Well, it's early but draft day is upon us. Today is the day all the wild rumors start and pre-draft "deals" are made. I remember in the 2009 draft there was a report by ESPN that a trade between the Washington Redskins and Jacksonville Jaguars was all but finalized for Mark Sanchez. As we know, the Jets jumped up to draft him. So, what rumors are currently floating around as draft day begins?
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Adam Schefter reports via Twitter that the Jacksonville Jaguars are not in the running for the Ben Roethlisberger sweepstakes. Big Shocker.
Jack Harry, legendary sports caster and Sports Director for NBC Action News in Kansas City, reports that the Jaguars are among teams who have contacted the Kansas City Chiefs about the 5th overall pick. Interesting, this is the first indication I've seen of the Jaguars wanting to move up. I wonder who for?
There have been a flurry of rumors about Ben Roethlisberger being traded to the Raiders, but according to Pro Football Talk, Steve Corkan of the Oakland Tribune states that the teams have entered a passe on the troubled quarterback. Oakland isn't willing to part with the 8th overall pick and Pittsburgh doesn't want to sweeten the deal with the 18th overall pick.
As we know, former Jaguars and now Raiders defensive end Quentin Groves was traded yesterday for a 5th round pick. The Raiders have two 5th round picks, 138 and 158 overall. I have been told, but unable to confirm, that it is the 158th pick. We'll find out soon once the official release is out.
There are reports out that the Dallas Cowboys have contacted the San Francisco 49ers and Denver Broncos about moving up in the draft for a possible safety. If that's the case, I'd have to imagine they've also contacted Jacksonville, who could take Earl Thomas 10th overall.
Staying on Earl Thomas and defensive backs, it's also been reported that a deal is all but done between Denver and Philadelphia for a draft day move. Agian, I'd have to imagine Jacksonville is also in on these discussions.