The Jacksonville Jaguars already had a major need at cornerback heading into this offseason following the trade of Jalen Ramsey in 2019. That need was amplified on Tuesday when they decided to trade their top remaining cornerback A.J. Bouye to the Denver Broncos in exchange for a fourth-round pick.
Armed with two first-round picks (No. 9 and No. 20), as well as pick No. 42, the Jags will have plenty of chances early on to select one of the better cornerbacks in the NFL Draft if they decide to go that route. There is also a handful of really solid free agent cornerbacks if they have plans to user their draft capital elsewhere.
With that in mind, let's take a look at three cornerbacks the Jags could target in free agency or the NFL Draft.
1. James Bradberry
James Bradberry will be one of the most-sought-after cornerbacks in free agency this year. Coming off a great season in Carolina in which he had 3 interceptions and 65 tackles, Bradberry will still be just 27 years old by the time next season kicks off. He could come in and be an anchor for Jacksonville on the outside of their defense, tasked with locking down the opponents No. 1 wide receiver, a job he was often assigned last season in a division that includes Michael Thomas, Julio Jones and Mike Evans.
2. C.J. Henderson
While Jeff Okudah is the unanimous best cornerback in the NFL Draft this year, the University of Florida product C.J. Henderson seems to have set himself apart as the next best option after running a dazzling 4.39 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine. Okudah will most certainly be off the board by the time the Jags pick at No. 9, but a guy like Henderson could be a great option if he's still available at No. 20.
3. Kristian Fulton
If Henderson is indeed off the board, the top cornerback from the National Champion LSU Tigers, Kristian Fulton, could be the next best choice. While he didn't perform as well as Henderson at the combine, he has all the physical skills and instinct you look for in a top cornerback. He also spent last season going up against some of the nation's top collegiate wide receivers, which should work in his favor over some other options.
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