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NFL Draft Rumors: Jacksonville Jaguars looking at trading No. 3 pick


The Jacksonville Jaguars hold then. 3 overall pick in this year’s draft but like all teams in the top half of the draft order, there is no guarantee that they won’t move their pick to accumulate more picks later on. It’s being hailed as a deep draft class and even though some disagree about that, it consensus seems to be the more draft picks, the merrier.

That’s why it’s of little surprise that the Jaguars are considering trading down in the draft among their options. It’s no secret that they covet South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, but if he’s gone at No. 3, taking a quarterback may be less attractive than trading down and taking one later.

Per ESPN.com:

“It depends on who falls to three,” Caldwell said. “We don’t know who’s going to go the first two picks before us and we don’t know if there’s going to be a player at three that teams are going to covet, but we feel like there’d be some options there at three if a team may want to come up.”

The Jaguars will likely take a quarterback but they’re among the growing number of teams who think they can get a decent franchise quarterback in the later rounds. We can count out Johnny Manziel in this instance, but if he goes and Clowney goes before the Jaguars are on the clock, then we could get an early trade at the top of the order.

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  • Bobby Postma

    I don’t wanna trade back. We need a big playmaker life clowney, khalil Mack, or even Sammy Watkins. Why get 3 decent players when you can get a superstar. … a gamechanger that can win games for us