Scouting the AFC North: 3 Bengals FAs Jacksonville Jaguars should target

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The Jacksonville Jaguars knew they couldn’t take any half measures and needed to make significant changes this offseason after finishing the 2020 season 1-15. First, they moved on from head coach Dough Marrone and hired Urban Meyer to take his place.

They also removed the interim label from Trent Baalke’s general manager job description and have revamped their coaching staff, bringing in Joe Cullen as their defensive coordinator and Darrell Bevell as their offensive coordinator.

Even though the ‘Jags’ spent time evaluating prospects during the Reese’s Senior Bowl and are in the process of preparing for the NFL Draft, it’s likely they’re scouting other team’s rosters in order to see who’s going to be available in the open market. After all, this Jacksonville team is projected to have $73 million in cap space and should be able to make a few impact free-agent acquisitions.

The Cincinnati Bengals will have $33 million in cap room at their disposal and may be able to keep their most important free agents. Even though they finished 4-12 in 2020, they have a few players that will be worth signing in the open market. The Jaguars should be interested in targeting these three.