Entering his fourth year with the Jacksonville Jaguars Aaron Colvin looks to take advantage of the last year on his rookie contract.
After serving a four game suspension to start the 2016 season, Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Aaron Colvin seemingly failed to find his groove over a turbulent season. He finished the year with just eighteen tackles and one sack.
However, this coming season Colvin needs to be ready. One reason why is that current starting defensive back Prince Amukamara is wrapping up his one-year deal and may hit free agency. If the Jaguars don’t re-sign him during free agency, then Colvin could soon be thrust into a more important role.
Another stat to note is entering his fourth year, he has created only a few turnovers. He has recovered a few fumbles but has yet to secure an interception. A lack of consistency in creating turnovers could be trouble for him down the road.
Looking toward the 2017 season, Colvin needs to rebound after a down year. Making the most of the offseason and coming back playing at a high level would only add more competition to the Jags defensive back rotation.
Currently, he is second on the depth chart at the right cornerback position. However he can also play in the Nickel position. He has the skill and versatility to move around the field and still make impact plays.
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Although one situation that could impact Colvin is the Jags bringing in another defensive back during free agency. If the Buffalo Bills don’t place the franchise tag on Stephon Gilmore or Houston Texans cornerback A.J Bouye hits free agency, either could be strong options to head to Jacksonville.
Regardless of how this situation plays out, Colvin needs to retain the mindset of competing for a starting position. He has the ability and presence to affect a game and the Jags can always use players like that.
This offseason Colvin has the opportunity and ability to become a disruptive force in the back end of the secondary. Making the most of this offseason Colvin looks to make the final year of his rookie contract his best.