The Jacksonville Jaguars could use Duron Harmon’s leadership.
Safety Duron Harmon was a 16-game starter for the Lions in 2020 and registered 73 total tackles, five passes defensed, and two interceptions. He signed with Detroit in part because of head coach Matt Patricia, whom he played for with the New England Patriots.
Now that Patricia is gone, it’s unlikely Harmon will be back with the Lions in 2021. He’s set to become a free agent and should garner some attention in the open market. Although the Rutgers product is not a Pro Bowl player, he could have a leadership role in the Jaguars’ young locker rooms, which will be in need of as many veteran voices as they can get.
Harmon has played in 127 games and started 48 in his eight-year career. In that span, he has logged 248 total tackles, 33 pass deflections and 19 interceptions. He’s the kind of player that could help stabilize a Jaguars secondary that dealt with injuries and inexperience last season. Also, signing him wouldn’t be cost-prohibitive. Even if the Jaguars found a better safety in the draft, Harmon would still offer valuable depth, something the Jaguars didn’t have in 2020.