Jaguars must still upgrade these 3 position groups in free agency

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1. player. 52. . . . Tight end

The Jacksonville Jaguars still haven’t addressed their tight end room.

Jaguars head coach Urban Meyer recently acknowledged that the team needs to rebuild their tight end room in some way. They have already given both the defensive line and secondary a makeover, so it’s now time for them to turn their focus to the tight end position, as Chris Manhertz has been the only addition they have made to the unit.

The New England Patriots already called dibs on the two best tight ends in this free agency period, Jonnu Smith and Hunter Henry. However, there is still some enticing talent available in the open market. Gerald Everett isn’t as good as Smith and Henry but he could still be a solid addition to the Jaguars offense.

On the other hand, Jacksonville isn’t interested in signing Everett and would like a short-term solution at tight end, they should pursue better veteran Jared Cook, who played at a high level in 2020, hauling in 37 receptions for 594 yards and seven touchdowns. Moreover, he averaged 13.6 yards per reception and 16.4 the season before.

If the Jags aren’t interested in Everett or Cook, they will have to wait until the draft to address the tight end position. However, they shouldn’t pass up the chance to sign either one if the opportunity arises.

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