1. L'Jarius Sneed, Chiefs cornerback
The Jaguars have a pair of starting cornerbacks in Darious Williams and Tyson Campbell. They also have a dependable nickel in Tre Herndon. However, they could use help at the position in 2023. Newly hired defensive coordinator Ryan Nielsen employs a system that asks their cornerbacks to play a considerable amount of press coverage. While Williams thrived in that kind of system early in his career with the Los Angeles Rams, Campbell may not be a fit.
On top of that, the Jaguars may need to add a nickel if Herndon leaves in free agency. The fact that Campbell and Williams are better suited to play in the boundaries may prompt the Jaguars to add another cornerback. L'Jarius Sneed has experience inside or outside and could be the missing piece in Nielsen's defense.
A fourth-round pick by the Chiefs in 2020, Sneed was a solid player early in career but it wasn't until 2023 that he really hit his stride. While his aggressiveness has at times come back to haunt him, he's the kind of corner who can keep up with wide receivers and neutralize them.
The only hurdle potentially preventing the Jaguars from acquiring Sneed in free agency is that he'll likely command top-market compensation. He would be worth it but the Jaguars would need to get creative with the cap in order to make room for him. In the end, landing Sneed is likely a long shot but that shouldn't deter Jacksonville from trying to pursue him.