3 trade targets who should be on the Jaguars' radar during draft season

• Here are 3 players the Jaguars should consider trading for during draft season.
Dec 28, 2023; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Cleveland Browns cornerback Greg Newsome II (0) celebrates
Dec 28, 2023; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Cleveland Browns cornerback Greg Newsome II (0) celebrates / Scott Galvin-USA TODAY Sports
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The NFL Draft gives teams the opportunity to hoard talent, but it also allows them to unload players who may not be part of their long-term plans. For instance, the Jacksonville Jaguars could trade veteran Cam Robinson.

Besides freeing around $17 million in cap space, the Jags could get a third or fourth round in exchange for Robinson. Clubs that couldn't land one of the top O-Line prospects but still need help at the position should most definitely give general manager Trent Baalke a call.

That said, Jacksonville could also be buyers during the draft. They have clear needs, and these three players could help them take care of them.

3. The Jaguars should keep an eye on CB Greg Newsome II

The Cleveland Browns have a surplus of starting cornerbacks. With Martin Emerson Jr. and Denzel Ward playing outside, Greg Newsome II had to move the slot in 2023. The issue with the move is that Newsome fares buch better in the boundaries and he's now entering the last year of his rookie deal. That's made him the subject of trade talks.

Browns manager Andrew Berry says that they don't plan to deal Newsome, going as far as saying that they won't mind picking up the fifth-year option on his rookie deal. This is understandable because you can never have too many cornerbacks. That said, Cleveland may be better off moving on from him and receive something in return instead of letting him walk next year and get nothing.

Newsome, a second-round pick in 2021, gave up fewer than 10.0 yards per reception, alternating between the slot and outside, during his sophomore campaign. Last year, he logged two interceptions and 14 passes defensed, both career-bests.

If Cleveland goes cornerback early in the draft, Newsome could be available. He would be an ideal candidate to play in defensive coordinator Ryan Nielsen's heavy-press scheme. Newsome has previously stated that he feels much more comfortable lining up in the boundaries and playing man than manning the slot.

In Jacksonville, Newsome would give Nielsen a proven starter who can challenge for a starting spot. It's not a given that the Browns will place him on the trade block but the Jags should call them if they do.