The Jacksonville Jaguars fortify their defense in the second round.
Cornerbacks Sidney Jones and D.J. Hayden are set to become free agents after the 2020 season. Even if the Jaguars bring one of them, they need to add depth to the position and start grooming a potential starter. Injuries have exposed the lack of cornerback depth on the roster and drafting Asante Samuel Jr. would help the team fill the need.
Once he’s healthy, rookie C.J. Henderson will go back to the starting lineup, but this Jacksonville team needs a playmaker opposite of him. Samuel Jr. registered 71 solo tackles, 26 assists, 29 pass breakdowns, and four interceptions in his three-year tenure with the Seminoles.
Defensive tackle DaVon Hamilton had become a staple of the Jaguars’ front four before he being placed on the Injury Reserve list with a knee injury. Undrafted free agent Doug Costin has also displayed flashes in the second half of the 2020 season, but the team needs to add someone to the defensive line rotation.
Jordan Davis has good agility and lateral mobility for a player of his size. He can take on double teams and is an asset against the run. The Georgia defensive tackle doesn’t get pushed back at the line of scrimmage and can wreak havoc at the line of scrimmage.