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
11/25/15 - T Eugene Monroe (shoulder), who had to leave the game in third quarter against the Rams, did not participate in practice Wednesday. Ravens coach John Harbaugh said Monroe's shoulder issues date to his college days at Virginia. His status for the Monday night game in Cleveland is uncertain. If he can't play, James Hurst will get the start.
11/23/15 - OT Eugene Monroe went down with another injury against the Rams. He was forced out of the game in the third quarter with a shoulder injury. Ravens coach John Harbaugh said Monroe's shoulder issues date back to his college days at Virginia. His status for the Monday night game in Cleveland is uncertain. If he can't play, James Hurst will get the start.
11/22/15 - OT Eugene Monroe left Sunday's game in the third quarter with a shoulder injury and did not return. James Hurst took over for him. Monroe has battled injuries throughout the season. His status for the Monday night game in Cleveland is uncertain.
11/15/15 - OT Eugene Monroe (shoulder) was listed as questionable, but was able to play against his former team. Monroe has battled injuries since the season opener and the Ravens are relying on him to have a strong second half of the season. He was effective protecting quarterback Joe Flacco against the Jaguars' pass rush.
11/01/15 - LT Eugene Monroe (shoulder) was scratched after leaving the Monday night game against the Cardinals with the injury, It was the 10th game Monroe has missed over the past two seasons in Baltimore. Monroe also missed time this season with a concussion. James Hurst made his fourth start in Monroe's place and struggled mightily as the Ravens allowed three sacks.