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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1. The Jaguars should keep an eye on Tutu Atwell

Wide receiver is one of the Jaguars' top needs entering the draft despite the fact that they signed Gabe Davis in free agency. It's been speculated that they could trade into the top 10 to select Malik Nabers or Rome Oduzne — if either one's available — but they could also stay put at No. 17, and take either Adonai Mitchell or Brian Thomas Jr.

Another route would be to go cornerback or any other position in the first round (offensive tackle anyone?) and select a receiver in the second. At that point of the draft, Keon Coleman and Ricky Pearsall could still be on the board. Either way, the Jaguars have options but if they ultimately fail to address the position, they should then consider giving the Los Angeles Rams a call.

The Rams have lots of talent at receiver, and they could afford to move one of them. Rookie sensation Puka Nakua will be off the table, obviously. The same is true for Cooper Kupp, who's one of Los Angeles' playmakers when he's healthy. On the other hand, Demarcus Robinson and Tyler Johnson have become integral pieces on the offense, so it's hard to see either one leaving in 2024. That leaves the seldom used Tutu Atwell as a potential trade candidate.

Sure, going after Tee Higgins and Brandon Aiyuk would be great, regardless fo the cost, but it looks like they're they're staying with their respective teams next season. Meanwhile, Atwell might be had for a late-round selection.

Atwell, a second-round pick in 2021, hasn't been able to earn a featured role the past three seasons. He hauled in 39 receptions for 483 yards with three touchdowns in limited playing time last year. At 5'9", he doen't have the ideal size to play in the boundaries but he could be a viable option in the slot.

At worst, Atwell would offer depth in Jacksonville but maybe he can earn a bigger role. It's possible that a fresh start is what he needs to hit his stride and he would get it with the Jaguars.

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