3 players Jacksonville Jaguars could trade ahead of training camp

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The Jacksonville Jaguars could afford to trade Jarrod Wilson.

Veteran Jarrod Wilson is a potential trade candidate due to all the additions the Jaguars made to their safety unit this offseason. Besides re-signing Josh Jones, they also signed Rayshawn Jenkins in free agency and used a third-round pick on Andre Cisco in 2021’s draft. Also, sophomore Daniel Thomas should be fully healthy after suffering an arm injury that cut his rookie campaign short.

Wilson’s steady ascension on the Jaguars’ roster deserves praise. The Michigan product slowly moved up the depth chart and started all 16 games in 2019. Over the last two seasons, he’s appeared in 28 games and has logged 148 total tackles, eight tackles for a loss, one forced fumble, eight passes defensed, and three interceptions. That’s not bad for a player that went undrafted in 2016 but the Jags may want better production from their safety room.

Jenkins will most likely start in Week 1. You don’t give someone a four-year deal worth $35 million just to keep him on the bench. On the other hand, the coaching staff will groom Cisco to eventually start and Jones has stood out this offseason. Thomas will also compete for playing time, so Wilson could end up becoming the odd man out.

Last season, the Jags traded safety Ronnie Harrison before the start of the regular season. It may be Wilson’s turn in 2021. He is set to become a free agent in 2022 but the front office could deal him this offseason and get something in return for him.