Jan 18, 2013; Jacksonville FL, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars general manager Dave Caldwell is surrounded by the media after a press conference at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Phil Sears-USA TODAY Sports

Jacksonville Jaguars NFL Draft Trade Possibilities

Will the Jaguars be able to trade away a top first round selection that could yield a premium pass rusher like Bjoern Werner?  Source: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Can the Jags trade their first round pick?  Not likely.

Their second round pick?  Possibly.

At least that’s what you hear when you take a gander at Jaguars.com.  There may be some possibilities to for the Jags, but it isn’t looking likely.  With such a deep draft, there doesn’t seem to be many suitors for the number two selection.  Per Jaguars.com:

The 2013 NFL Draft class is considered relatively weak at the top, but deep later in the first round and beyond. That creates a scenario in which teams are unlikely to trade up with the Jaguars for the No. 2 overall selection on April 25 – theory being, why burn later-round selections to trade up when you can get a similar player staying where you are?

But what about pick #33?  The Jags have the first pick in the second round and that pick may be something special.  If a really gifted player somehow slips, either because other teams wanted different players or because of injury or combine issues, #33 suddenly gets more valuable.  The Jags have so many holes to fill that it may be wise to try and accumulate as many picks as possible to fill them in.  From John Oehser:

The quarterback class is deep, and the top of the second round is where many after Geno Smith are projected. That pick could glean Caldwell an extra pick later in the draft without having to drop much.

I like a lot of players available at #33, but it’s all on where GM Dave Caldwell thinks he can find the most value.

- Luke N. Sims

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  • http://www.blackandteal.com/ Jason Love

    I think there is an amazing possibility to trade back @33. If the Jags can acquire a 2 and 3, they would make bank.

    I think after the combine, #2 pick is going to start looking for appealing to certain teams. Milliner just killed the 40 and reports are he looks good. Joeckel and Fisher might be trade bait. I think there is a strong possibility that the Jags could trade down from 2 also.

    Here’s a hypo, what if the Jags trade down from 2, to say 5 or 7 and get an extra 3. Then trade down from 33 to mid 2nd and get an extra 3rd. There is a ton of talent in rounds 2-4 that can be had that could start!

    1.7 could easily be Mingo, Jordan or Ansah
    2.1x – Terron Armstead, RT
    3a – Cornelius Washington, OLB, LEO (I think he skyrockets due to combine and sheer upside, contrary to production)
    3b – Brandon Williams, DT
    3c – Zaviar Gooden, OLB
    4.1 – Sanders Commings, CB
    5.2 – Dwayne Gratz, CB
    6.1 – Matt Scott, QB
    7a – Rodney Smith, WR
    7b – Cooper Taylor, S

    • LukeNSims

      That looks like a pretty ideal draft! Seriously, you just solved a lot of problems in one go. If Dave Caldwell’s reading, then he better hit the phones fast.

    • LukeNSims

      I was coming back to your quick mock here, it may be a little hopeful that Scott is still there in round six. With the way teams value QB, I’m thinking he pops up to four, maybe into three.

      • http://www.blackandteal.com/ Jason Love

        Most definitely could be the case. However, I keep seeing that so many players are “2nd or 3rd rounders”. Everyone can’t be a 2nd or 3rd rounder, so people will have to “fall”.