While Ngakoue has publicly said he wants to leave Jacksonville, Garafolo added that the Jaguars "value him and won’t give him away for little return, but it'll be interesting to see how this plays out as we draw closer to the draft."
On Tuesday, the 25-year-old repeated his desire for a trade while quote tweeting Garafolo's report:
Ngakoue is the latest pass-rusher to be the subject of trade talks after being hit with the one-year tag.
Last offseason, the Kansas City Chiefs traded tagged linebacker Dee Ford to the San Francisco 49ers for a second-round pick before acquiring tagged defensive end Frank Clark from the Seattle Seahawks in exchange for a first-rounder.
The potential compensation for Ngakoue is expected to be similar due to his comparable on-field production.
He's racked up 37.5 sacks in four years with the Jaguars, while Clark had 35 and Ford had 30.5 (in one extra season) prior to their blockbuster trades.
Ngakoue reportedly turned down a $19-million-per-year extension from the Jaguars last season. He said in a tweet in early March that the team is "aware I no longer have interest in signing a long-term contract in Jacksonville."