Jaguars Trade-Up Scenarios

The lockout may be in full force but in approximately six weeks there will still be a draft and teams may trade draft picks for draft picks. With the Jaguars holding the 16th overall selection in the first round, we will examine which teams could be good trading partners for Jacksonville.

Here is the current order of the 2011 draft and how the respective teams could fit as trading partners with Jacksonville: Round 1

1. Carolina Panthers (2-14)- Can't trade up for the #1 pick, entirely too expensive.

2. Denver Broncos (4-12)- Far too expensive.

3. Buffalo Bills (4-12)- Still too expensive.

4. Cincinnati Bengals (4-12)- Too expensive yet.

5. Arizona Cardinals (5-11)- See above

6. Cleveland Browns (5-11)- This could be the first spot where the Jaguars could think about trading up for Blaine Gabbert. It would take their second-round pick and a future third-round pick.

7. San Francisco 49ers (6-10)- If the team would like to get Gabbert, this would likely be the last spot they could do so, assuming the 49ers aren't interested. It's likely that Tennessee would take him if he's on the board.

8. Tennessee Titans (6-10)- Not a likely trade partner with the Titans being a division rival.

9. Dallas Cowboys (6-10)- A very likely trade partner as a package of middle-round picks would get a deal done. Dallas could move back and still get a much needed offensive lineman. It's not likely that the Jaguars would trade up for anything other than a quarterback, unless a player like A.J. Green or Julio Jones falls.

10. Washington Redskins (6-10)- Similar scenario to Dallas, as Washington has multiple needs including the offensive line. Unlike Dallas, Washington likely wouldn't trade their pick if one of the top quarterbacks are on the board.

11. Houston Texans (6-10)- Division rival.

12. Minnesota Vikings (6-10)- Not a likely partner as Minnesota has similar quarterback needs just as Jacksonville.

13. Detroit Lions (6-10)- The only possible target Jacksonville would have at pick #13 would be an elite wide receiver that St. Louis would be in the market for. Trade compensation to move up three spots would be nominal.

14. St. Louis Rams (7-9)- With similar needs on both sides of the ball, St. Louis would not be a likely trade partner.

15. Miami Dolphins (7-9)- There's no reason to trade up one spot.

16. Jacksonville Jaguars (8-8)

17. New England Patriots- (from Oakland)
- There's no reason for New England to trade up one spot.

18. San Diego Chargers (9-7)- If San Diego is eying a possible 3-4 defensive end or linebacker, they may want to move one spot ahead of New England.

19. New York Giants (10-6)- If there's an earlier run on offensive or defensive tackles, Tom Coughlin may consider dealing with his former employer.

20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (10-6)- Could move up for a defensive end, but not likely.

21. Kansas City Chiefs (10-6)- Very possible trade partner assuming there's an earlier run on offensive tackles.

22. Indianapolis Colts (10-6)- Not likely as they are the chief division rival.

23. Philadelphia Eagles (10-6)- This could be a possible trade spot assuming there's a new CBA as the Eagles have a valuable commodity in Kevin Kolb.

24. New Orleans Saints (11-5)- It's not likely that there would be a player at #16 worthy of a trade up for New Orleans. The Jaguars may offer a discounted deal to move down to #24, one spot ahead of Seattle who may draft a quarterback.

25. Seattle Seahawks (7-9)- Although division champs, they have several holes to fill and trading draft picks wouldn't behoove that.

26. Baltimore Ravens (12-4)- The Ravens have similar needs to Jacksonville (CB, WR), so a trade up would likely be too expensive and highly unlikely.

27. Atlanta Falcons (13-3)- Jacksonville could offer a discounted deal to Atlanta if they wanted to move up for a defensive end. That would allow the Jaguars to take Christian Ponder or Colin Kaepernick at a spot which closer reflects their value.

28. New England Patriots (14-2)- Already holding the 17th overall pick, there's about a zero percent chance the Patriots would trade up with the Jaguars.

29. Chicago Bears (11-5)- Chicago would be a potential trade partner with the Jaguars as they can use an elite defensive or offensive tackle which could be available at #16.

30. New York Jets (11-5)- New York could be one player away, but it's not likely that the player will be found at pick #16.

31. Pittsburgh Steelers (12-4)- Although Pittsburgh isn't historically a team that likes to trade up in the first round, they could be tempted to grab an elite offensive tackle.

32. Green Bay Packers (10-6)- It's doubtful that the defending Super Bowl champs will make a move upward and cost themselves valuable picks. They helped construct their championship team by smart drafting which was aided by hording picks.
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