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2019 NFL trade deadline: Should Jaguars trade for Washington RG Brandon Scherff?

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The Jacksonville Jaguars likely won’t be active on the wire leading up to next week’s trade deadline, but as I type this I remember that I said they’d never trade Jalen Ramsey and WELP was I wrong. So, who knows, right?

Vinnie Iyer of SportingNews.com has brainstormed 32 trades for 32 teams, one for each, and he thinks the Jaguars would be wise to shore up their right guard spot headed into the second half of the season.

Jacksonville Jaguars: Trade for RG Brandon Scherff

The Jaguars might feel like sellers, but they already moved Ramsey and should be thinking more about giving superstar defensive end Yannick Ngakuoe a worthy contract extension. Jacksonville should try to further solidify its interior line in front of Gardner Minshew and Leonard Fournette. Getting the Redskins’ pending free-agent Scherff to join Andrew Norwell and Brandon Linder would be nice.

Scherff would indeed be an upgrade on that offensive line and he would immediately start for this team in the place of the Will Richardson/A.J. Cann pairing that the team trots out week to week.

But where does that leave Richardson? I think the second-year offensive lineman has the potential to be the right guard of the future. Can Scherff play left guard permanently? Can Richardson? These are the questions I would be asking before pulling the trigger on a trade like this.

Also, is Washington really going to let Scherff walk? They’re going to need all the help they can get when they inevitably start Dwayne Haskins later this season or the beginning of next.

What do you think? Should the Jaguars pull the trigger once more on a trade before this year’s deadline? Or should they sit tight and let the guys currently on the roster figure it out? Let us know in the comments below!