Jaguars looking to trade down
Coming off a 7-9 season and holding only two draft picks in the top 100, the Jacksonville Jaguars are looking to make moves.
Not surprisingly, the team is trying to acquire more selections.
Per a report from Vito Stellino of the Florida Times-Union, the Jaguars have been in talks with other teams since February’s combine in an effort to lay the groundwork for some possible draft day trades.
"We're very proactive,” director of player personnel Terry McDonough told Stellino. “A lot of teams don't want to have those discussions back in February and March. We're constantly talking to teams not only about the first round, but every round. You make good contacts and have good relationships, and a lot of time trades are built on relationships. It's not something we dive into the week before the draft. Teams know the Jaguars are very open to moving around in any round."
What the Jaguars would ultimately like to do would be to trade down from the 10th overall pick and acquire a second-rounder—something the team is currently without, per Stellino.
Sitting at the ten-spot, the Jags could start fielding a lot of calls next Thursday from teams looking to move up and acquire Notre Dame quarterback Jimmy Clausen, Oklahoma State wide receiver Dez Bryant or Clemson running back C.J. Spiller.
Now that the Broncos have shipped Brandon Marshall out of town, there are rumors floating around the league that Denver may be targeting Bryant with the 11th pick—which is one selection behind Jacksonville.
So if there’s a team with a big-time desire to land Bryant, they may need to consider getting in front of Denver to make it happen.
Which would then allow the Jaguars to trade down and target Florida quarterback Tim Tebow.
Jacksonville Jaguars Current Draft Picks:
Round 1: Pick 10
Round 3: Pick 10, 74 overall
Round 4: Pick 10, 108 overall
Round 5: Pick 12, 143 overall
Round 6: Pick 11, 180 overall
Round 6: Pick 34 (compensatory), 203 overall
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