4. Will the Jaguars trade any players on Draft Night?
Earlier this year, Michael DiRocco of ESPN reported that wide receiver Laviska Shenault was on the trade block. Similarly, the Minnesota Vikings seemingly explored the possibility of acquiring linebacker K’Lavon Chaisson before last year’s trade deadline. Will the Jags move any of their players on Day 1 of the draft?
General manager Trent Baalke has had no qualms about trading players he inherited from the previous regime and it wouldn’t be shocking to hear clubs inquire about Shenault or Chaisson. Another player that could potentially find himself on the trade block is right tackle Jawaan Taylor, who hasn’t lived up to his potential after being selected in the second round of the 2019 draft.
The team’s brass have previously scoffed at the idea of dealing the Florida product. Having said that, the Jags have Walker Little in place and Taylor is entering the last year of his rookie deal, which makes him a prime candidate to change teams.
Of course, it’s highly unlikely that the Jaguars will be offered premium compensation for any of these players, and at most, they will get a late-round pick for them. If anything, it would be a question of clearing a few roster spots in order to make space for the rookie class. Also, Viska has shown potential and is a candidate to bounce back in 2022 after underperforming last season. Similarly, it may be a bit too early to give up on either Taylor or Chaisson. Then again, it wouldn’t be shocking to see either one traded on draft day.