The Jacksonville Jaguars had a fruitful free-agency period, bringing back several key contributors and revamping several positional groups. While they had to overpay for some of their acquisitions, there’s no doubt their roster is in better shape than it was at this point last year. Moreover, they checked off the most important item in their offseason list: build around Trevor Lawrence.
Most of the Jaguars’ additions in free agency there on offense but they didn’t neglect their defense, adding talent to most units on the side of the ball. However, there’s still plenty of work left, and with the NFL Draft a bit more than a month away, it’s a good time to take a look at the next three items on their to-do list.
No. 1 step on Jaguars offseason list – Add depth to RB room.
Running back wasn’t as high a priority as other positions for the Jaguars in free agency but that doesn’t mean they can’t overlook the position. Travis Etienne and James Robinson are both coming off season-ending injuries. The former should partake in offseason activities but the latter is still recovering from the torn Achilles he sustained late in the 2021 season.
Ryquell Armstead, Nathan Cottrell, and Mekhi Sargent are under contract but the Jags should add another running back in the next wave of free agency or in the draft. Melvin Gordon and Sony Michel are still available in the open market. Or if the team’s brass prefers, they could use a mid or late-round pick in the draft. Either way, the Jaguars must bolster their running back depth.