The Jacksonville Jaguars are interested in moving down from the No. 3 pick in the 2015 NFL Draft.
After the Jacksonville Jaguars used the No. 3 pick in last year’s NFL draft to select Central Florida quarterback Blake Bortles, the team is interested in moving down from the third pick they own in the 2015 draft.
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With quarterbacks Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota expected to go early in the draft, the Jaguars are letting teams interested in quarterbacks that they’re open for business.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers own the top pick and have a need at quarterback with Josh McCown released earlier this month and early indications are they have a preference for Florida State’s Winston. The Tennessee Titans own the second pick in the draft and have a similar need at the position with the franchise likely to move on from the failed Jake Locker era.
If one of those two teams passes on a quarterback, the third pick will be the prime spot for teams to get in position to take a potential franchise quarterback in either Mariota or Winston, winners of the last two Heisman Trophy’s.
Jaguars general manager David Caldwell expects to field a number of phone calls from interested teams.
“I would expect some calls,” Caldwell said, via nfl.com. “But as you guys in the media know, you pick everything apart and some of the quarterbacks may fall just like some of the quarterbacks predicted to go high last year fell to the late first round. So you don’t really know what other teams’ value is.”
The Jaguars would love to add a second first round pick in 2015 or a first in 2016 to continue the rebuilding effort under Caldwell and head coach Gus Bradley.
Jacksonville is more than one player away from competing for a playoff spot and have holes to address on both sides of the ball, so moving down a few spots to get another one could be the ideal solution for the Jaguars.
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