No. 5 player the Jaguars should try to trade: WR Marvin Jones
The Jaguars didn’t use a single draft pick on a wide receiver but that might have been by design, having acquired Christian Kirk and Zay Jones in free agency. Moreover, they brought back former first-round selection Laquon Treadwell after he became one of their top targets toward the end of the 2021 season.
So even though the Jags’ only addition to their wide receiver room was undrafted free agent Kevin Austin Jr., they have a crowded group, and not all of them may not make the final cut. Laviska Shenault was reportedly on the trade block earlier this offseason but he could bounce back after having a down year in 2021. Moreover, he could get another chance due to the arrival of a new coaching staff, one that may not be ready to give up on him just yet.
Kirk and Jones are good bets to make the roster, and so is Treadwell, who signed an affordable deal worth slightly over $1 million. Meanwhile, veteran Marvin Jones is set to have a cap number of $8.7 million. Trading him would create $5.2 million in dead money but it would also free up $3.5 million in cap space.
Keep in mind that Jones led the Jaguars in receptions (73), yards (832), and receiving touchdowns last season (four). Moreover, his veteran leadership is invaluable but if they want to give playing time to some of their younger receivers, trading him might be in their best interest.