According to a report from NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport, the Jaguars are trading former 2019 third-round pick, tight end Josh Oliver to the Baltimore Ravens for a conditional draft pick.
According to a report from The Athletic’s Jeff Zrebiec, the Jaguars will be receiving a seventh-round pick in 2022 if Oliver makes the team this year.
Ravens are trading a conditional 2022 pick to Jaguars for TE Josh Oliver. It will be a 2022 seventh rounder if Oliver makes team this year.— Jeff Zrebiec (@jeffzrebiec) March 17, 2021
Oliver, 23, was selected by the Jaguars in the third round of the 2019 NFL Draft out of San Jose State. He would play just four games in two years for the team, suffering multiple injuries. During his rookie season, Oliver played in the aforementioned four games, dealing with a lingering hamstring injury. In 2020, Oliver would miss the entire season due to a broken foot suffered during training camp.
Oliver was selected with the idea of developing into a big-time tight end at 6-foot-5, 250 pounds, but was never able to put it together due to his injuries.
Earlier this month Jaguars head coach Urban Meyer stated that the team needed to “rebuild” its tight end round. The team began that process during the first few days of free agency, agreeing to terms with former Carolina Panthers tight end Chris Manhertz, who will fill a blocking tight end role for the team.
The Jaguars also re-signed one of its own tight ends in James O'Shaughnessy, who was one of the better tight ends on the team over the past few seasons.
Still, the Jaguars should be in the hunt for multiple tight ends either via free agency and/or the 2021 NFL Draft.
Currently, the Jaguars are slated to have just four tight ends on the roster once all of the reported transactions are completed, including Tyler Davis, Ben Ellefson, James O'Shaughnessy and Chris Manhertz.
There are a couple of tight ends that would make sense for the team to sign via free agency including former Los Angeles Rams tight end Gerald Everett and former Seattle Seahawks tight end Jacob Hollister.