Jaguars No. 1 trade offer for Aaron Donald: 1st and 2nd round picks
The Jaguars could use a passer rusher or depth on their interior offensive line but they're entering the 2023 season without a glaring weakness. In fact, they have enough talent — with Trevor Lawrence leading the way — to compete with the powerhouses in the AFC: The Kansas City Chiefs, the Buffalo Bills, and the Cincinnati Bengals. However, defensive tackle Aaron Donald could the one piece that propels them to the top.
Donald is the kind of player that commands double or triple teams on every snap. With him wreaking havoc inside, outside linebackers Travon Walker and Josh Allen would find favorable matchups on the edges. This is to say that Donald could make the Jaguars' pass rush go from a question mark to strength next season. That's how dominant he is, which is why parting ways with first and second-round picks might not be a steep price to pay for him.
Sure, the Jaguars could look for an impact player in Round 1 of next year's draft but it's not guaranteed they'll find one. Meanwhile, Donald is a proven difference-maker that can take over games. And because the Rams will probably want more in return, Jacksonville could give them a third-round pick in 2025.
Sure, the Jaguars would be without first and second-round picks in 2024 if they give Ridley a contract extension but they would get a couple of players that can help them contend the next couple of seasons.