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: 5.09 40 Time:5.1840 High: 5.33
Projected Round:1Stock:High: Top 5 Low: 8-12 Rated number 2 out of 183 OT's4 / 2491 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
10/27/14 - OT Eugene Monroe (knee) was one of three linemen who had to leave the game against the Bengals at some point. Monroe missed four games after undergoing knee surgery. All of those players are expected to play in Week 9 against the Steelers. Monroe is confident the Ravens have enough depth to overcome those types of injuries. "We've got guys that'll step up," Monroe said. "The fellas that came in, they started last week. So we've got guys that have been experienced on the field to step in all over the line. So I don't know if that was a factor."
10/22/14 - T Eugene Monroe (arthroscopic knee surgery) participated fully in practice Wednesday and is expected to play Sunday.
10/16/14 - OT Eugene Monroe (arthroscopic knee surgery) didn't practice Wednesday and isn't expected to play Sunday.
10/08/14 - OT Eugene Monroe is out for a month after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery.
09/26/14 - OT Eugene Monroe had knee surgery and will miss at least this game and likely more games