Jacksonville Jaguars trade target No. 2 – RT Rob Havenstein
This one may be a long shot but it doesn’t hurt to ask. Right tackle Rob Havenstein has been a staple of the Rams offensive line since 2015 and one of their best player overall. The Wisconsin product has started 84 games over the last six years and has missed just 12 in that span — most of them in the 2019 season.
Even though Havenstein hasn’t earned any individual accolades, he’s posted solid Pro Football Focus grades throughout his career. Last year, he posted an 80.2 overall grade, his second-highest mark. The 2015 second-round pick could give the Jaguars’ offensive line a boost. Right tackle Jawaan Taylor showed promise in his rookie year but regressed in 2020.
There’s a good chance Taylor gets back on track this upcoming season but Havenstein would be an instant upgrade at right tackle. He’s set to make an affordable $5.71 million in 2021 and $7.215 million in 2022, which perfectly fits the Jags’ cap. Trading Havenstein would create a dead cap hit of $3.16 million but Los Angeles would get a number-one running back on his rookie deal.
If the Rams don’t want to move Havenstein, Jacksonville could also inquire about reserve offensive tackle Joseph Noteboom. The 2018 third-round pick has appeared in 32 games with 15 starts over the last three years. He’s not as good as Havenstein but could give depth to the Jaguars’ offensive line.