The Jacksonville Jaguars need their secondary to hold its ground.
The Jaguars have seen some of their position groups ravaged by injuries and their cornerback group is possibly the one that has been hit the hardest, as they are currently without their three starting cornerbacks.
Although Sidney Jones and Chris Claybrooks may be able to play against the Browns, Tre Herndon will be tasked to be the Jaguars main cornerback against the Browns, which could be tough, considering they have one of the best wide receiver corps in the league, even if Odell Beckham Jr. is out. With or without Jones and Claybrooks, Herndon will be responsible for slowing down Cleveland’s passing game.
Safety Jarrod Wilson has been one of the most consistent defenders in Jacksonville since becoming a full-time starter in 2019. This season, he’s recorded 30 tackles, two pass deflections, and one interception. Against the Steelers, his 84.7 Pro Football Focus grade was the highest one a Jaguars player received. In that contest, he had six solo tackles, four assists and one pass defended.
The Browns will try to look for favorable matchups in the passing game, and it will be Wilson’s job to make sure everyone is at the right place and execute their assignments. Also, the safety could be assigned to cover tight end Austin Hooper, who has shown playmaking skills in the past.