3 high-profile WRs the Jaguars could trade for to keep up with the Texans

• The Jaguars could try to trade for one of these receivers after the Texans landed Stefon Diggs.

Dec 24, 2022; Santa Clara, California, USA; San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk (11)
Dec 24, 2022; Santa Clara, California, USA; San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk (11) / Sergio Estrada-USA TODAY Sports
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1. The Jaguars could trade for Vikings WR Justin Jefferson

Out of all the trades the Jaguars could pull off, this one is the least likely. That said, you should always expect the unexpected when it comes to the NFL. Situations that may at one point look far-fetched end up taking place. For proof, look at the Stefon Diggs trade. Nobody outside of Nate Burleson thought Diggs would leave the Bills, but that's precisely what ended up happening.

On the other hand, Justin Jefferson is arguably the best receiver in the league, so trading for him would not come cheap. A first-round pick in 2020, the former LSU Tiger has posted four straight 1,000-yard seasons. Furthermore, he's already broken several league and team records in his young career.

His 5,899 receiving yards are the most ever by a player in the first four years of their NFL career. This feat becomes more impressive when you take into account that he missed seven games last year. Jefferson also won Offensive Player of the Year honors that year and set new Vikings records for the most yards and receptions in a season.

Colin Cowherd suggests the Minnesota Vikings trade up Jefferson to move up from pick No. 11 to No. 3. Andrew Harbaugh of USA TODAY Sports, for his part, proposes that the Pittsburgh Steelers give up a couple of first-rounders and a second-round selection in exchange for the three-time Pro Bowl receiver.

To land Jefferson, the Jaguars may need to offer a couple of first-round picks and a player. Or maybe first and second-round picks in 2024 and a player like Cam Robinson. The price would definitely be high but the odds of drafting a receiver who has a better career than Jefferson are very low, so it would be worth it.

Then again, the Jaguars have needs beyond wide receiver and trading for Jefferson would take up considerable resources, which they could use to round out their roster. In the end, though, Jacksonville would be getting plenty of bang for their buck if Jefferson helps them dethrone the Texans.

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