Four potential trade partners for the Jacksonville Jaguars No. 7 pick in the NFL Draft this year.
The Jacksonville Jaguars may become one of the most popular teams on the first night of the NFL Draft. The No. 7 overall pick could come into play for teams looking to add a franchise quarterback.
Who might be interested in trading up into the number seven slot in the 2019 NFL draft? What would it take to get there? A lot is going to depend on which players are picked in the top six.
It’s possible that any of the teams listed below might want to make that jump.
Anything can happen on Draft Night. and it is still possible the Jaguars might not want to trade down so they do not miss on a player they believe will make them better this year and in the future.
Still, a trade is a possibility this year.
First, let’s get out our crystal ball and predict who will be chosen with the first six picks:
1. Arizona picks Kyler Murray, Quarterback, Oklahoma
2. San Francisco picks Nick Bosa, Edge, Ohio St.
3. N.Y. Jets pick Jonah Williams, Tackle, Alabama
4. Oakland picks Montez Sweat, Edge, Mississippi St.
5. Tampa Bay picks Quinnen Williams, Defensive Tackle, Alabama
6. NY Giants pick Jawaan Taylor, Tackle, Florida
If those are the picks and the Jaguars decide they want to trade down, which teams are prime trade partners and who are they looking to pick? Here are the four teams I believe might want to make a move and what the numbers say they’d have to give up to do it.
The Denver Broncos hold the 10th pick and would have to give up the least in a trade with Jacksonville. It would take their pick at 10 and their 3rd round pick (71st overall). The Jaguars have two third round picks, number 69 and 98 overall.
Do the Jaguars want three picks in the third round? Is there someone they’re targeting that they believe they can get at number 10? John Elway wouldn’t hesitate to make the trade if he believes his guy will be gone before the Broncos make a selection.
So, what are the Broncos needs? Quarterback, safety, cornerback, the defensive line, and tight end top their list. Just ahead of them are Detroit and Buffalo. Neither needs a quarterback, so Denver can stand pat if it thinks one will fall to them. They both need a tight end, and Detroit needs cornerback help while Buffalo needs to beef up the D-Line.
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Behind Denver is Miami at 13 and Washington at 15. Both are in desperate need of a signal caller. If I’m Elway and I want Dwayne Haskins, quarterback from Ohio St., then I make the trade so that neither team can get him.
Just behind Denver is Cincinnati, who may or may not be in the market for a quarterback. The Bengals want Andy Dalton to prove himself this year so they are not offering him an extension before the season. If they’re looking for a potential replacement, they would have to trade their No. 11 pick and add their third-round pick, No. 72 overall.
I believe the Bengals will stand pat and go after a more pressing need, possibly a linebacker or the right side of the O-Line at either guard or tackle. tight end is another possibility.
The next possible trading partner is Miami, an AFC and state competitor. Do I even entertain a trade with them? Depends on what I get in return. For Miami to make the jump six spots, it would take their pick at 13, as well as their third-round pick (number 78 overall), and probably their third-round pick next year. With Denver just ahead of them and Washington just behind, Miami is in a precarious position.
If they don’t make a move to get their quarterback, either Washington will make a move or Denver could get the player they’re targeting. If the Jaguars call, I make the trade.
That brings us to the last possible trade partner, the Redskins. It would take Washington’s pick at 15 as well as their second round pick (number 46 overall) to jump up eight spots. But we’re talking about Daniel Snyder, so anything’s possible. If the Redskins called, Tom Coughlin, Jaguars executive vice-president of football operations, might do a cartwheel. This would be a no brainer…you make the trade.
With three teams below them looking at a quarterback, the Jaguars could get better through multiple picks in this year’s draft. And with this year’s draft so deep on the offensive line and at tight end, the Jaguars could fill their most pressing needs and add depth.
Now, if the first six picks are different…