Patrick Surtain could provide a boost to the Jacksonville Jaguars CB room.
Cornerback C.J. Henderson had an up-and-down rookie year. Although he struggled at times, he showed improvement and was trending in the right direction before a groin injury prematurely ended his 2020 season. He should be healthy next season and seize one starting job in the team’s secondary.
However, the Jaguars should strongly consider using a selection early in the process to take a cornerback, as Sidney Jones and D.J. Hayden are set to become free agents in the offseason. Even if the team ends up bringing one back, they are better off adding one via the draft.
If this Jacksonville team wants to draft a cornerback with their second first-round selection, they could target Patrick Surtain II. The six-foot-two standout registered 78 total tackles, four interceptions, 22 passes defensed and four forced fumbles during his three-year tenure in Alabama.
Surtain is projected to be a Top 15 pick in the draft, and he performs well in the Rose Bowl, his draft stock will surely soar. Nevertheless, the Jaguars should still keep an eye on him, as the Crimson Tide cornerback could for whatever reason be available when they’re on the clock at 21.