4 potential tag-and-trade partners for Panthers WR Curtis Samuel

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The connection between Curtis Samuel and the Jacksonville Jaguars turned up a notch when the organization made Urban Meyer their new head coach. The respected figure played a leading role in his development during his college days at Ohio State and a possible reunion this offseason is not out of the realms of possibility.

Jacksonville is almost starting from scratch this spring. They have the No. 1 overall selection that will be used on Clemson’s star quarterback Trevor Lawrence barring a bombshell decision to the contrary. The Jaguars also have the league’s most available cap space at $79.16 million to spend on rejuvenating a franchise that has regressed considerably since their AFC Championship game appearance.

If the Jaguars take Lawrence as expected, then they’ll need to get as many weapons around him as possible.

Samuel’s dependency over short-to-intermediate routes and on third downs won’t have gone unnoticed by his former college coach, who has the resources needed to be a willing tag-and-trade partner for the Carolina Panthers if they chose to go in this particular direction.

This could be the best possible solution for all parties considering how much draft capital Jacksonville has accumulated for their rebuild. If Carolina cannot keep Samuel outright, the Jaguars should be one of the first in line.