Jacksonville Jaguars 2021 training camp preview: Safeties

Daniel Thomas #20 of the Jacksonville Jaguars enters the field (Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images)
Daniel Thomas #20 of the Jacksonville Jaguars enters the field (Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images) /
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Urban Meyer, HC of the Jacksonville Jaguars, and S Rayshawn Jenkins (Imagn Images photo pool) /

The Jacksonville Jaguars had a pretty busy offseason. They were one of the most active NFL teams in free agency. They also used their surplus of draft picks to add a few difference-makers in this year’s selection meeting, including quarterback Trevor Lawrence. You might not like every move the Jags made but you can’t deny they are a more talented team than they were last offseason.

The offense certainly needed upgrades but so did a defense that ranked 31st in both total yards and points allowed last season. In particular, the safety room needed a boost and the team’s brass did a good job of replenishing the unit. The Jaguars gave Rayshawn Jenkins a four-year $35 million contract and signed Rudy Ford to a two-year contract in free agency. They also re-signed Josh Jones.

Heading into the draft, Tre’von Moehrig was a favorite to land in Jacksonville with the 25th overall pick. Ultimately, the Jags chose running back Travis Etienne but they didn’t neglect the safety position, taking Andre Cisco with the first selection in Round 3. The former Orangeman will join a group that includes veteran Jarrod Wilson and sophomore Daniel Thomas.

Although safety is far from a position of strength, it’s not a weakness either. Pro Football Focus recently ranked all secondaries in the NFL and Jacksonville popped up at 27. Based on the talent level the Jags currently have, there’s a good chance they move up a few spots once the regular season begins.

For the time being, here’s a look at how the Jaguars’ safety room looks ahead of training camp.