Jaguars reportedly met with LSU receiver Malik Nabers before pro day

The Jacksonville Jaguars were one of a handful of teams that met with LSU wide receiver Malik Nabers a day before his pro day workout Wednesday, according to Cameron Wolfe of NFL Network.

Nabers is widely expected to be a top 10, perhaps even a top five, selection in the 2024 NFL draft. The other five teams listed by Wolfe that met with Nabers — the Arizona Cardinals, New England Patriots, New York Giants, Tennessee Titans, and New York Jets — all own top 10 selections.

For the Jaguars, owners of the No. 17 pick in the first round, to land Nabers, they would likely need to make a big trade to move high up the draft order.

It’s not a far-fetched scenario for Jacksonville, which has been aggressive in its efforts to turn a roster with back-to-back 9-8 seasons into a Super Bowl contender. The Jaguars made several moves in free agency, including the addition of former Bills receiver Gabe Davis, but was unable to retain wide receiver Calvin Ridley.

That has left the receiver position in need of some additional work and hunting for a mid-round player to fill that void might not do the trick.

The Jaguars’ interest in Nabers isn’t the first indication that the team could be interested in a big swing to upgrade their receiving corps. Earlier in March, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported that the Jaguars were showing interest in Washington’s Rome Odunze, another receiver expected to land in the top 10 selections.

Nabers finished the 2023 season with 1,569 receiving yards and 14 touchdown receptions.

Story originally appeared on Jaguars Wire