The Jacksonville Jaguars had a shot at drafting these two defenders.
Patrick Queen recently made the news because the Baltimore Ravens had placed him on the reserve/COVID-19 list after having high-close contact with cornerback Marlon Humphrey, who tested positive for the virus. However, that isn’t the only reason why the LSU standout has been under the spotlight.
Queen is currently leading all rookies in quarterback hits with five. Moreover, he’s registered 48 tackles, one pass defensed, and two forced fumbles. That’s the kind of production the Jaguars surely expected from Queen’s college teammate, K’Lavon Chaisson, but the Ravens got instead. Don’t be surprised if Queen becomes a Defensive Rookie of the Year candidate.
Had the Jaguars wanted to, they could’ve double-dipped at cornerback and draft A.J. Terrell with 2020’s overall pick. Although Sidney Jones has been solid in a limited role, we don’t know how he will fare once his playing time increases. Moreover, the nickel formation (three cornerbacks and two linebackers on the field) is becoming more widespread, so the need for quality corners has gone up.
Terell has been solid for the team formerly known as the ‘Dirty Birds’. So far, he’s started six games this season and has recorded 29 total tackles, one interception, and one pass defensed. Although his 78.1 completion rate is high, that’s a reflection of how ineffective the Falcons defense has been as a whole in 2020.