Jags Would Like To Move Back

With the Jaguars slated to select seventh, and there being only five prospects that are considered as "elite," Jacksonville is exploring any and every opportunity to move back in the draft. Find out about some of the possibilities.

With the No. 7 pick in the draft, Jacksonville would like to hear from another club looking to move up in the draft. The Jaguars would jump at the opportunity. There's no doubt they have a strong liking for South Carolina defensive end Melvin Ingram who would easily fill a team need at that position. But the opportunity to gain extra picks in the draft by moving down would be too tempting for general manager Gene Smith to let pass. Smith has said in recent weeks that the Jaguars would be informing other clubs they would be open for such a move.

The carrot that the Jaguars might be able to dangle to others is Texas A&M quarterback Ryan Tannehill, a projected first-round pick who could be available at the No. 7 spot to a team drafting in the bottom half of the first round.

If the Jaguars can't find a suitable trading partner, they'll likely jump at one of two possibilities. First would be Oklahoma State receiver Justin Blackmon. If he's gone, which is likely, the team will go to the other side of the ball and take Ingram. That's a bigger need for the Jaguars, but Blackmon is too talented to pass up if he's available.

Should Jacksonville opt for Ingram, their choice in the second round goes back to wide receiver. They have their eyes on two in particular who should be available with their pick at the No. 38 spot - speedster A.J. Jenkins from Illinois who grew up in Jacksonville, or a much taller Stephen Hill (6-4) from Georgia Tech. End spots on both sides of the ball are the team's top two priorities and will be addressed within the team's first three picks.

Nice fits: Defensive end Melvin Ingram, wide receiver A.J. Jenkins, cornerback Dwight Bentley.

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