2. Danielle Hunter, edge defender
The Jaguars needed a third pass rusher last year. Plain and simple. Although Josh Allen and Travon Walker combined for 27.5 sacks between the two last year, they didn't get much production from the rest of their rotation. While they showed interest in Calais Campbell, Yannick Ngakoue, and Danielle Hunter at different points of the offseason, they ultimately stayed put.
When asked about the team's dearth of urgency to round out the pass rush, Trent Baalke said he didn't think there were many enticing options out there. This was rather puzzling when you consider that Jadeveon Clowney went on to have a banner year for the Ravens. Similarly, defensive end Danielle Hunter had a breakout season for the Minnesota Vikings, posting a career-best 16.5 sacks.
Imagine how dominant the Jaguars' pass rush would've been had they had either Hunter or Clowney in the fold. Fast forward to 2024, and they still need to round out their rotation. Chaisson is set to hit the open market and Abdullah hasn't done enough to earn significant playing time. This need for a third pass rusher would make Hunter an intriguing option in free agency. However, there are a handful of things that could prevent Jacksonville from pursuing him.
First, the Jags weren't aggressive enough to trade for Hunter despite the fact that he seemed interested in joining them. Even though they would no longer have to compensate the Vikes, his asking price has gone up considerably after exploding (not literally) last year.
On top of that, the front office must first take care of Josh Allen before they add another pass rusher. It's not hyperbole to say that the locker room will revolt if the front office doesn't take care of one of their defensive leaders after doing everything he could to earn a long-term deal. All things in conjunction make Hunter a long shot, if not outright unfeasible.