Big Cat Country

● By Gus Logue
General manager Trent Baalke said on Thursday, “We need as many guys to go ahead of us as possible, and hopefully we’ll have our pick of two or three guys that we have in mind right now -- it’s down to that level -- probably two to three guys that we’re really interested in, and we feel like we’ve got a good shot at one of those guys.” Shipley and I agreed on the Jaguar Report Podcast that Branch is probably one of the prospects Jacksonville covets most at 24th overall. Though undersized and not a premium position player, Branch is undeniably talented and a strong fit both short- and long-term. He’s often mocked to the Jaguars by plugged-in media, and the team showed its interest publicly at Alabama’s pro day.