Jaguars: 5 dream trade targets before the 2021 deadline

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Atlanta Falcons cornerback A.J. Terrell (24). Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports /

Jaguars dream trade target No. 3 – A.J. Terrell, CB

Here’s another player that is not on the trade block but would be of great help for the Jaguars. The 2020 cornerback class is a mixed bag. On one hand, Damon Arnette and C.J. Henderson, who haven’t lived up to their first-round billing.

On the other hand, you have Trevon Diggs, who is one interception away from breaking Tom Morrow’s longstanding record of snagging eight in the first seven games of a season. Also, there’s A.J. Terrell, who has become a key cog in the Atlanta Falcons’ defense.

The 16th overall selection in the 2020 draft has logged 95 total tackles, four tackles for a loss, four forced fumbles, ten passes defensed, and one interception in 10 career games. Furthermore, he’s allowed a superb 43.5 percent completion rate in 2021. He is the kind of player that would command a high draft pick, one the Jaguars should gladly pay.

Hindsight is 20/20 but the Jags had the chance to draft Terrell but took Henderson instead. The former Clemson Tiger could have formed a formidable cornerback duo alongside Shaquill Griffin. Right now, Terrell would give the secondary a lift. Griffin is playing at a high level and rookie Tyson Campbell could develop into a solid start down the road. But currently, the group lacks both depth and talent.

Again, there are no reports about the Falcons shopping Terrell. In fact, they would probably hang up the phone on whoever calls them about the second-year cornerback but hey, you miss 100 percent of the chances you don’t take.