Jacksonville Jaguars: 5 trade targets to bolster roster before 2021 deadline
Jacksonville Jaguars trade target No. 4 – CB Greedy Williams
The Cleveland Browns have a surplus of cornerbacks and the Jaguars don’t. That is an ideal situation to engineer a trade. There’s no way the Browns would move on from Denzel Ward. They just signed Troy Hill in this year’s free agency and Greg Newsome is a rookie. That leaves Greedy Williams as the most logical candidate to leave.
The 2019 second-round pick started 12 games in his rookie season but missed his sophomore campaign with a shoulder injury. He hardly saw any playing time in the first three games of the 2021 season but joined the starting lineup after Newsome suffered a calf injury in Week 4. Against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 4, the third-year cornerback logged six tackles and snagged one interception. Moreover, he finished the game with a Pro Football Focus grade of 86.4.
The Jaguars have an outstanding starting cornerback in Shaquill Griffin but don’t have any other dependable options besides him. Rookie Tyson Campbell could improve down the stretch but he’s been dealing with injuries and has struggled.
Tre Herdon hasn’t fared particularly well in the slot and Nevin Lawson, who made an interception in Week 6, is not the long-term answer at the position. Williams could be a solid starter opposite Griffin. Also, Jacksonville wouldn’t have to insert Campbell back in the lineup once he’s fully healthy. The coaching staff could then be able to bring him along slowly. The rookie started outside because the team traded C.J. Henderson and had no one else to turn to.