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Trading down appeals to the Jaguars

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In his post about the Jaguar’s team needs, MDS closed by writing that there aren’t many positions where the team doesn’t need help.

Vito Stellino of the Florida Times-Union agrees and that’s why he’s making the case for the Jaguars trading out of the seventh overall pick to add additional selections later in the process. Stellino writes that the Jaguars will be working the phones to make a deal if an elite player they covet doesn’t fall to them. Since he also seems to believe the only elite players in the draft are Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III and Trent Richardson, it would seem likely that general manager Gene Smith will be working those phones.

Trading down would represent a big change for Smith, who has gone the other way in deals to acquire quarterback Blaine Gabbert and cornerback Derek Cox. Those deals have left the Jags short of picks, though, and that’s contributed to the lack of depth and high-end talent on the roster. Moving in the other direction this season would give the Jaguars a chance to rectify that situation.

The question now is whether they’ll get the offers they want for the pick. Smith mentioned last month that a team might be eager to get their hands on Texas A&M quarterback Ryan Tannehill. That might well be the case, but a team could also trade ahead of the Jaguars for the right to grab him.

If he’s on the board when the Jaguars come up to pick, the chances of a trade go up considerably. If not, the Jaguars might have to be content taking the top player on their own board.

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23 Responses to “Trading down appeals to the Jaguars”
  1. xli2006 says: Apr 15, 2012 9:53 AM

    It’s time for another installment of “Great Moments in Jags Draft History”. The Jags traded a 1st, Two 3rds, and a 4th to move up a dozen or so spots to take Derrick Harvey… Who was a complete bust.

    Fastforward… Jags looking to trade down to fill needs.

    Lesson: dont trade half your draft to reach for a player that isn’t even a big prospect.

  2. peytonsneck18 says: Apr 15, 2012 10:13 AM

    Wooow didnt know they traded all those picks for Harvey, they will always be bottom dollar feeders in the afc south

  3. buddybowl69 says: Apr 15, 2012 10:15 AM

    The redskins will give up their 2015 – 2018 first round picks for Tannehill. Cheap backup insurance for when RGLeaf is found to be the biggest bust of all-time.

  4. buffalonick says: Apr 15, 2012 10:22 AM

    Hey now…. the Jags did trade Rob Johnson and turned it into Fred Taylor… they weren’t all that bad.

  5. emma333 says: Apr 15, 2012 10:22 AM

    Just pointing out that this article actually has content and facts about the Jaguars need for this draft…What no mention about tarps and fan base?? No needless swipes?

  6. joetoronto says: Apr 15, 2012 10:23 AM

    One way or another, count on the Jagwads to screw it up.

  7. andyreiddoublecheeseburger says: Apr 15, 2012 10:36 AM

    Jax will probably do what they typically do in round one- grab a guy who’s slated to be a 3rd rounder, and give Mayock and Kiper coronaries. And of course they’d like to trade down- they traded down when they hired Mularkey.

  8. Soulman45 says: Apr 15, 2012 10:39 AM

    Moving up is a change a team have to take if the player is their it’s a crap shoot have fun and live with it, all teams get slap down in the draft sometime.

  9. jbcommonsense says: Apr 15, 2012 10:41 AM

    Jags are in a good spot for the less lucrative Tannehill sweepstakes. They could swap picks with Miami, plus seek a 3rd rd pick.

  10. raqaiw says: Apr 15, 2012 11:21 AM

    The Jags want go trade Gabbert for a bowl of Ramen nodles,but no one seems interested in trading noodles for a noodle-arm. Seriously though,his arm is fine,it’s his testeicled that are weak. Never seen a guy curl up from a hit as much as this guy.

  11. gojags says: Apr 15, 2012 11:35 AM

    joetoronto – Can you stop posting your hatred comments to the Jags?

    Is there way to stop this !d!ot from posting any comments for any story on the jags? What a loser joetoronto is?

  12. ruthlssjag says: Apr 15, 2012 12:17 PM

    joetoronto says: Apr 15, 2012 10:23 AM

    One way or another, count on the Jagwads to screw it up.

    gojags says: Apr 15, 2012 11:35 AM

    joetoronto – Can you stop posting your hatred comments to the Jags?

