In most of the pre-draft speculation, a pass rusher is usually listed as the Jaguars top priority with the second pick in the draft. But if Derek Cox leaves in free agency after they decided not to offer Rashean Mathis a contract, they might have to look at a cornerback like Alabama's Dee Milliner with the second pick although that may be a bit high for him. That's because cornerback now seems to be their thinest position. Although they are desperate to improve their pass rush, they do have Jason Babin, Andre Branch, Jeremy Mincey, Austen Lane and Ryan Davis under contract. At cornerback, the only players they have under contract are Aaron Ross, Mike Harris, Kevin Rutland, Antwon Blake and Brandon King, who spent the last seven weeks on the Jaguars practice squad. Ross, signed as a free agent last season, and has 50 starts in his career is the only one with extensive experience. Rutland is entering his third year with four starts and Harris and Blake were rookies last year although Harris showed potential while starting seven games. And don't look for the Jaguars to bid for Darrelle Revis of the New York Jets, who is reportedly on the trading block. The Jaguars are comitted to building through the draft.
Jaguars likely to look at cornerbacks in the draft
Jacksonville Times-Union | Mar 6