4 key moves Jaguars GM Trent Baalke still needs to make this offseason

• The Jaguars still need to make a handful of moves if they want to return to the playoffs in 2024.

Jacksonville Jaguars offensive tackle Cam Robinson (74) runs onto the field before an NFL football
Jacksonville Jaguars offensive tackle Cam Robinson (74) runs onto the field before an NFL football / Corey Perrine/Florida Times-Union / USA
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The Jacksonville Jaguars have had a productive offseason. Right after the 2023 season ended, they revamped the coaching staff, especially the defensive side. The Jags then brought back several key players and added a handful more in free agency. Having said that, there's still plenty of work left to do.

The draft is just a few weeks away, and the Jaguars will need to restock the roster if they want to have a legitimate chance to compete for the AFC South in 2024. Also, general manager Trent Baalke needs to check off the following boxes in the upocoming months.

4. Trent Baalke must add a cornerback early in the draft

The Jags signed Ronald Darby in free agency. He'll probably start opposite Tyson Campbell in 2024. The front office also added safety Darnell Savage, with the caveat that they expect him to line up at nickel in defensive coordinator Ryan Nielsen's system.

But despite the arrival of Darby and Savage, the Jaguars still need to add reinforcements to the cornerback room. Darby will be a serviceable replacement for Darious Williams, who was released on a cap-saving move, next season. However, Campbell is set to become a free agent next season. It's too early to tell if he'll return, but it would be a good idea to start looking for his heir apparent, just in case he leaves.

Fortunately for the Jaguars, this year's cornerback class is loaded. If the Jaguars want to take a corner in the first round, they should be in a position to take one of the top prospects at No. 17. But if they want to wait, they can come out with a good corner even in Rounds 2 and 3.

The bottom line is that the Jaguars cannot pass up the chance to draft a cornerback in the early rounds. After all, you can never have too many.