3 bold predictions for the Jacksonville Jaguars in the 2024 NFL Draft

• Here 3 unexpected moves the Jaguars will make in the 2024 NFL Draft
Apr 27, 2023; Kansas City, MO, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars fans during the first round of the 2023 NFL
Apr 27, 2023; Kansas City, MO, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars fans during the first round of the 2023 NFL / Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
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2. The Jaguars will trade Cam Robinson and Zay Jones

Cam Robinson was arguably the Jaguars' best offensive lineman last year but he was seen as a potential cap casualty early in the offseason because the suspension he served to start 2023 voided the remaining guarantees on his deal. The Jaguars, however, have made it clear they expect him to be on the roster next season.

Similarly, the Jags had the chance to release wide receiver Zay Jones, who's coming off an injury-riddled season to create extra cap space but ended up keeping him around.

Having said that, there's no guarantee Robinson or Jones will be on the team in the season opener. In fact, both of them could be moved during the draft.

Besides having to create space for the rookie class, trading Robinson and Jones would give the Jaguars a considerable amount of space. Whether they release or trade Robinson, they'll get $17 million in space with just $4.6 million in dead money. Meanwhile, trading Jones would leave $6.5 million but it would also free up $4.18 million. Those $21.4 million in savings could go toward Trevor Lawrence's extension.

Lawrence told the local media during offseason workouts that his representatives have engaged in contract talks with the Jaguars. General manager Trent Baalke later confirmed that he and Lawrence's camp have gone back and forth, so it's reasonable to assume that they'll strike a deal sooner rather than later. Having extra cap space could accelerate the process.

But besides cap space, trading Robinson and Jones would net the Jaguars a pair of draft picks. Maybe they can get a fourth for Robinson and a sixth for Jones.

Both are proven starters who could contribute immediately. Another thing that could incentivize the team's brass to move on from this pair of veterans is that it would create room for the incoming rookie class. Speaking of...