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Report: Jaguars “pushing” to close deal for Blackmon

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On the heels of Thursday night’s initial first-round trade, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Jaguars are “pushing” for a deal to secure wide receiver Justin Blackmon out of Oklahoma State.

Jacksonville has been working the phones throughout the day on a deal to move up. Gene Smith has a history of trading up — he did last year for quarterback Blaine Gabbert — and the Jaguars’ G.M. has clearly identified Blackmon as this year’s priority.

In order to pull off Blackmon, Jacksonville will likely have to leapfrog the Rams at pick No. 6. So the Buccaneers could have a trade-down partner at No. 5, or the Vikings might have an offer to move down the board for a second time.

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16 Responses to “Report: Jaguars “pushing” to close deal for Blackmon”
  1. nickyleacy says: Apr 26, 2012 7:55 PM

    What happened to wanting to keep the suspense of the draft intact?

  2. apooster says: Apr 26, 2012 7:56 PM

    Spielman wants every single pick in the draft.

  3. peytonsneck18 says: Apr 26, 2012 7:56 PM

    Blackmon close to “pushing” himself off a cliff if jags trade for him

  4. trollhammer20 says: Apr 26, 2012 7:56 PM

    I think I just figured it out. The Vikings will trade down until they have enough picks to make a whole new team.

  5. jagsfanugh says: Apr 26, 2012 7:57 PM

    Trade up for a wr. Fire the GM!!!!

  6. dmartin17 says: Apr 26, 2012 7:58 PM

    Minnesota is in good shape now…

  7. obamablowz says: Apr 26, 2012 7:59 PM

    I hate Chris Berman and ESPN!!!!!!!!

  8. adrianpeterson28 says: Apr 26, 2012 7:59 PM

    If Spielman can pull off a trade with Jacksonville he is going beast mode

  9. weswelkerspornstash says: Apr 26, 2012 8:00 PM

    Bc that’s the move that will make them contenders

  10. realdealsteel says: Apr 26, 2012 8:00 PM

    The Vikings are punking people beautifully. I bet Bill Belichek has tears of joy in his eyes as he watches someone else other then him bending people over the headboard on draft day.

  11. jmsincla says: Apr 26, 2012 8:01 PM

    Can they stop with the stupid R&B draft jams and get to the picks…BAH

  12. adamg1230 says: Apr 26, 2012 8:02 PM

    Please trade with Minnesota, go back to 7 more than likely still get Kalil and have a bunch of picks, this could turn out great

  13. gojags says: Apr 26, 2012 8:02 PM

    I hope and pray this is just a rumor. The team has lot of needs and they can’t keep trading the draft picks year-in, year-out. As much as Jags need WR help, they can always find quality receiver later down.

  14. rooney24 says: Apr 26, 2012 8:10 PM

    Don’t get too tricky Vikes. Take Kalil at 4 (or at least Claiborne, if that is who they have targeted). My preference would be Kalil.

  15. johnnyjagfan says: Apr 26, 2012 8:18 PM

    GENE! Dude, he will be there at 7. Don’t trust the Browns.

  16. raiderapologist says: Apr 26, 2012 8:18 PM

    I’m surprised they didn’t learn their lesson about trading up last year.

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