Jacksonville Jaguars will regret not signing these 4 free agents

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Los Angeles Rams tight end Gerald Everett #81 and Arizona Cardinals and OLB De’Vondre Campbell #59 (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports) /

The Jacksonville Jaguars still haven’t addressed the tight end position.

Even though the Jaguars were one of the most active teams in free agency and bolster most position groups, they barely made additions to their tight end room. Chris Manhertz is an outstanding block but he’s not a deep threat and it’s unlikely he will suddenly turn into one.

The Jaguars will likely wait until the draft to add a tight end but what if they aren’t able to secure the one they want? While drafting Kyle Pitts may be out of the question, the team will have a legitimate shot at drafting either Pat Freiermuth and Brevin Jordan. However, they also had a chance to sign a tight end in free agency but opted not to.

Watching the New England Patriots pay a premium for Hunter Henry and Jonnu Smith, it makes sense why the Jaguars passed up the opportunity to sign either one. They were the most talented tight ends in the open market but by no means were they the only ones. Gerald Everett was a tier below Henry and Smith but would have still been a solid addition to the Jaguars’ tight end room.

Head coach Urban Meyer himself said the team needed to rebuild the Jags’ lackluster room in some way, so it was puzzling not to see them be more additions. Everett averaged 10.9 yard per catch over his four-year career with the Los Angeles Rams and was often the fourth or fifth option in their offense. He ended up signing a one-year deal with the Seattle Seahawks, it will be interesting to see what he can do in a more prominent role.