3 Jacksonville Jaguars who could be put on the trade block before the 2023 NFL Draft
The Jacksonville Jaguars are slated to have nine selections in the 2023 NFL Draft, which should be more than enough to address all their position needs. However, if the front office believes they'll need more or want to pile up future assets, they could place a handful of players on the trade block.
After all, the Jags have a few holes to fill but they can also afford to ship a few players, especially if they think they're not part of the future. With that in mind, here are three players Jacksonville could trade before or during, or even after the draft.
3. player the Jacksonville Jaguars could trade before the draft: DaVon Hamilton, DT
The Jacksonville Jaguars have reinforced their defensive front this offseason. Besides re-signing defensive end Roy Robertson-Harris and bringing back Adam Gotsis, the team's brass inked Michael Dogby and Henry Mondeaux in free agency.
In spite of the additions to the trenches, the Jags could still pursue a defensive tackle early in the draft, and that's the plan, they could try to move DaVon Hamilton, who's entering the last year of his rookie contract.
A third-round pick in the 2020 draft, Hamilton flashed potential as a rookie but a knee injury cut his season short. The Ohio State has developed into a steady contributor in the Jaguars' interior defensive line over the last two years and even popped up on Pro Football Focus' 2023 list of top 25 interior defenders.
However, the Jaguars will be working with a limited budget next offseason and might have trouble giving Hamilton a contract extension. If they shop him around the league, they may be able to get a fourth or maybe a third-round pick from a team in need of defensive line help, such as the Atlanta Falcons or the Arizona Cardinals.