3. Will the Jaguars jump back into the first round?
So the Jaguars are set to keep the No. 1 pick but could they try to move back into the first round? They currently hold the 33rd overall pick and if there’s a prospect they really like they might need to get back into the first round. The team’s brass seems to like Georgia linebacker Quay Walker. But Jordan De Lugo of Generation Jaguar thinks he might not be available at the beginning of the second round, so the Jags might need to get jump back into the 20-30 pick range to land him.
Similarly, if there’s a wide receiver the Jaguars like, they may need to leapfrog the Kansas City Chiefs and the Green Bay Packers. Both teams need help at the position after trading Tyreek Hill and Davante Adams respectively.
Trent Baalke told the media that the 33rd overall selection holds plenty of value because it gives teams almost a day to reconsider their draft strategy. Clubs that are picking towards the end of the first round may look to trade out of the first round to get a chance to think through and hoard additional draft picks. Meanwhile, the Jags have enough picks to put a package together and move back into the late 20s in the first round.
Depending on how the first round unfolds, don’t be surprised if the Jaguars trade the 33rd overall pick in order to move up.