Should the Jaguars Look to Add Another Corner?


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The euphoric high from the Jacksonville Jaguars big week in free agency is starting to fade away little by little, but it doesn’t mean the team is done acquiring players. While general manager

David Caldwell

is likely looking at lower-tier free agents to sign on the cheap, it’s not out of the question to sniff around and see which players are on the trading block.

Erik Lambert over at NFL Mocks has a guy in mind – Baltimore Ravens cornerback Lardarius Webb. He thinks the Jaguars would be wise to add yet another veteran corner to the secondary, despite signing free agent Davon House last week.

"For the Jaguars, they have over $31 million in cap space left so this trade isn’t some sort of death blow to their salary structure.  The payoff is what Webb brings.  Not only is he still just 29-years old and an accomplished cornerback, he also brings much needed experience to a secondary that is desperately needing it.  If Jacksonville wants to take that next step, then a seasoned playoff veteran like Webb is what they need."

Adding Webb wouldn’t be crazy, but I don’t see it happening. There’s only so many spots in the secondary, and adding another veteran corner means someone like Demetrius McCray or Aaron Colvin will lose out on important playing time. Both of those young guys showed flashes of being above average starters last year, and even someone like Dwayne Gratz still has value as a rotational corner in the dime package.

This scenario is kind of far-fetched, especially considering it’s origins. Lambert got the idea based off a Webb quote tweeted out after the Ravens traded defensive lineman Haloti Ngata to the Detroit Lions.

Sounds more like a guy coming off a bad year, exasperated about a longtime teammate and friend being traded away than anything else. I don’t think we know whether or not Webb is really on the market and, even if he is, the Jaguars shouldn’t really look into acquiring him anyway.

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