Jaguars must still upgrade these 3 position groups in free agency

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The Jacksonville Jaguars’ safety room can use more talent.

Earlier this offseason, it looked like the safety market was going to be full of talent. However, Marcus Maye, Justin Simmons, and Marcus Williams were slapped with the franchise tag by their respective teams ahead of free agency.

With the trio off the free-agent market, the Jaguars’ options at the position significantly shrunk. For the time being, they have agreed to a two-year deal worth $4.2 million with former Philadelphia Eagles safety Rudy Ford, per Tom Pelissero. However, Jacksonville can’t stop there and needs to add more talent to their backfield, as the Auburn product may be better suited for a rotational/reserve role.

The Jags already have a starter in Jarrod Wilson but they can still upgrade their safety room in free agency. Both Anthony Harris and Tre Boston are still available. The Minnesota Vikings would like to re-sign the former but they have also reportedly shown interest in Keanu Neal.

Although Harris’ play dropped slightly in 2020, he still played at a high level one year after posting a Pro Football Focus grade of 90.5. On the other hand, Boston is an asset in pass coverage and could be a low-risk, high-reward addition to the Jaguars secondary.