The Jacksonville Jaguars fortify their defense in the middle of the draft.
The Jaguars need to find a safety to start next to Jarrod Wilson and Richie Grant should be their pick in the third round. The UFC product can play close to the line of scrimmage or drop back in coverage and was one of the players that impressed Carolina Panthers head coach Matt Rhule during Senior Bowl Week.
In his last three years at UFC, Grant logged 10 interceptions and 16 passes defensed, and five forced fumbles. He’s the kind of playmakers the ‘Jags’ need in their secondary.
DaVon Hamilton and Doug Costin showed promise at the defensive tackle position as rookies last season. However, the Jaguars’ front four would get a boost with the addition of Marvin Wilson in the fourth round.
Although he missed most of his senior season, he’s shown the ability to create disruption at the line of scrimmage. In 2019, Wilson registered 44 total tackles, one forced fumble, and five sacks and showed the ability to generate pressure upfront in Senior Bowl practices.
Although C.J. Henderson will start at one cornerback spot in 2020, it’s uncertain who will play opposite of him, as Greg Mabin, Sidney Jones, and D.J. Hayden are set to become free agents. For that reason, this Jacksonville team needs to replenish their cornerback room.
D.J. Daniel was part of a cornerback group that included Erik Stokes and Tyson Campbell. Although Daniel didn’t record an interception in his career with the Bulldogs, he’s a physical corner that can play man or drop back in zone coverage.