The Jacksonville Jaguars are in need of cornerback depth.
The Jaguars used the ninth overall selection in 2020’s draft to take cornerback C.J. Henderson. Although Florida product struggled at times and missed eight games with injuries, he should claim one cornerback spot next season. However, it’s uncertain who will start opposite of him, as Sidney Jones, who also dealt with injuries last year, and Greg Mabin are set to hit the open market.
On a side note, slot D.J. Hayden will also become a free agent and it’s unknown if Jacksonville plans to bring any of them back. While the ‘Jags’ could end up bringing one of them back, they still need to add someone in free agency, and Panthers cornerback Rasul Douglas will likely be available.
Douglas joined Carolina after being released by the Philadelphia Eagles last offseason. Although he didn’t do much of note in his first three NFL campaigns, the West Virginia product played in 14 games in 2020 and started 11 of them. He finished the year with 62 total tackles and nine pass deflections.
The former third-round pick isn’t a shutdown cornerback and won’t command the same kind of attention Patrick Peterson will likely garner in free agency. However, he’s a capable starter and has stayed healthy throughout his career, something the Jaguars had a hard time doing in 2020.