Jaguars could upgrade these 3 positions ahead of 2021 trade deadline

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Jacksonville Jaguars unit that could use upgrades No. 3 – Cornerback

During the offseason, cornerback looked like a position of strength for the Jaguars. After all, they had signed Shaquill Griffin in free agency, brought back Sidney Jones and Tre Herndon. On top of that, the team drafted Tyson Campbell and had sophomore C.J. Henderson on the fold.

Even head coach Urban Meyer told the local media the Jags felt like they had four starting cornerbacks. However, things have changed a lot since then. They traded Jones to the Seattle Seahawks just before the season began. Not long after, they sent Henderson to the Carolina Panthers in exchange for tight end Dan Arnold.

To exacerbate matters, Campbell missed the last two games with a toe injury. He should return to the lineup for the Jaguars’ game against the Seattle Seahawks in Week 8. However, his absence exposed the team’s lack of depth at cornerback. Chris Claybrooks struggled and the coaching staff had to resort to veteran Nevin Lawson.

There’s no doubt Griffin was one of the Jags’ best offseason signings. The 2019 Pro Bowl nod has not allowed more than 40 receiving yards in a game since Week 1. Nevertheless, the team doesn’t have a solid option opposite of him. Campbell himself struggled before his injury, so it’s not a given he will give the cornerback room a boost once he’s back on the fold. Thus, the Jaguars need to consider adding help before the trade deadline. There are currently several enticing options that could be available.

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