The Jacksonville Jaguars are 5-2 and looking to solidify their place as one of the top teams in the NFL. While they have a well-rounded roster, they could add reinforcements at the trade deadline. Specifically, they could look for pass-rush help. Among the players the Jags could target are Washington Commanders defensive end Chase Young or New York Jets pass rusher Carl Lawson.
That said, the Jags could also be sellers. They have depth at a handful of position groups and they could afford to part ways with a few players if teams inquired about them. In particular, these four could be traded at the deadline.
No. 5 player the Jacksonville Jaguars could trade at the deadline: Daniel Thomas, S
The Jaguars have a pretty good safety tandem in Rayshawn Jenkins and Andre Cisco. If any of them has to miss time, Andrew Wingard can come off the bench at any time. All things considered, that's a pretty good group but Jacksonville's depth at the position goes beyond those three.
Daniel Thomas, a fifth-round pick in 2020, hasn't gotten much playing time on defense the last two years but he's delivered when called upon. Also in the mix is rookie Antonio Johnson, who dealt with a hamstring injury early in the season but is now 100 percent healthy. Any teams looking for a safety before the deadline could give the Jaguars a call. They wouldn't likely move Wingard, who was named team captain, but Thomas could be available.
Thomas, who's in the last year of his rookie deal, made two starts in 2020 before an arm injury cut his season short. He also made two starts in 2021 and generally fared well. He won't see the field anytime soon but could be a third safety for clubs in need of help at the position.