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
07/21/16 - OT Eugene Monroe retired from the NFL on Thursday but the outspoken advocate for player health and other issues doesn't plan to go quietly.
Monroe, 29, played seven seasons in the league, first with the Jacksonville Jaguars and since October 2013 with the Baltimore Ravens.
05/26/16 - LT Eugene Monroe was in Las Vegas to speak on a Medical Marijuana Research panel this week and did not attend the OTAs. Even if he showed, Monroe would likely not have been able to participate because he is recovering from surgery to repair a torn labrum. Monroe is the starting left tackle on the depth chart, but he could face a challenge from first-round draft pick Ronnie Stanley. Coaches have expected more production from Monroe after trading fourth- and fifth-round draft picks to Jacksonville to acquire him in 2013. Monroe, however, has missed 16 games since signing with the team.
12/28/15 - T Eugene Monroe had surgery to repair labrum tear that ended his season, Ravens coach John Harbaugh confirmed. Monroe started and finished only three of his last 16 games before being injured this season.
12/13/15 - LT Eugene Monroe (shoulder) was placed on injured reserve. Monroe had not practiced since getting injured against the Rams in Week 11. Baltimore acquired Monroe from Jacksonville in 2014 for a fourth and fifth round draft pick. Monroe, however, has struggled to stay on the field. Overall, Monroe has started and finished just three of his past 16 games. As a result, Kelechi Osemele got first start at left tackle against the Seahawks. "I felt comfortable," Osemele said.
12/12/15 - T Eugene Monroe (shoulder) was placed on reserve/injured by the Ravens Saturday (Dec. 12).