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Jaguars 'more open' to trade down in 2015 NFL Draft

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Jaguars general manager Dave Caldwell is more open to trading down this draft than in the past.

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The Jacksonville Jaguars currently hold a pick in the Top 5 of the NFL Draft for the third year in a row, but the 2015 NFL Draft appears to be the first time the team is openly admitting they're be up for trading down in the draft. The first two drafts under Dave Caldwell, he either had no offers or declined offers in order to pick the players he wanted, but this season he appears to be more open to it.

"I feel more open to it this year because we don't need to have a guy come in and start," Caldwell said at the NFL Combinevia Ryan O'Halloran of The Florida Times-Union. "We had no margin for error the last two years. We had to draft them and start them."

The Jaguars turned down multiple offers last season, specifically from the Buffalo Bills and the Atlanta Falcons, mainly because they did not feel quarterback Blake Bortles would fall back to them. This season though, it appears Caldwell is more open to sliding down in the draft.

Caldwell has noted multiple times that he would like to get to the point now where they can pick players and not have to have them immediately enter the starting lineup, but rather rotate in and take it slowly, which is why a young pass rusher would seem to make so much sense.