3 dream trades the Jacksonville Jaguars should make before the NFL trade deadline

• The Jaguars are 5-2 heading into Week 8

• They have lots of talent at several positions

• But they could still add more playmakers

• These 3 should be worth a look (and a call)

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No. 1 trade the Jacksonville Jaguars should attempt to make: Brian Burns, OLB

This is in theory a great year to acquire a pass rusher before the trade deadline. Even when you remove Danielle Hunter from the equation — the Minnesota Vikings aren't reportedly moving him — there's lots of talent to be had, whether it's Chase Young (Washington Commanders), Josh Uche (New England Patriots), or Brian Burns (Carolina Panthers).

All these pass rushers have been brought up as potential trade targets for several months already. And the three of them could help the Jaguars. The fact that their respective teams currently have losing records should incentivize general manager Trent Baalke to do due diligence on all of them. In particular, Burns would give Jacksonville a bookend edge rusher opposite outside linebacker Josh Allen.

Following Week 7, Allen has seven sacks (as many as he had in 2022) and is among the NFL leaders in total pressures. However, the Jaguars need to bolster their rotation. Travon Walker, the No. 1 overall pick in 2022, continues to flash but hasn't been able to put it all together yet. Fouth-year pro K'Lavon Chaisson has been a non-factor this year and Dawuane Smoot just returned from an Achilles tear, so he might need a bit of time to hit his stride.

Burns would give the Jaguars the player they need to round out their rotation. The Los Angeles Rams offered the Panthers two first-round picks for him but they rejected the proposal. One year later, maybe they've changed their stance and will entertain offers. The former Florida State Seminole was drafted in the same year as Allen and has been productive for longer, tallying 42 sacks, eight forced fumbles, and two Pro Bowl nods over the last four years.

Now, trading for Burns wouldn't be cheap. It would at least require a second-round pick (maybe two or a third) but it would most definitely turn the Jaguars' pass rush into one of the most dominant ones in the league.

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