5 potential cut candidates the Jaguars should pursue after 2024 NFL Draft

• The Jaguars have gotten much better this offseason

• They could still use some upgrades

• Here are 5 cut candidates who could be of help

Jan 1, 2023; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; New Orleans Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore (23)
Jan 1, 2023; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; New Orleans Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore (23) / Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports
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4. Marshon Lattimore, CB - Saints

Cornerback Marshon Lattimore has been seen as a potential trade candidate since the end of the 2023 season. One big reason is that the New Orleans Saints adjusted his contract to potentially facilitate a trade. However, he remains in The Big Easy following the 2024 NFL Draft.

Trading for Lattimore or pursuing him if he's given his walking papers would make sense for a couple reasons. First, cornerback remains a need. Even though the team's brass signed Ronald Darby and later drafted Deantre Prince and Jarrian Jones, the position remains a work in progress.

Another reason to take a flyer on Lattimore is that he would be reunited with defensive coordinator Ryan Nielsen. Even though Nielsen only coached the defensive line early in his stint with the Saints, he became the co-defensive coordinator in 2022.

Coincidentally, Lattimore didn't give up a single touchdown that year and allowed a career-best 10.8 yards per reception. Nielsen left in 2023 but the veteran corner had another productive season, giving up just one touchdown and 11.7 yards per catch.

Granted, the Saints say that they're not actively trying to trade Lattimore but that doesn't mean they're not entertaining calls. All it takes is the right compensation, and the truth is that the longer they wait, the lower the offers will only get lower.

3. James Bradberry, CB - Eagles

If New Orleans does keep Marson Lattimore, the Jaguars could then target James Bradberry. The Philadelphia Eagles identified the cornerback position as a weakness, so they double dipped in the draft, taking Quinyon Mitchell and later Cooper DeJean. That potentially makes Bradberry the victim of the numbers game.

A second-round pick in 2016, Bradberry spent his four NFL seasons with the Carolina Panthers. He then played for the New York Giants for two years and joined the Eagles in 2022. He got an extension last offseason but he wasn't particularly great, surrendering 12.3 yards per reception and nine total touchdowns.

Maybe Bradberry could benefit from a change of scenery and he could get it in Jacksonville. If the Jags are willing to kick the tires on him, he could be a low-risk, high-reward addition.