In a draft that's thin at the top, but has plenty of depth to help a team build out its roster, a lot of smart teams tend to trade back to either stockpile picks to make other moves; or fill multiple holes.
And that's exactly what Adam Schefter is hearing.
Taking to Twitter Monday morning, ESPN's top insider shared the thought process of some of the teams slotted to pick early.
"Within the past week, as the draft has drawn closer, multiple teams in the top half of the draft have inquired with others to try to trade back in the first round," Schefter tweeted. Noting, "So far, the interest in moving back in Thursday’s draft has greatly exceeded the interest in moving up."
There hasn't been quite as much NFL Draft buzz this year, as years past. That may be due to the lack of an elite quarterback class, but there are still plenty of diamond in the rough finds. Especially at positions like wide receiver.
The Jacksonville Jaguars hold the first overall pick. And after initially being a near-lock to draft Michigan's Aidan Hutchinson, Georgia's Travon Walker has been increasingly linked to the Jags.
Could that be a smoke screen to potentially trade back? Possibly. Jacksonville certainly has more issues to address than just one position.
Considering that there isn't a projected franchise-changing talent in the draft, it could be worth dropping back.