No. 3 Jaguars trade offer for Chandler Jones: CB Tre Herndon + 4th-round pick
The Raiders revamped their cornerback room this offseason. Besides signing veteran Marcus Peters in the offseason, they also drafted Jakorian Bennett. Having Bennett in the fold allows Nate Hobbs, a fourth-round pick in the 2021 draft, to line up in the slot, where he's the most effective, on a full-time basis.
In theory, Las Vegas has a solid starting trio of cornerbacks. However, Peter is coming off a season in which he gave up a 113.5 rating in coverage. On top of that, he missed the prior year with a knee injury. Maybe he can bounce back in 2023 but there's an equal chance he won't. Similarly, expecting Bennett to play at a high level right off the bat might be too much to ask. Enter Tre Herndon.
An undrafted free agent in 2019, Herndon is slated to line up in the slot this upcoming season. However, the Jaguars have sophomore Gregory Junior waiting in the wings. Junior, a sixth-round pick in last year's draft, was one of the most improved Jaguars players in training camp and the preseason. By trading Herndon, Jacksonville would pave the way for Junior.
Make no mistake, Herndon has been a valuable member of the Jaguars' secondary. This is why he was re-signed earlier this year. However, his flexibility to line up inside or outside, alongside his starting experience makes him a potential trade chip. In Las Vegas, he could play opposite Peters in case Bennett falters or play nickel if Hobbs misses time.
The truth is that the Raiders' depth at cornerback is suspect. Herndon could help them with that.