4 overrated free agents still available Jacksonville Jaguars must avoid

• The Jaguars need to refrain going after these four players who remain unsigned in free agency.

Dec 6, 2020; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas (13) holds on to
Dec 6, 2020; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas (13) holds on to / Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports
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The Jacksonville Jaguars bolstered several position groups in free agency but they still have a few needs to address. They could take care of most of them in the draft but they may also kick the tires in a handful of players who are still looking for a team.

After all, there's still plenty of talent available even after the first wave of free agency. That said, the Jags should steer clear of the next four players.

4. Carl Lawson, DE, New York Jets

The Jags just inked Trevis Gipson to bolster their pass rush but there's still room for reinforcements. After all, K'Lavon Chaisson and Dawuane Smoot left in free agency. The former joined the Carolina Panthers on a one-year deal and the latter could eventually return, but Jacksonville may be better off dipping their toes in the draft to look for a No. 3 behind Travon Walker and Josh Allen.

Precisely because the Jaguars should go younger, they should refrain from making a run for veteran Carl Lawson. A fourth-round pick by the Cincinnati Bengals in 2017, Lawson is coming off an underwhelming tenure with the New York Jets.

The former Auburn Tiger was highly productive early in his career, registering 20 sacks in his first four seasons. On top of that, his 64 total pressures in 2020 ranked fourth in the league. His success in Cincinnati led New York to give him a three-year deal worth $45 million.

At the time, it looked like a great signing but an ACL tear wiped out Lawson's 2021 campaign. He returned the following year and managed to register seven sacks. Unfortunately, he wasn't able to build off of his success and was a non-factor in 2023, appearing in just six games and registering no sacks.

In his defense, injuries are the reason for Lawson's dip in production. At 28, he may be looking for a career revival but he would first need to prove he can stay healthy, something he hasn't been able to do the past three years. For the time being, he's a hard pass.