2020 NFL Draft: Will Jaguars be a sneaky team to trade up for QB?

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NASHVILLE, TN – NOVEMBER 24: Nick Foles #7 and Gardner Minshew II #15 of the Jacksonville Jaguars warm up before a game against the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium on November 24, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. The Titans defeated the Jaguars 42-20. Could the Jaguars be contenders to acquire a quarterback in the 2020 NFL Draft? (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

The Jacksonville Jaguars have the draft capital to trade up in the 2020 NFL Draft for a quarterback if they so desire to do so.

The 2020 NFL Draft is less than a week away, and the Jacksonville Jaguars currently sit with the ninth overall pick in the draft. The Jags are now in a rebuild, just three years after they were in the AFC Championship game, one game away from the Super Bowl.

From their 2017 team, most of their defense has either retired, did not sign back, or were traded away. Fast forward three years, the Jags have a second-year starter under center in Gardner Minshew, a sixth-round pick in last year’s draft from Washington State. Is Minshew really the future of the Jags, or could they just be a sleeper team for a quarterback in this year’s draft after shipping Nick Foles to the Chicago Bears?

If the Jags really want to move up in the draft, they can; they have the draft capital to move in the draft if they would like. The Jags have 12 picks in this year’s draft and also have two first-round picks; the Miami Dolphins are the only team that has more picks than the Jacksonville Jaguars in the 2020 NFL Draft.

If the Jacksonville Jaguars want a quarterback in this year’s draft they are going to have to trade up with the Giants or the Lions, those were the two teams that announced today that they are willing to trade back at the right price. A sleeper team would be the Washington Redskins if they feel like Chase Young is the player for them, which that would be silly to think that.

Oregon star quarterback Justin Herbert, Alabama left-handed quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, or even  the Utah State prospect Jordan Love are all prospects who may be targeted. If the Jaguars want to get their hands on any of them, they are going to have to show some movement up the board.

What will it take in order for the Jaguars to move up?

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