No. 2 edge rusher the Jaguars could add before the 2023 season: Carlos Dunlap
This was a good year to sign a pass rusher if you were in the market for one. Frank Clark, Leonard Floyd, Justin Houston, Jadeveon Clowney and the Jaguars' own Arden Key were all available. Surprisingly, all of them needed to wait to find a new home, with Clowney signing with the Baltimore Ravens in early August.
After letting Key walk in free agency, they had exploratory interest in Clowney. They also kicked the tires on veteran Calais Campbell and later hosted Clowney for a visit. Ultimately, they passed on all of them, and their options to bolster their pass rush have narrowed down considerably since March. Still, there are a few solid alternatives still out there. One of them is veteran Carlos Dunlap.
Dunlap, a second-round pick in the 2010 draft, spent the first 10 seasons of his NFL career with the Cincinnati Bengals. He was traded to the Seattle Seahawks and spent the 2022 season with the Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs.
Even though Dunlap wasn't a household name, he consistently put up solid numbers. As recently as 2021, he tallied eight sacks. Last season, he had four, and he should be able to register a similar amount as part of a rotation.
Dunlap has stayed busy and devoted time to his restaurant business during the offseason but he's open to playing in 2023. Maybe the Jaguars should give him a call and see what it would take to get a deal done.