Jacksonville Jaguars: 5 cornerbacks to target ahead of 2021 trade deadline

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Detroit Lions WR Kenny Golladay (19) and Indianapolis Colts CB Xavier Rhodes (27). Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports /

Jacksonville Jaguars CB trade target No. 3 – Xavier Rhodes

The Indianapolis Colts may be the only team in the AFC South that may pose a threat to the Tennessee Titans in the race for the division crown. After losing three straight games, they have won two of the last three. If it weren’t for the pesky Baltimore Ravens and their furious comeback in their Week 5 matchup, Indy would be 3-3.

The Colts may be gearing up for a playoff run and may not be interested in entertaining trade offers from other teams, let alone a division foe like Jacksonville. Nevertheless, teams need to look for ways to get better and if Jaguars general manager Trent Baalke needs to get in touch with Indy, so be it.

Brad Spielberger of Pro Football Focus drew up a list of potential AFC trades before the deadline and Colts cornerback Xavier Rhodes popped up. Spielberger thinks the 2013 first-round pick is worth a fifth-round pick, which is a rather affordable price for a starter.

Rhodes joined the Colts last year and re-signed with them this past offseason. He missed the first two games of the 2021 season with a calf injury but has gone on to start the last four despite the fact that he entered the concussion protocol after having a collision in Week 5.

The veteran product made the Pro Bowl as recently as 2019 and has been a dependable starter for most of his career. He may be having a relatively down year, posting just one pass defensed and 14 tackles. However, he still has plenty of gas left in the tank and could give the Jaguars’ cornerback room a boost.