3 realistic trade scenarios for Jaguars’ No. 1 pick in the 2022 NFL Draft
Would Jaguars GM Trent Baalke answer the call from John Elway?
The Denver Broncos have been abominable in trying to replace John Elway. Minus some productive years with Jake Plummer and Peyton Manning’s Super Bowl run, there’s a lot of less-than-memorable quarterback play. At some point, they have to get it right. Why not Pickett or Matt Corral from Ole Miss? Another route is Elway and co. getting themselves arguably the best offensive tackle, Alabama’s Evan Neal.
By acquiring the ninth pick, the Jaguars put themselves in a position to draft Purdue’s George Karlaftis. The defensive end has star written all over him and would provide Jacksonville with the versatility to play in any defensive system, whether it be 4-3 or 3-4 as Fan Nation pointed out. The Jaguars will have their coaching staff in place by then, so knowing if Karlaftis will be a fit is a likelihood.
Whether Baalke will entertain offers is not certain, but it’s a possibility given the talent that’s available within the first ten picks. The Jaguars will have plenty of options at number one but they can have even more if they trade down a few spots. Would they be willing to give up the chance to draft Neal or Thibodeau in order to hoard more draft picks and in turn acquire more difference-makers?