Three potential trade partners for Seahawks star Tyler Lockett

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Tyler Lockett: from Seahawks to Jaguars

Okay, so maybe there isn’t a better landing spot after all. At least, Jacksonville isn’t it from the player’s perspective. From the perspective of the Seahawks, though, the Jaguars would be a much preferred trading partner for Mr. Lockett’s services. The Jags have the number one pick overall in the 2022 draft. The Hawks star is definitely worth that pick; seriously, any team would be thrilled to get a receiver with Tyler Lockett’s ability and production with that pick. But that’s not how trades work, unfortunately.

But Jacksonville does still hold the first pick in each of the following rounds except the fifth. They have so many needs to address, I don’t see them sending a package to Seattle. I’m not so sure they’d send the 33rd pick of the draft for Lockett either, although that would be a steal for them. But the Jags are almost certainly going to trade down. I can certainly see the Hawks taking a high second-round pick. If Jacksonville does move down, perhaps they could take the Jets 38th overall pick, which New York secured from Carolina, then pass that on to Seattle along with an additional pick.

As for cap space, the Jaguars are second in the league behind the Dolphins, so they too could easily absorb Tyler Lockett’s contract. As I said earlier, Jacksonville isn’t exactly ready to make a playoff run. They have far too many needs on their roster for that to happen soon. But they do have a good young quarterback in Trevor Lawrence, and a head coach who – well, Doug Pederson has won a Super Bowl, I can say that much. At least Tyler wouldn’t get stuck with Urban Meyer. Not in Jacksonville nor in my number one trade partner.