Jacksonville Jaguars 3 worst moves of the 2023 offseason
All things considered, the Jacksonville Jaguars had a productive offseason. Although they weren't as active as they were in free agency last year, they still added players that could fill important roles next season. Also, the team's brass fortified nearly every position group in the 2023 NFL Draft.
Having said that, the Jags didn't have a flawless offseason - no team will ever do. There are a few position groups that could have gotten better upgrades and there are a few needs to address before the start of the season. So what things could Jacksonville have done better? Here are their three worst moves of the offseason.
3. The Jaguars didn't prioritize the cornerback position in free agency or the draft
The Jaguars have a pair of excellent boundary cornerbacks in Tyson Campbell and Darious Williams but they needed another to round out their starting unit. While they could have added a nickel in free agency or early in the NFL Draft, they opted to bring back veteran Tre Herndon on a one-year deal.
Herndon can play inside or outside but he might be better suited for a backup role at this stage of his career, which is why the Jaguars should have brought in someone else. Sophomores Montaric Brown and Gregory Junior could end up competing for playing time in the slot but neither one is a proven commodity. The same is true for rookie Christian Braswell, who could turn out to be a solid nickel but he might need time to develop before he can be thrusted into action.
Granted, the cornerback market wasn't enticing but there were a few solid options. Someone like Bryce Callaham or Rock Ya-Sin would have been solid and affordable pickups. Maybe the Jaguars' trust in their young cornerbacks will pay off but the position remains a question mark ahead of the 2023 season either way.