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
09/26/14 - OT Eugene Monroe had knee surgery and will miss at least this game and likely more games
09/19/14 - T Eugene Monroe (knee) is probable for Sunday's game against the Cleveland Browns.
09/17/14 - OT Eugene Monroe didn't practice Wednesday due to a minor knee injury. Monroe emphasized that he expects to play Sunday.
04/01/14 - T Eugene Monroe was re-signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Ravens March 12.
10/14/13 - LT Eugene Monroe replaced Bryant McKinnie and at left tackle had a fairly uneventful game except for one sack allowed for a forced fumble that led to a field goal.
"I felt solid," Monroe said. "I'll definitely check the film and I'll access it a little more, but I think I did a good job. I felt comfortable and the communication was good. We were on the same page."