JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Doug Pederson was eager to get on the mound and throw out the first pitch at Tuesday night's Jumbo Shrimp game.
Not as eager as Jaguars fans are to know who the first year head coach and the team's front office will take with the No. 1 overall pick next Thursday.
"You know, one of the things is just really kind of going through the board and evaluating everything and making sure we got every stone turned over and doing a deep dive on everybody, and it's really making sure that the guys we add to our roster are the guys that we want," Pederson said at 121 Financial Ballpark.
Pederson added the next 8-10 days will be about solidifying who is the player that can make the biggest impact on the team right away and to do "right by the organization."
The first year head coach added he's thrilled to be in-person for voluntary workouts and excited to grow personal connections with his players.
"From the day I was hired to meeting some of the guys to last week when the players are in that's what they want (to win)...the fact that they're here and putting the time in with their teammates sends a great message to the organization," Pederson said.