Packers: Four potential trade partners in the 2019 NFL Draft
By Jesse Fry
Every year there seems to be a team at the top of the second round looking to get back into the first. This year, I’m predicting it’s the Jaguars. Jacksonville is just a year removed from playing in the AFC Championship Game. The 2018 season was definitely a down year for a team that had greater aspirations after falling just shy of the Super Bowl a year before.
Jacksonville went after and got their new franchise quarterback, and may be looking to go after an offensive playmaker ahead of the second round. Jacksonville owns the sixth pick (38th overall) in the second round. Should a wide receiver they covet, or another offensive playmaker, slide down to 30, Jacksonville could jump over New England and the teams at the top of the second round to get their guy.
This trade could cost Jacksonville multiple picks, but with the extra year that comes with a first-round pick and their cap situation, it could be worth the price. Going from the second to the first would cost Jacksonville their second-round pick (38, 520) and their third (69, 245) with the Packers giving back their first fourth (114, 66) in addition to #30 (620).
The Packers would come out ahead on this trade, but in order to move back into the first, it’s a price Jacksonville would have to pay.