The Jacksonville Jaguars made two unspectacular draft day trade, earning a “C” grade from your benevolent dictator for their efforts. All teams start with an average “C” grade and then need to impress me in order to move up. The Jags made one good trade and one not so good trade, hence the “C”.
Jacksonville’s first trade mildly annoyed your benevolent dictator. They traded up three spots in the second round from No. 38 to No. 35 to land Jawaan Taylor. In order to move up they had to move back 31 spots from No. 109 to No. 140. They also picked up a meaningless No. 235, which will probably amount to a hill of beans. There is basically no difference in the caliber of player available at No. 35 vs. No. 38, but there can be a notable difference between No. 109 (which Jax gave up) and No. 140 (which Jax received). I’m not a fan of this trade.
But they did redeem themselves a bit in the later rounds of the draft. They flipped a virtually worthless No. 236 (7th Rd.) for a sixth round pick next year. This is right in line with Article 8 of Trade Down Island’s Glorious Constitution, “Picks in Rounds 5-7 rarely yield value, so use these to trade up for studs this year or a better pick next year.” Trading a late seventh round pick this year for a sixth rounder next year pleases your dictator.
Overall the Jaguars net trade rating is a +12 based on the Dallas Draft Value Chart, meaning they got back a little more value than they gave up. I’m not as high on the trades they made, but these deals won’t make a big difference either way. Meh.