In a recent article for NFL.com, draft analyst Chad Reuter discussed seven realistic potential trades that could happen on Day 1 of the 2021 NFL Draft. One such proposed trade is that the Jacksonville Jaguars send the 25th overall pick to the Kansas City Chiefs for the 31st overall pick, a fourth-round pick, and a fifth-round pick.
The logic behind this trade proposal makes a lot of sense. The Jaguars can afford to drop a few spots with their second pick in the first round while the Chiefs desperately need a new franchise tackle.
The Jaguars currently have 10 total picks in the draft and considering they are in the midst of a rebuild, picking up a few extra picks in the mid-to-late rounds wouldn’t be a bad decision.
We already saw how badly the Tampa Bay Buccaneers outplayed the Chiefs in the Super Bowl. The Chiefs’ broken offensive line didn’t have a single answer for the Buccaneers’ pass rush. It didn’t help that they were left without leading offensive tackles, Eric Fisher and Mitchell Schwartz, who has since been released from the team.
While offensive tackle is still a need for the Jaguars, they did end up franchise tagging left tackle Cam Robinson during free agency and don’t need to focus on the position until the second round of the draft at the earliest.
Jaguars would still have the opportunity to draft an offensive tackle
The Chiefs should consider trading up six spots in the first round of the draft. The trade would benefit both teams and Kansas City could ensure that they don’t miss out on a top tackle.
Some of the offensive tackles expected to be available at pick 25 are Teven Jenkins, Jalen Mayfield, Dillon Radnuz, Liam Eichenberg, and Samuel Cosmi. A few of these names may even still be available by the time the Jaguars are on the clock with picks 33 and 45.