There currently seems to be a heavy rotation of three players that most Jacksonville Jaguars fans want with the No. 5 overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. It's usually between UCLA linebacker Myles Jack, Ohio State defensive end Joey Bosa and Florida State defensive back Jalen Ramsey. I think all three would be welcome additions to the Jaguars roster, but there is a growing fear that none of them will be available when the Jaguars pick, which was exacerbatedby the Cleveland Browns signing Robert Griffin III during the week.
While I personally don't think the Browns signing RG3 changes anything whatsoever, for the sake of argument lets pretend it does. The Jaguars absolutely need both Laremy Tunsil and a quarterback to go within the first four picks to insure they get one of those players, but what if that doesn't happen? Should the Jaguars entertain moving up in the draft?
At least hear me out. Last week, I brought up what is a potential worst-case scenario for Jacksonville in Round 1: Tunsil, Ramsey, Joey Bosa and Myles Jack go in picks 1-4 and no one wants to trade up for pick five. That's the scenario which leads to the Jaguars' move up in this mock, so as to guarantee themselves one of those four players. Leaving Jack this high banks on positive returns from his personal workouts and medical re-check, but at 100% his athleticism would be a huge boost to the Jacksonville LB corps.
As for the price tag ... well, in 2014, the Bills paid a heavy charge to move up to No. 4 (their No. 9 pick plus a fifth-rounder and '15 first-rounder). A better comp is what happened a few spots later, when Cleveland traded that ninth pick plus a fifth-rounder to move up one spot. This time around, something like No. 3 and No. 102 for No. 5 and No. 69 might work.
Personally, I have no issues at all with Burke's scenario here and the more I think about it the more I want it to happen. He has Jalen Ramsey going No. 2 overall, which is what could likely spark a Jaguars move up, because it means the likelihood of the San Diego Chargers or Dallas Cowboys picking a quarterback or offensive player is very slim.
Based on the compensation that he provided, I think I would jump at the deal. If all it takes for me is to drop out of the third round, pick up another fourth round pick and I get what's possibly my top or second rated defensive player in the draft? Oh hell yeah.
You still end the day with the same amount of picks you had, you still hold your second round pick and you don't give up any of your future picks. I think this deal would make sense for both sides, though I'm sure Chargers fans would argue they should get more in the deal.