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Report: No interest in trading up for Jaguars pick

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There’s been a lot of talk about the Jaguars’ desire to move down from the seventh pick in the first round, but there doesn’t seem to be much interest from teams looking to move up.

In his Monday Morning Quarterback column at SI.com, Peter King writes that the trade market to move up to seven is “comatose” unless the Jaguars put a very low asking price on the pick.  Texas A&M quarterback Ryan Tannehill would be the most likely target for a team looking to deal up in the first round, but it doesn’t seem like anyone is looking to hurdle the Dolphins for a chance to grab him. That should clear the path for the Dolphins to grab Tannehill if reports from PFT and King are correct that owner Stephen Ross wants the team to take him.

King specifically throws cold water on chatter that the Seahawks are interested in moving up to the seventh pick to take Tannehill. After signing Matt Flynn this offseason, the thinking is that the team isn’t going to use two of its first three draft picks to add another player to the position when there are other needs that they have to fill via the draft. And if the reports of Dolphins interest in Tannehill are incorrect, then there’s a decent chance that he’ll be there when the Seahawks pick at 12 anyway.

Much can change in the next three days, but, for now, it seems as if the Jaguars will be staying put.

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22 Responses to “Report: No interest in trading up for Jaguars pick”
  1. sterilizecromartie says: Apr 23, 2012 9:46 AM

    There really is no value at #7. It looks like there are six studs in the draft that nearly all teams covet. Luck, Griffin, Richardson, Kalil, Claiborn, and Blackmon. After that there is a pool of nearly a dozen players with the same value.

    The same thing happened to the poor Jags in 2010. And They were forced to reach on Tyson Alualu at #10. Looks like history will repeat itself.

  2. wrathofgodzilla says: Apr 23, 2012 9:46 AM

    And Josh McDanfails trades up to draft Tebow. Again.

  3. bathroombenlovemachine says: Apr 23, 2012 9:47 AM

    Is that a photo of Ron Jeremy?

  4. kidpresentable says: Apr 23, 2012 10:11 AM

    “Is that a photo of Ron Jeremy?”

    Nah, I’d say it’s Wario.

  5. hodag54501 says: Apr 23, 2012 10:17 AM

    It does look like Ron Jeremy, except this guy has more hair(and a smaller waistline–sorry, talking “small” and “Ron Jeremy” don’t usually go in the same sentence).

    Rule #1 about any “news” coming out the football offices prior to the draft:

    ‘IT’S LIKELY DISINFORMATION’.

    Have a nice day.(That’s the truth).

  6. jenniferxxx says: Apr 23, 2012 10:23 AM

    How did Jon Lovitz get a football team anyway?

  7. toddm1016 says: Apr 23, 2012 10:26 AM

    The Jaguars’ owner looks like The Iron Sheik.

  8. santolonius says: Apr 23, 2012 10:31 AM

    i would not trade for ron jeremy’s pick unless i had a barrel full of purell.

  9. maddenisfordorks says: Apr 23, 2012 10:31 AM

    I just hope the Jags get a good football player at some point in the draft as a whole.

    And not finish the year with over 30 people on IR.

  10. trollhammer20 says: Apr 23, 2012 10:34 AM

    Seattle did a smart thing. They went out and signed free agents to fit all of their “areas of need”, with the exception of pass-rush specialist (where the market was seriously pricey). Ruud, Jason Jones, Deuce Lutui, and Flynn….debatable how great these players may be, but they reduce the urgency to “do something, anything” about a position at which they are deficient.

    They didn’t sign Flynn to a medium-range deal so they could trade up to get Tannehill. Now, if Tannehill were to fall to them at 12, with Ingram and Coples off the board, Seattle may draft him anyway…but they won’t be trading up. Same is true with Keuchly or DeCastro – either player may be taken at 12, and would improve a need area where they just signed a veteran(LB and OL), but there’s no need to panic if one or both aren’t there.

    In fact, if Seattle is looking for one of the “second tier” of pass rushers behind Coples and Ingram, such as Perry or Mercilius, they may well try to trade down, not up.

  11. mikewhorio says: Apr 23, 2012 10:37 AM

    —————————————————-
    sterilizecromartie says:
    Apr 23, 2012 9:46 AM
    There really is no value at #7. It looks like there are six studs in the draft that nearly all teams covet. Luck, Griffin, Richardson, Kalil, Claiborn, and Blackmon. After that there is a pool of nearly a dozen players with the same value.
    —————————————————-

    Very true. And with the Raiders not picking in the top 6 that means it’s likely those 6 guys will be the first 6 to go.

  12. myeaglescantwin says: Apr 23, 2012 10:53 AM

    when you hear all the talk about the different “tiers” players fit into;; you cant have a more perfect example than this year..

    The top 6 players listed her make up Tier 1.. Decastro, keuchly, Cox, Baron, Floyd, ect. make up some of the second tier.. teams dont ‘NEED’ to make that top 10 jump unless a stud starts to slip.. and if we have anything like last years’ sub par QB run,, there could be serious interest in that pick on Thursday night.

  13. tomcous says: Apr 23, 2012 10:54 AM

    That photo alone has Conversation piece written all over it …

    Wario … John Lovitz … Rollie-Fingers with Just-For-Men and Gerricurl (sp?) …

  14. somekat says: Apr 23, 2012 10:59 AM

    Agree with the first poster. The Jags can’t find a buyer for the same reason they want out of the spot. All of the “lock” picks will be gone, and the next 15 guys are a crap shoot.

  15. swagjag says: Apr 23, 2012 11:24 AM

    So they grab Melvin Ingram and move on.

  16. bbrophy1 says: Apr 23, 2012 11:36 AM

    Nobody trades up unless the player they want is still available on the board. Why jump into the #7 spot in front of the Dolphins for Tannenhill when another team could leap frog you to #6 on draft day and grab Tannenhill there

  17. deathspiralx says: Apr 23, 2012 11:54 AM

    Hey, when did Tony Orlando by an NFL team?

  18. chris6523 says: Apr 23, 2012 1:18 PM

    So, I take a look at that picture and decide I’m going to make a Ron Jeremy reference. I see a few already, so I’m gonna go Tony Orlando. Well done guys, well done!!

  19. JSpicoli says: Apr 23, 2012 1:34 PM

    He should change his name to Willy Wonka.

  20. savannahrose44 says: Apr 24, 2012 4:15 AM

    12 is a great place for Seattle to pick. Lots of good stock to choose from for a reasonable price. I don’t see a GM who loves value picks trading up for a pricey player.

  21. bigvinnyinjax says: Apr 24, 2012 7:08 AM

    Our owner looks like Ron Jeremy. #Winning.

  22. kp3205s says: Apr 24, 2012 2:11 PM

    “The same thing happened to the poor Jags in 2010. And They were forced to reach on Tyson Alualu at #10. Looks like history will repeat itself.”

    I will preface by saying I like Tyson but….

    I would argue the Jags weren’t forced but maybe didn’t draft right or really look to trade down. Look at 2010 and they passed on Earl Thomas at SS, Jason Pierre-Paul, the DE the Jags are still looking for a solid DE 2 years later, (#14 and #15 respectively) and I’ll long shot it and say Dez Bryant at #24. Bryant may have been a reach but with Osgood, Simms-Walker, Mike Thomas, Jason Hill and Tiquan Underwood as your receiving corp they could have traded down to possibly get him later in the 1st round. Tyson was projected also as a late first rounder so why not trade out if he was your guy and load up on an additional pick or 2 while saving some up front money in the guarantee? I believe this is a make or break year for Gene because right now 8-8 will be the best they do this year.

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