The Jacksonville Jaguars’ secondary needs to stop the Colts passing game.
10. Chris Claybrooks, cornerback
Rookie Chris Claybrooks is an adequate return specialist, but he struggles as a cornerback and has had a hard time stopping opposing wide receivers. In fact, he is allowing a league-worst 146.6 passer rating when targeted, per Pro Football Reference.
This season, he has three passes defensed but has given up 22 passes on 28 targets and a 78.2 completion rate. If the Jaguars’ defense wants to slow down the Colts passing game, Claybrooks will have to play his best game of the season.
9. Tre Herndon, cornerback
Three-year cornerback Tre Herndon was held the starting job opposite C.J. Henderson early in the season. However, he has played in the slot for most of the year. All in all, he has played 90 percent of the team’s total snaps on defense and has allowed four touchdowns and a 68.6 completion rate in 2020. He has a 55.3 Pro Football Focus overall grade and has registered 68 total tackles and five passes defensed.
8. Jarrod Wilson, safety
As recently as November, Jarrod Wilson was one of PFF’s highest-graded safeties. Although his PFF overall grade has dipped to 65.7, he’s still one of the best defenders on the Jaguars roster. This season, he has logged 60 total tackles, one interception, and three passes defensed.