The top of this year’s draft class isn’t what it is in usual years. There is no definitive top-3 players that stand head and shoulders above the rest. There may not even be a top-10 that stand head and shoulders above the rest. The first round is deep and it will likely flow well from pick to pick. So it makes sense that the Jacksonville Jaguars want to trade out of their number two overall selection and pick up more picks and players.
Draft Insider has a report that the Jaguars are looking to do just that:
I’ve been told by several people they would like to trade out of the spot and collect extra selections. I hear the scouting staff is not in love with any of the players at the top of the draft plus new general manager Dave Caldwell, well respected for his scouting talents, believes he’ll be able to harvest potential starters with multiple picks.
The Jags could easily get a premier talent like Oregon pass rusher Dion Jordan, West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith, or any other player that could immediately fill a hole on the roster with the second overall pick. The problem is that general manager Dave Caldwell knows that he can find more starters with moe picks.
Caldwell is a smart personnel evaluator and I think he is looking to get more than three starters in this year’s draft. With the holes on the roster right now he will get starters even if they aren’t as good as other teams’ starters, but if he can trade back in the draft and get another third or second round selection then the odds of finding another quality player to fill one of the team’s many holes will increase.
– Luke N. Sims
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