5 players the Jacksonville Jaguars could trade during draft season

• Here are 5 players the Jaguars could place on the trade block during and after the 2024 NFL Draft.
Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Tyson Campbell (32) breaks up a 4th and 7 pass play to Carolina
Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Tyson Campbell (32) breaks up a 4th and 7 pass play to Carolina / Bob Self/Florida Times-Union / USA TODAY
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4. Chad Muma, linebacker

Chad Muma has spent his first two seasons waiting for his chance to join the starting lineup but he won't probably get it. The Jaguars just gave veteran Foyesade Oluokun a new contract and Devin Lloyd remains firmly entrenched at the top of the depth chart.

A third-round pick in 2022, Muma flashed as a rookie when he filled in for Lloyd but a knee injury sent him back to the sidelines. He once again got playing time last year but wasn't able to capitalize on the opportunity.

The Jaguars are now switching to a 4-3 scheme under defensive coordinator Ryan Nielsen but that won't help Chad Muma get on the field, as they'll run plenty of nickel packages (two linebackers, three cornerbacks). If that wasn't enough, he will probably need to fend off sophomore Ventrell Miller and whoever the front office adds in the draft. That leaves a trade as Muma's best possible outcome.

This year's linebacker class isn't particularly deep, and teams who need to add competition or depth could most definitely use Muma. The truth is that he'll have a steep hill to climb in Jacksonville, so the Jaguars might as well move on from him and try to get something in return, even if it's a sixth or seventh-round selection.

3. Zay Jones, wide receiver

At first sight, it's puzzling to see Zay Jones as a potential trade candidate. After all, this year's receivers class is loaded, so teams in need of help at the position can get a good one in Rounds 1 or 2. That said, not every club is looking for a WR1, and those who need depth at the position should inquire about Jones.

Jones set career bests for catches and yards in a season in 2022 but dealt with a PCL injury that limited him to just eight games and 34 receptions with 310 yards. There's a chance he'll bounce back next season, but he could be a victim of the numbers game if Jacksonville takes a wide receiver in the first or second round.

The Jaguars signed Gabe Davis in free agency, and Christian Kirk will return to the lineup after suffering a core injury late in 2023. Add the potential arrival of a rookie receiver and Jones could be on his way out. Clubs who are looking for a low-end No. 2 receiver or a solid No. 3 could be potential suitors for the former East Carolina Pirate.