The NFL Draft this year is incredibly hard to predict but there are certain things that look like they could happen. When it comes to the top of the draft, no one knows where anyone will go but certain names are beginning to rise and fall.
Teddy Bridgewater is one of the names in flux that could take a tumble on draft day and that is something that would greatly intrigue that Jacksonville Jaguars. Should Bridgewater take a fall into the 20, beat writer Michael DiRocco believes it’s possible we could see the Jags trade back into the first round to get him.
Caldwell has said he’s keeping his options open, and trading into the late first round is certainly a possibility if Bridgewater free-falls into the mid-20s. The Jaguars have 11 picks so they do have enough currency to make a move like that. But if they don’t have Bridgewater rated significantly higher than some of the other quarterbacks that are remaining on the board at that time then I don’t see them making any kind of move.
We’ve seen teams do this before as the Cleveland Browns have traded back into the first round a few times to take quarterbacks who tumbled and teams trade back in to get players at other positions who fall all the time. Bridgewater is a wild card and could go int the 10 as much as he could tumble like Aaron Rodgers did into the mid-20s.
Either way, Jacksonville has the picks to make a trade happen and will be keeping their eye on what happens very closely.