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.