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The Jacksonville Jaguars want to trade Yannick Ngakoue. It’s clear they aren’t going to be able to settle the frustrations that have built up between the edge rusher and Tom Coughlin, the former head of the front office.
Mike Kaye of NJ.com has a solution... well, several solutions. In his latest mock draft, he sees Jacksonville doubling down on defensive line in the first round and trading with the Cincinnati Bengals for the No. 33 overall pick.
Final 2-Round All-NFL Mock Draft: A couple of #Eagles trades, a Yannick Ngakoue deal and more:https://t.co/PMl0KZqe2S— Mike Kaye (@mike_e_kaye) April 17, 2020
First, you grab South Carolina defensive tackle Javon Kinlaw and LSU defensive end K’Lavon Chaisson with your No. 9 and No. 20 overall picks, respectively. This allows you to have a beefed up defensive line even without Ngakoue there and otherworldly if you’re not able to work out a trade.
Now the fun begins.
You get the Bengals on the phone and get the No. 33 overall pick, quarterback Andy Dalton, and a conditional 2021 second-round pick for the disgruntled edge rusher and a Day 3 pick. You then use that pick you got for Clemson cornerback A.J. Terrell. You’ve stocked up your front seven and you’ve given yourself a true boundary corner to pair with either the young Tre Herndon or free agent pickup Rashaan Melvin.
What the Jaguars do with Dalton is their business. He only has one year remaining on a contract that sees a cap hit of $17.7 million in 2020. Keep him as an expensive insurance policy, find another trade partner... who knows? But he’s not in your future.
What do you think? Would you like this trade or would you rather hold out for a first round draft pick? What about packaging him with your later first round pick and have two top-10 picks this year?
Let us know in the comments below!