Allowed to bring 30 prospects into Jacksonville for pre-draft meetings, the Jaguars will make the bowels of EverBank Field and surrounding steakhouses busy this week.


The Jaguars have been linked to hosting 11 players over the next two days, including six quarterbacks.

The draft kicks off May 8, and the Jaguars hold the third overall pick as well as 11 selections overall.

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The list, according to league sources and reports from ESPN and

Offense: The quarterbacks — Central Florida’s Blake Bortles, Louisville’s Teddy Bridgewater, Fresno State’s Derek Carr, Eastern Illinois’ Jimmy Garopollo, Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel and LSU’s Zach Mettenberger — and Auburn offensive tackle Greg Robinson.

Defense: Notre Dame defensive end Stephen Tuitt and linebackers Anthony Barr (UCLA), Khalil Mack (Buffalo) and Kyle Van Noy (BYU).

The strategy of bringing in several players at once is similar to last year, when the Jaguars hosted defensive end Dion Jordan and offensive tackles Eric Fisher and Luke Joeckel on the same day.

Those players went first (Fisher to Kansas City), second (Joeckel to the Jaguars) and third (Jordan to Miami) in the draft.

According to league rules, players who visit a team’s headquarters can be given a physical examination but can’t be timed or tested. Interviews and other tests can be administered.

The visit usually consists of meeting with the general manager, head coach, coordinator and position coach.

The Jaguars coached Garopollo, Carr and Van Noy in the Senior Bowl. General manager Dave Caldwell and coach Gus Bradley attended the pro day workouts for Bortles, Bridgewater, Manziel and Tuitt.

Mettenberger’s pro day is Wednesday in Baton Rouge, La., and will be his first chance to work in front of NFL personnel because of his knee injury.

With the first wave of visits, the Jaguars are doing their due diligence because they could face many scenarios.

■ Stay at No. 3: Does Caldwell show he’s been bluffing all along and take Bortles, Bridgewater or Manziel? Two and maybe all three could be on the board. Or they could go ultra-conservative and take Robinson.

■ Trade down but stay in the top 10: Mack and Barr are the consensus top two linebackers in the draft, and Carr is likely to be available.

■ Second round: Mettenberger could propel himself into the late first round if teams think he’s ready physically. Although he has drawn praise, Garoppolo figures to be available at No. 39. The same for Tuitt and definitely Van Noy.

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