No. 2: Jacksonville Jaguars
The next two teams on this list offer up some provocative ideas when it comes to a possible trade-up to No. 2.
The Jacksonville Jaguars appear all but set to move on from quarterback Blake Bortles, as he was benched in favor of Cody Kessler down the stretch. But with $16.5 million in dead money, if cut before June 1, it’s highly unlikely Bortles is moved or let go in 2019.
Where things get interesting with the Jags, though, is a possible player move. Jacksonville is reportedly considering trading cornerback Jalen Ramsey this offseason, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The two-time Pro Bowler is currently signed through 2019, and his fifth-year option hasn’t been picked up. And with a cap hit just shy of $7.5 million this year, the 49ers could address a serious need in their secondary without having to worry too much about the financial ramifications.
At least for now.
The Jaguars currently sit at No. 7 in the draft order. Considering they could move an All-Pro-caliber player still on the cheap and grab the best prospective quarterback in one swift move, the Jaguars have to be considered a strong trade candidate with San Francisco.