With the draft less than a month away, we’re starting to get a better of idea of how teams are leaning in regards to potential draft picks. On the other hand, we’re starting to build up mountains of reckless speculation and rumors about trades and other crazy scenarios.
The Jacksonville Jaguars have been a focal point in terms of trade scenarios in the 2015 NFL Draft. With the Tennessee Titans allegedly happy with Zach Mettenberger at quarterback, one of the top 2 quarterbacks – most likely Marcus Mariota – should be available at number 3. A scenario where teams are fighting to trade up and snag one of the top signal callers is ideal for the Jaguars, as they could stockpile future picks and start collecting an arsenal of draft capital that could help them in years to come.
One of the teams possibly looking to upgrade at the QB position is the Cleveland Browns, and Will Brinson over at CBS Sports thinks the Jaguars are a “lock” as a trade partner for the Browns.
"Jacksonville is a lock as a potential trading partner. Maybe if Dave Caldwell’s in love with Leonard Williams or Dante Fowler he won’t move out of No. 3, but if there’s an additional first on the table, you have to think he’ll fall nine spots in the draft."
I do think Caldwell is willing to trade down given the right offer, but I think it all depends on how tightly clustered his grades are for all the top edge rushing prospects. If he has guys like Fowler, Vic Beasley, Bud Dupree, Randy Gregory, and Shane Ray all ranked similarly, I think he would be more amenable to trading down a handful of spots. Even if those top guys are gone, the Jaguars have shown the propensity to thoroughly evaluate a lot of the guys at the top of board in the scenario of a trade-down.
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