to practice after suffering a concussion in the season opener against Denver on the opening drive. James Hurst replaced him and will start at that spot Sunday if Monroe can't play.