We Have A Trade
The Jacksonville Jaguars send the ninth pick in the NFL Draft the fourth-round pick they acquired in the deal that sent A.J. Bouye to Denver, and Ngakoue to the Detroit Lions for the third overall pick.
With the pick, the Jaguars grab Ohio State cornerback Jeffrey Okudah.
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As Kathy Clark pointed out earlier this week on Black and Teal, Okudah is the best player at the position and it isn’t even close. Okudah immediately gives the Jaguars hope in the secondary with two heavy hitters along with safety Ronnie Harrison.
A trade like this works for both teams as it gives the Lions a pass rusher in a passing-heavy NFC North division. The deal also erases the $19.3M off the books for the Jaguars after they used the franchise tag on Ngakoue, who does not want to be in Jacksonville anymore.
I suspect Jacksonville could find a pass rusher in free agency (Arik Armstead) and can also get a defensive tackle at No. 20 (Neville Gallimore of Oklahoma) or use the 20th pick in the draft as part of a package to trade up if Javon Kinlaw slips past the first 12 picks.