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'15 NFL Draft: Status quo for Jaguars for Day Two


JACKSONVILLE – Dave Caldwell stayed put Thursday. As a result, the Jaguars' second day of the NFL Draft looks as expected.

That's what a trade-free Day One brings.

The Jaguars selected University of Florida edge rusher Dante Fowler Jr., with the No. 3 overall selection in the 2015 NFL Draft Thursday, using their allotted selection when they got little if any interest from teams seeking to trade up.

Because the Jaguars also didn't trade back up into the bottom of Round 1, they enter Day Two holding their allotted second- and third-round selections.

Pre-draft speculation had focused on the possibility of the Jaguars trading the No. 3 selection to a team wanting to move up for Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota. But the Tennessee Titans used the No. 2 overall selection on Mariota.

"I think most teams, if they were interested, were going for (selection) two for a quarterback, the ones that wanted to trade up," Caldwell said.

Caldwell said he hadn't anticipated a trade with the teams directly behind the Jaguars at Nos. 4 (Oakland), 5 (Washington) or 6 (the New York Jets).

"After that, teams that wanted to trade up didn't have enough ammunition to do that," Caldwell said.

While some media members had speculated before the draft that the Jaguars could move up from the No. 36 overall selection in Round 2 by packaging later or future selections, that also didn't happen. That means the Jaguars enter Day Two of the NFL Draft holding not only the No. 36 selection in Round 2 but the No. 67 selection in Round 3.

The Jaguars currently have four Day 3 selections: one in the fourth round (No. 103 overall), one in the fifth round (No. 139), one in the sixth round (No. 180) and one in the seventh round (No. 220).

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