Jaguars general manager Dave Caldwell said that they could be “more open” to trading back in this year’s draft than they were last year.
“We had no margin for error these last two years,” Caldwell said, via Conor Orr of NFL.com. “I think this year we could be more open.”
Caldwell mentioned that if either Marcus Mariota or Jameis Winston were to fall to them at No. 3 overall, there could be a decent amount of interest from teams looking to trade up and secure a quarterback.
“I would expect some calls,” Caldwell said. “But as you guys in the media know, you pick everything apart and some of the quarterbacks may fall just like some of the quarterbacks predicted to go high last year fell to the late first round. So you don’t really know what other teams’ value is.”
Last year, the Jaguars found a good amount of interest in their No. 3 overall pick, but they elected to stand pat and take QB Blake Bortles.
However, the Jaguars still have a number of roster needs to be addressed, and it couldn’t hurt to move back and pick up some additional picks in the process.
Orr mentions that if Jacksonville were able to get a second first-round pick in 2015 or in 2016, they would have to consider making this move.