Jaguars offseason: Mike Tannenbaum talks free agency and draft Part 2
What players should the Jacksonville Jaguars target in free agency?
B&T: Who is an underrated player that should be getting more attention ahead of free agency?
MT: Kenyan Drake, somebody I drafted in Miami. He will be a free agent in Arizona, he’s explosive, he’s a great receiver out of the backfield, really good hands. I think he’s somebody who is a little bit under the radar but he’s a very productive NFL player.
B&T: What player do you see as high-risk, high-reward in the free-agent market?
MT: Bud Dupree. If he’s healthy, he can have a great impact. He’s coming off an ACL, so we need to see how that goes but I think he has the chance to be really really good if he’s healthy.
B&T: It’s rare for a running back to get top-market compensation in free agency because teams can replenish the position in the draft, so under what circumstances would you feel comfortable offering a top-tier contract to a running back?
MT: It has to be somebody really special like a Christian McCaffrey or an Alvin Kamara, somebody that can impact the passing game as much as the running game. There are not many of those out there, but Alvin Kamara, Christian McCaffrey, Derrick Henry, those are a handful of guys that I think are worth it.