According to Adam Schefter, Jaguars GM Dave Caldwell just called Lions GM Bob Quinn to discuss a potential trade.
Jacksonville is presumably interested in moving up from its No. 9 pick to Detroit’s pick at No. 3. The player the Jaguars could be targeting is anyone’s guess, but trades of that magnitude are often for quarterbacks — and Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa should be available.
Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio says the idea of the Jaguars drafting Tagovailoa has gained some steam in the pre-draft grapevine today.
Pro Football Network’s Tony Pauline adds the Jaguars have been desperately shopping franchise DE Yannick Ngakoue and if they’re successful in getting a first-round pick, they plan to select a quarterback at some point tonight.
With a few hours still to go, it will be fascinating to see how this unfolds and if a bidding war develops for Tagovailoa or another player at Detroit’s pick.
Tagovailoa, 21, is still expected to be a high first-round pick in this year’s draft, despite the serious hip injury he’s been working his way back from.
Dane Brugler has Tagovailoa rated as his No. 6 overall prospect.
For his career, Tagovailoa has completed 69.3 percent of his passes for 7,442 yards, 87 touchdowns and 11 interceptions over the course of three seasons and 32 games. He has also rushed for 340 yards and nine touchdowns.