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Jaguars see coaching in the Senior Bowl as big advantage

Jan 22, 2015; Mobile, AL, USA; South squad head coach Gus Bradley of the Jacksonville Jaguars greets South squad offensive tackle La'el Collins of LSU (60) during Senior Bowl South squad practice at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Glenn Andrews-USA TODAY Sports

Jan 22, 2015; Mobile, AL, USA; South squad head coach Gus Bradley of the Jacksonville Jaguars greets South squad offensive tackle La'el Collins of LSU (60) during Senior Bowl South squad practice at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Glenn Andrews-USA TODAY Sports

Gus Bradley and the Jacksonville Jaguars coaching staff are back in familiar territory, coaching in the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala. for the third straight season.

But while coaching in the game is usually the by-product of being available after an unsuccessful season, the Jacksonville coaches say the hands-on experience of working with the players helps with the team's draft preparation.

Via the Florida Times-Union:

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"A lot of people don't look at Mobile as a positive thing," new defensive coordinator Todd Wash said. "We get a step up on evaluating, being in the room with these young men, getting to know them a lot better than 30 other coaching staffs get to. So, we're excited about that and we know we have eight draft picks."

For a team that needs a number of upgrades on defense after a 5-11 season, the Jaguars will embrace any advantage they can find to improve their roster.