No. 1 edge rusher the Jaguars could add before the 2023 season: Derek Barnett
Defensive end Derek Barnett made waves during the draft process because he broke Reggie White's all-time sack record at Tennessee. The feat, along with other reasons, gave his draft stock a huge boost, and ended up going to the Philadelphia Eagles at No. 14 in 2017.
While Barnett didn't turn into the dominant pass rusher Philly hoped, he's become an important piece of their defensive line rotation. From 2017-2021, the former Vol logged 21.5 sacks and played in 60 percent of the Eagles' defensive snaps in all seasons but one. Unfortunately, he tore his ACL in the 2022 opener and missed the remainder of the year.
Just recently, Barnett started exploring the trade market because he wants to get more playing time somewhere else. He won't probably get it in Jacksonville but he would most definitely round out their pass rush rotation. The fact that he played under head coach Doug Pederson during his first four seasons could incentivize him to consider landing in Jacksonville.
Philadelphia restructured Barnett's salary this offseason turning a good chunk of it into a signing bonus. If they were to trade him, whatever team gets him would be on the hook for an affordable $1.25 million in 2023. That's an amount the Jaguars can certainly afford. Similarly, they have enough draft picks to get a deal done, so if they think Barnett can help, they should most definitely get in touch with the Eagles' brass.