    Is there way to stop this !d!ot from posting any comments for any story on the jags? What a loser joetoronto is?

    Bro leave that dude be.. I mean, think about it: you think anyone takes a Canadian serious??? Stick to your ferries on ice toronto boy!!

  13. jaginmi says: Apr 15, 2012 12:23 PM

    Hey joetoronto…are you trying to say the Jags are the maple leafs of the NFL? Come on bobo, nobody in the NFL, NBA, MLB, CFL or any other league is that bad.

  14. jagsfanugh says: Apr 15, 2012 12:24 PM

    “raqaiw says:
    Apr 15, 2012 11:21 AM
    The Jags want go trade Gabbert for a bowl of Ramen nodles,but no one seems interested in trading noodles for a noodle-arm. Seriously though,his arm is fine,it’s his testeicled that are weak. Never seen a guy curl up from a hit as much as this guy.”

    Your ignorance is blatent. Gabbert does not have a noodle arm. He is gonna show you that this season.

    Name those awesome receivers he had last year in his rookie year at 22 years old?

  15. exhibits5 says: Apr 15, 2012 12:24 PM

    the JETS will give the jags there 1st and 5th and. 6th. for the jags.1st and 3rd. both team’s have traded. with. each. other before.!!!!!!!!!!!!

  16. pappert says: Apr 15, 2012 12:25 PM

    trading down isnt bad… drafting a bust is LOL

  17. jagalag says: Apr 15, 2012 12:33 PM

    One way or another, count on joetoronto to make love to his pillow every night.

  18. 6ball says: Apr 15, 2012 12:57 PM

    .

    I find much of the Gabbert criticism to be a little harsh, as he’s only had one season. Let’s give the guy a fair chance.

    In Tom Brady’s first year Belichick wouldn’t put him on the field for fear he’d get killed.

    .

  19. dan073eb says: Apr 15, 2012 1:10 PM

    Keep hating the jags joetoronto. Hate all you want, Toronto will never have an NFL team. hahahaha! btw, rip the jags all you want about tarping sections of the stadium… but you better get those Canadian tarps ready for your Bills games seeing how the Bills are drawing crowds in Toronto. Aye???

  20. tomcous says: Apr 15, 2012 1:21 PM

    The Jags appear to be a Huge Wild-Card from most Mock Draft perspectives …

    they can really mess with teams looking at High-Risk-Reward players like Q. Couples or other players that seem to be all over value boards like R. Reif or M. Floyd …

    One way or another, my gut says the Jags want a “SPLASHY” player …

    That screams Skilled Offensive Position
    – or –
    Big Name Pass Rusher … Couples or Ingram

  21. kerrchris65 says: Apr 15, 2012 2:03 PM

    Well, there are a couple of things Jacksonville does have plenty of, so congradulations. Crime; empty seats; I’m pretty sure you lead the league in player obscurity (MJD, Gabbert, 50 other hacks). This story confirms my guess that this team will be obscure for at least the rest of MJD shelf life.

  22. babyhorsemorgan says: Apr 15, 2012 3:26 PM

    Jag’s G.M. Gene Smith is trying to accumulate more picks for day four of the draft.

  23. raqaiw says: Apr 15, 2012 3:36 PM

    jagsfanugh says: Apr 15, 2012 12:24 PM

    “raqaiw says: Apr 15, 2012 11:21 AM The Jags want go trade Gabbert for a bowl of Ramen nodles,but no one seems interested in trading noodles for a noodle-arm. Seriously though,his arm is fine,it’s his testeicled that are weak. Never seen a guy curl up from a hit as much as this guy.”

    Your ignorance is blatent. Gabbert does not have a noodle arm. He is gonna show you that this season.

    Name those awesome receivers he had last year in his rookie year at 22 years old?
    _____________________________________
    Uh,reading comprehension isn’t your strong suit buddy. I said his “arm is fine,it’s his testicles that are weak”. Nice try though. As for his receivers being garbage,you’re right. Will you still follow the team when they’re shipped off to London I wonder?

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