Jacksonville Jaguars: Depth won’t be an issue in 2021, Day 9 notes

Fans and players of the Jacksonville Jaguars at TIAA Bank Field [Bob Self/Florida Times-Union]
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Jacksonville Jaguars CB (26) Shaquill Griffin during minicamp (Imagn Images photo pool) /

The Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback room is also in good shape.

The case could be made cornerback Shaquill Griffin was the Jaguars’ best free-agency acquisition. The 2019 Pro Bowl nod has had an outstanding training camp and has become a leader on the defense. He should help stabilize a unit that was severely hit by injuries last year.

Griffin is set to start for the Jags in Week 1. It will be interesting to see who will play opposite of him in Week 1, as there are several potential candidates. Rookie Tyson Campbell has been practicing with the first team, per John Shipley of Jaguar Report. Tre Herndon, who re-signed with the team earlier this year, could be another option even though he could also line up in the slot.

C.J. Henderson, who is back with the team after spending the first eight days of training camp on the COVID-19/Reserve list. He has to make up plenty of ground but he could compete for the starting spot opposite Griffin.

Then, there’s veteran Sidney Jones, who has also had a solid training camp. The Washington State product was a starter in Jacksonville last year. If he manages to stay healthy, he could see the field often in 2021.

Regardless of who starts, the Jaguars’ brass should be pleased about the talent level at cornerback, as they have several players vying for a starting job. Moreover, they showed they could withstand a few absences when Henderson, along with Chris Claybrooks and Luq Barcoo, landed on the COVID-19 list.

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