4 players who could follow Wink Martindale if the Jacksonville Jaguars hire him as DC

• If the Jaguars hire Wink Martindale as their DC, these four pending free agents that played for him in New York could follow him to Jacksonville.

New York Giants defensive coordinator Don \"Wink\" Martindale on the field for mandatory minicamp at
New York Giants defensive coordinator Don \"Wink\" Martindale on the field for mandatory minicamp at / Danielle Parhizkaran/NorthJersey.com /
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1. Adoree' Jackson, cornerback

Cornerback isn't a pressing need for the Jaguars but the team's brass could give the position a makeover in the offseason. Tyson Campbell is coming off an injury-marred year but he put up good numbers in 2021. It's reasonable to think he'll bounce back if he stays healthy in 2021. The fact that he's entering a contract year could incentivize him to take his play to the next level.

With Campbell missing several games, Darious Williams was left to pick up the slack, and he delivered, registering four interceptions and 19 passes defensed. But as good as he was in 2023, he could be a cap casualty in the offseason. He's set to make $10 million but none of it is guaranteed, so the Jaguars can save that amount if they move on from him.

You could make the case that Williams deserves to stick around. Heck, he should get an extension based on his performance last season but if the Jags move on from him, Adoree' Jackson would be an intriguing replacement.

Jackson, a first-round pick by the Tennessee Titans in 2017, signed with the Giants in 2021. He has posted just four interceptions throughout his career but he's as reliable as they come. Last year, he was held back by injuries but he managed to log one interception and eight passes defensed. The fact that he has the versatility to play inside or outside makes him an appealing option to land in Jacksonville, especially if they hire Martindale, who best knows how to deploy him.

The Jaguars already have a cornerback who can line up inside and outside in Tre Herndon. While it may be a bit cheaper to re-sign Herndon, who's also set to hit the open market, Jackson is the more talented of the two. Even if the Jaguars keep Williams, they could sign Jackson to bolster the depth at the position.

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