Jaguars need to upgrade these 3 positions before trade deadline

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Jacksonville Jaguars CB Chris Claybrooks (27) and Tennessee Titans WR Josh Reynolds (18). (Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports) /

3. The Jacksonville Jaguars need to add reinforcements to their CB room.

Cornerback Shaquill Griffin was the Jaguars’ biggest acquisition in free agency. They signed the 2019 Pro Bowl nod to revamp their secondary and he’s lived up to expectations. In five games, he’s logged 27 tackles and four passes defensed. He’s played every single defensive snap in 2021 and has allowed a 65 percent completion rate, which isn’t too bad when you take into account that he’s been tasked with covering the opposing team’s number one wide receiver.

On the other hand, the Jags could use some help at cornerback. After trading C.J. Henderson and Sidney Jones, they’re thin at the position. Also, their current group is struggling. While Griffin has become a key cog in the secondary, Tre Herndon and Tyson Campbell have allowed a combined 22 receptions for 279 receiving yards this season.

Campbell didn’t suit up in Week 5 and Chris Claybrooks started in his place. The second-year cornerback isn’t faring much better, giving up 12 passes for 212 yards on 14 receptions in 2021. The Jaguars must prioritize upgrading their cornerback room next offseason but they don’t have to wait until then to revamp the group. There are several players that may be available via trade. Cameron Dantzler is one of them.

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