Jags looking to drop down draft board
They aren't the first to say so, and they certainly won't be the last.
The Jacksonville Jaguars--who own either the 10th or 11th pick in this year's draft depending on a coin flip--are interested in trading down in an effort to acquire more draft picks, according to Vic Ketchman of Jaguars.com.
General manager Gene Smith confirmed on Tuesday that the team is looking to move down, most likely because they are interested in selecting a pass rusher and this year's crop is loaded with them.
“The strength is on the defensive side of the ball. The strength is the defensive line. It matches,” Smith told Ketchman.
The news that Jacksonville is looking to make a move comes quickly after reports surfaced that the top four teams in this year's draft (St. Louis, Detroit, Tampa Bay and Washington) are also looking to trade down in an effort to acquire more picks.
The likely reason for the attempted mass exodus out of the top ten is money. It's becoming more and more dangerous each year selecting at the top of the draft due to the guaranteed money a team could owe a player who doesn't live up to the hype.
Then again, there aren't many people out there throwing around the word "bust" in regards to defensive tackles Ndamukong Suh (Nebraska) and Gerald McCoy (Oklahoma).
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