Jaguars 2024 7-round NFL Mock Draft: Jacksonville trades up to land coveted WR

• The Jaguars trade for one of the top receivers prospects in 2024 in this 7-round NFL mock draft.

Jan 8, 2024; Houston, TX, USA; Washington Huskies wide receiver Rome Odunze (1) catches a pass
Jan 8, 2024; Houston, TX, USA; Washington Huskies wide receiver Rome Odunze (1) catches a pass / Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
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Wide receiver suddenly became a need for the Jacksonville Jaguars when they lost Calvin Ridley to the Tennessee Titans in free agency. While they brought in Gabe Davis and Christian Kirk is still in the mix, the Jags need a true No. 1. Fortunately for them, they'll be in a position to take one of the top receiver prospects with the 17th overall pick in the 2024 NFL Draft.

Brian Thomas Jr. and Keon Coleman should be still on board when Jacksonville is on the clock, but if they want to land Rome Odunze, they'll most likely need to trade up. They met with him at the scouting combine, so they may have a legitimate interest in drafting him. However, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media believes they'll need to move up to the top 10 if they want to have a shot at him.

The Jaguars could have a willing trade partner in the Chicago Bears, who hold the No. 9 pick. The Bears hold picks No. 1 and 9, and they could trade the latter selection for more capital. The 33rd Team suggests Jacksonville send their second-round pick, along with a 2025 fifth-rounder to get a deal done. But what if they instead offer their fifth this year? Here's how their draft would look if they pulled off such a trade.

Rome Odunze, WR, Washington - Round 1, pick No. 9

Calvin Ridley had over 1,000 yards and eight receiving yards. Rome Odunze might not be able to recreate that kind of production in 2024 but he could most definitely contribute right off the bat. A four-star recruit out of high school, Odunze tallied 87 receptions for 1,553 yards with 13 touchdowns last year.

Marvin Harrison Jr. is without a doubt the top receiver in the draft but Rome isn't a consolation prize. In Jacksonville, he would give Trevor Lawrence a player who can reel in contested catches and create yards after the catch.