3 Michigan players the Jaguars need to scout in the 2024 CFP National Championship

• The Jaguars need to watch the 2024 CFP Championship Game and see how these 3 Michigan studs fare vs. Washington

Dec 31, 2022; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Michigan Wolverines defensive back Rod Moore (19) celebrates
Dec 31, 2022; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Michigan Wolverines defensive back Rod Moore (19) celebrates / Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
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2. Rod Moore, safety

Safety isn't probably at the top of the Jaguars' priorities in the offseason but the group could undergo a few changes. First, veteran Rayshawn Jenkins is entering the last year of the four-year deal he inked in 2021 to sign with the team. He's slated to have a cap hit of $12.284 in 2024 but Jacksonville could free up $5.148 million in space with $7.136 million in dead money if they move up from him.

Due to the rise of rookie Antonio Johnson, who's already logged three takeaways in limited playing time, and the presence of team captain Andrew Wingard, parting ways with Jenkins is a real possibility. Also, safety Daniel Thomas is set to hit the open market in March. He broke his forearm in Week 16 and the injury could complicate his return. While he's more of a depth piece, he's carved a niche on special teams, so there's a chance he could return next season.

Jenkins' potential release and Thomas' departure could lead the Jaguars to invest in the safety position. This makes Rod Moore a prospect to keep tabs on. A four-star prospect coming out of high school Moore can play deep and has good anticipation for throws, which allows him to make plays on the ball. He's equally adept at stopping the run, shedding blocks with speed and quickness.

Moore needs to do a better job of wrapping up tackles and not giving too much separation in coverage. However, he's got the tools to develop into a starter and become a high-end backup in the worst-case scenario. Cody Giddins of the B/R scouting department has a third-round grade on Moore, believing he gives defensive coordinators a player they can use in multiple ways.

Add his experience on special teams, and the Michigan standout is a prospect worth considering late on Day 2 or early on Day 3.