Jaguars GM on trading No. 3 pick: ‘It’s a possibility’
Jacksonville Jaguars general manager David Caldwell said his team has narrowed down who they might select with the No. 3 overall pick in the NFL Draft, but he also said he would not mind trading down to obtain more picks.
Jaguars owner Shad Khan said last week that the team would select “a quarterback, maybe two” in the draft, indicating that the current crop of signal-callers on the roster are not in the team’s long-term future.
“There’s a consensus here,” Caldwell said, via the Jaguars’ official website. “We have a good idea who our top-five guys might be, but that’s going to differ from team to team. It’s hard to get a consensus among your own building, and the whole league.”
The Jaguars went 4-12 in 2013 and have missed the playoffs in each of the past six seasons.
“We would not discourage that at all,” Caldwell said about trading down in the draft. “I think it’s a possibility, but it’s so early in the process. There are going to be guys who are going to be weeded out. Some may have injury issues. Some may have other issues. Everyone thinks they’re going to be a top-10 pick and now they’re not even going to be in the conversation.