The Jacksonville Jaguars need to add depth to their cornerback room.
Chidobe Awuzie has been a key cog in the Cowboys secondary since they made him a second-round pick in 2017. After appearing in ten games in his rookie year, he saw his playing time increase and started 30 games the following two years.
In 2020, Awuzie started two games before a hamstring injury forced him to miss eight games. He finished the year with 38 total tackles, five passes defensed, and one interception. Although the Colorado product has recorded just four interceptions in his four-year career, he doesn’t give up many touchdown receptions, allowing just six in the last two years.
Awuzie won’t garner the kind of attention big-name cornerbacks such as Richard Sherman and Patrick Peterson, but he should be a solid addition for whoever takes a flier on him. In four seasons, he’s logged 213 total tackles, 37 passes defensed, two forced fumbles. Moreover, he hasn’t allowed more than 60 percent of the passes thrown in the last three years.
The Jaguars have a starting cornerback in C.J. Henderson. Nevertheless, they need someone else to play opposite of him and if the Jaguars aren’t interested in paying a premium for the position in free agency, they should target Awuzie.