The Jacksonville Jaguars are reportedly receiving “serious interest” from teams around the league for defensive end Dante Fowler, according to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero.
Just said on @nflnetwork: As trade deadline approaches, the #Jaguars' phones have been ringing and there is serious interest in DE Dante Fowler Jr., per sources. Price has been high, but a lot of teams looking for pass rush and that's a name to watch.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) October 30, 2018
It would make sense for the Jaguars to deal Fowler at the deadline if they can get something for him. Obviously if it’s just something like a late Day 3 pick, you’d lean on keeping him on the roster, but anything on Day 2 or higher would be appealing. It seems obvious the Jaguars aren’t planning to keep Fowler when his contract expires at the end of the season, and based on how his season has gone it’s unlikely he will net a high end compensatory pick for 2020 if he signs elsewhere.
At the moment he’s only playing about 23 snaps a game so getting a pick somewhere around the third or fourth round seems like an ideal scenario.