Jags trade up to get Blackmon in draft
New York, NY – The Jacksonville Jaguars moved up two spots in the NFL Draft Thursday night, obtaining the No. 5 overall pick from Tampa Bay.
With the pick, the Jaguars took Oklahoma State wide receiver Justin Blackmon.
The Jaguars, who held the seventh selection, swapped first-rounders with the Buccaneers and also gave Tampa Bay a fourth-round selection (101st overall).
Blackmon reeled in 121 balls for 1,522 yards and 18 scores as a junior this past season, prompting him to forego his final year of eligibility and enter the draft.
Jacksonville needed a top-flight wide receiver, considering their top one was Mike Thomas last year with 44 catches for 415 yards and one touchdown.