Jaguars: 3 positions that don’t need upgrades ahead of trade deadline

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Safety Andrew Wingard (42) of the Jacksonville Jaguars (Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports) /

Jacksonville Jaguars position that doesn’t need upgrades  – Safety

The Jaguars made several changes to their safety room this year. They signed Rudy Ford and Rayshawn Jenkins in free agency and selected Andre Cisco out of Syracuse in the 2021 draft. The surplus at the position led them to release Josh Jones and Jarrod Wilson — last year starter’s — during the last round of roster cuts.

Andrew Wingard, an undrafted free agent in 2019, is currently the starter next to Jenkins. The coaching staff likes Dewey’s knowledge of the defensive scheme and his reliability. His presence helps the Jaguars bring Cisco along slowly, who should become a starter sooner rather than later.

Ford has become a key cog on special teams and if the Jags suffered injuries at the position, they have sophomore Daniel Thomas, who showed flashes last year and started two games before an arm injury cut his rookie campaign short.

The Jaguars’ safety room is far from perfect but it’s a young unit that should get better with more experience. Wingard could certainly improve his tackling skills and some might be fidgety about Cisco not seeing the field. However, this is a solid group, one that doesn’t necessarily need upgrades before the trade deadline. Next year will be a different deal but the Jags are set at the position for the time being.

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