Jaguars G.M. Gene Smith has said a few times since the draft that he expects to address the team’s many defensive needs via free agency. He expects to pick up “at least two starter” but don’t expect them to come at cornerback.
“We’re trying to be active in upgrading talent, specifically on the defensive side of the ball,” Smith said a few weeks back. “We’d like to bring in at least a couple of starters who can help us take a step as a defense.”
Just don’t expect those starters to come at cornerback. John Oesher of Jaguars.com writes that the Jaguars are unlikely to make a “big splash” at the position and they like their players there “better than the fans do.” Rashean Mathis and Derek Cox figure to be the starters.
Instead of focusing on cornerbacks, it sounds like the Jaguars will do everything possible to upgrade their revolving door at safety. So Jacksonville looks unlikely to enter the Nnamdi Asomugha sweepstakes, but they could be in the mix for someone like Michael Huff.