3 reasons the Jaguars should trade for L'Jarius Sneed, 2 they shouldn't

• Trading for L'Jarius Sneed would help the Jaguars address a need.

Jan 13, 2024; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Kansas City Chiefs cornerback L'Jarius Sneed (38) reacts
Jan 13, 2024; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Kansas City Chiefs cornerback L'Jarius Sneed (38) reacts / Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports
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2. The Jaguars have the resources to get a deal done for L'Jarius Sneed

The Jaguars won't probably make big additions to their offensive line in free agency, leaving the defensive line and cornerback as their two biggest needs. While they aren't loaded with cap space, they certainly have enough to make a couple big moves.

Currently, the Jags have around $19 million in cap space but they could create as much as $40 million if they made a few moves. On top of that, they're getting a compensatory third-round pick, so they can afford to part ways with the second-rounder it would take to trade for Sneed.

1. Cornerback is their biggest need this offseason

The Jags partly moved on from Darious Williams because they got $11 million in space. But that wasn't the sole reason. On top of that, he didn't seem to be a fit in defensive coordinator Ryan Nielsen's press-heavy scheme.

Tyson Campbell remains on the roster, and it's unknown if he's suited to play in the Jaguars' new defensive system, making cornerback one of their biggest needs this offseason.

The Jags could take a cornerback in the draft. As noted before, they'll have no shortage of options. The downside of choosing that path is that none of them are proven commodities, unlikely Sneed. Sure, Jacksonville will need to pay a premium if they trade for Sneed but they would get a player who can make an impact right out of the gate.