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Jaguars open to trading No. 7 pick in NFL draft

Draft-Jaguars

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - When asked what Jacksonville's top need is heading into the NFL draft, general manager Gene Smith was quick to respond.

``Talent,'' he said.

No doubt, the Jaguars are lacking it on both sides of the ball.

And that makes this week's three-day draft, which begins Thursday night, pivotal for a rebuilding franchise that has missed the playoffs 10 of the last 12 years. The Jaguars have the seventh pick in the first round, their fifth consecutive year with a top-10 selection.

What they do with it is anyone's guess.

The Jaguars, though, have made it clear they would like to trade down from No. 7 and acquire extra picks. They have been fielding calls for weeks about potential swaps, but no deal will be made until draft night.

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