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2013 NFL Draft: Jaguars would prefer to trade 2nd pick, according to report

With their choices narrowed down to "less than a half dozen" prospects, Jaguars GM Dave Caldwell would reportedly prefer to pick up more picks.


In an interview with 1010xl on Tuesday morning, Jacksonville Jaguars general manager Dave Caldwell said that he had narrowed the possible first round selections for the team down to "less than a half a dozen" prospects, making it not too surprising that he would prefer to trade out of the second selection, according to Tony Pauline of USA Today.

On Tuesday, Pauline wrote that the Jaguars would prefer to move down and acquire more selections as they look to rebuild a team that finished 2-14 in 2012:

What will the Jacksonville Jaguars do with the second pick of the draft? I've been told by several people they would like to trade out of the spot and collect extra selections. I hear the scouting staff is not in love with any of the players at the top of the draft plus new general manager Dave Caldwell, well respected for his scouting talents, believes he'll be able to harvest potential starters with multiple picks.

In recent weeks, the majority of mock drafts have begun to favor two players for the Jaguars: West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith and Oregon defensive end/outside linebacker Dion Jordan. However, with at least a couple more prospects under consideration for the Jaguars, a move down from the second spot could net the team more value in picks and allow them to select one of their candidates at a lesser price.

That said, trading away a top selection is easier said than done and the very top draft picks rarely change hands. While the second pick was traded from the St. Louis Rams to the Washington Redskins in 2012, there is no Robert Griffin III-type prospect to force a similar trade in 2013.