Ranking 5 players the Jacksonville Jaguars could trade for during the 2023 NFL Draft
The Jacksonville Jaguars refrained from making any splash signings in free agency because they could address their needs in the 2023 NFL Draft. Although they don't have any glaring weaknesses, they must load on talent if they want to make keep up in the AFC arms race, which brings us to the next point.
If the Jags think they have a legitimate shot at making a deep playoff run in 2023, they should then inquire about the availability of a handful of players ahead of or during the draft.
In particular, Jacksonville should consider trading for these five players, which are ranked from the one that makes the least sense to the one that is most likely to help them get over the hump in the postseason.
Player 5 the Jacksonville Jaguars should trade for on Draft Day: Devin White, LB
Linebacker Devin White, the fifth overall pick in the 2019 draft, had a productive rookie campaign and got much better in his sophomore season, when he posted a career-best nine sacks. Although the former LSU Tiger has struggled in coverage at times, he excels at stopping the run and rushing the passer.
The downside of trading for White is that he requested a trade because he wants to get a contract that pays him around $18 million to $20 million per year, which may be simply too much for Jacksonville. Moreover, the Jags already have a stout linebackers corps, with either Chad Muma or Devin Lloyd set to start next to veteran Foyesade Oluokun in 2023.
On top of that, the Tampa Bay Buccanneers aren't planning to accommodate White's request. So unless they get an offer they can't refuse or their relationship sours to the point of no return, the 2021 Pro Bowl nod will stay with the Bucs next season.