RTC: Jags, Falcons nearly swapped picks

May, 13, 2014
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The Jacksonville Jaguars and Atlanta Falcons nearly swapped first-round picks.

Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff told TheMMQB's Peter King that on the night before the draft he believed the deal was going to happen. However, Jaguars GM David Caldwell called Dimitroff on Thursday and said no. The Jaguars took quarterback Blake Bortles with the No. 3 pick.

"I just kept thinking, one of those teams has to see what we were seeing in Bortles," Caldwell said.

Here are some additional pieces of Jaguars-related content from around the Web in our Reading the Coverage feature:

The Florida Times-Union's Ryan O'Halloran writes that Blake Bortles' jersey is among the top-selling rookie jerseys.

The T-U's Hays Carlyon writes that Las Vegas oddsmakers like the Jaguars' draft class so much they've improved the team's Super Bowl odds.

NFL.com's Gregg Rosenthal writes that receiver Justin Blackmon is one of 15 veteran players negatively affected by what happened in the draft.

NFLDraftScout.com's Frank Cooney lists each team's best value pick. For the Jaguars, it's receiver Marqise Lee.

Mike DiRocco | email

ESPN Jacksonville Jaguars reporter

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