3 strongest positions on Jacksonville Jaguars roster following the draft
No. 3 strongest position group on the Jaguars roster – Cornerback.
The Jaguars’ offense got a facelift in the offseason but the front office also made upgrades to most positional groups on defense. In particular, a solid cornerback room got reinforcements in Darious Williams, Montaric Brown, and Gregory Junior.
Despite the fact that the Jags had a pair of talented corners in Shaquill Griffin and Tyson Campbell, they gave Williams a three-year deal worth $30 million in free agency and brought back Tre Herndon for the season year in a row. The former might line up in the slot and the latter will be a valuable depth piece, having made 29 starts over the last four seasons.
Also coming back is Rudy Ford, who switched from safety to nickel last year and fared well. Last but not least, 2020 seventh-round pick Chris Claybrooks might need to fend off rookies Montaric Brown and Gregory Junior.
Injuries are an inherent part of football and clubs have no control over them. However, they can prepare for them, which is precisely what the Jaguars did when assembling their cornerback room this offseason. They have a solid starting trio and the depth to withstand a few injuries.