Rayshawn Jenkins can help the Jacksonville Jaguars bolster their secondary.
Head coach Urban Meyer said in a recent sit-down with the local media that the Jaguars’ brass wants to solidify their defensive front and revamp their secondary this offseason. While defensive end Melvin Ingram could give the Jaguar’s pass rush a boost, safety Rayshawn Jenkins could be of help in the back end.
A fourth-round selection in 2017’s draft, Jenkins was a key cog in the Chargers’ secondary over the last couple of years, starting 31 games and logging 92 total tackles (six for a loss), eight passes defensed, and five interceptions.
Last season, Jenkins posted a 68.9 Pro Football Focus grade and has had a 70.0 mark or higher twice in his career. He can play close to the line of scrimmage or drop in coverage. Although run defense is not his strongest suit, the fact he can line up close to the line of scrimmage or drop in coverage could entice the Jaguars’ front office to kick the tires on him.
With Marcus Williams, Marcus Maye, and Justin Simmons off the market, Rayshawn could provide the value general manager Trent Baalke is looking for. There will still be a few big-name options such as Anthony Harris and John Johnson III but the former is coming off a not-so-great year and the latter may not be a good fit in Jacksonville.