While Ohio State's Marshon Lattimore has received the most praise of any CB heading into the 2017 NFL Draft, his counterpart Gareon Conley is quietly sneaking up draft boards. Today Conley will visit with the Jacksonville Jaguars who already boast two potentially elite cornerbacks - Jalen Ramsey and AJ Bouye. The Jaguars also have Aaron Colvin at cornerback who they feel very comfortable with as the team's starting nickel cornerback.
So why would the Jaguars be visiting with one of the top cornerbacks in the draft - a cornerback who now seems like a lock to get drafted in the first round?
Perhaps the Jaguars want to create the most dominant secondary in the NFL - in the mold of the 2015 Denver Broncos. Adding a lengthy a cornerback who runs in the low 4.4s would certainly improve the Jaguars already impressive secondary.. At 195 Conley could certainly bulk up a little bit more, but his college production combined with his measurables and consistent play make him a very attractive prospect.
But would the Jaguars actually draft a cornerback in the first round?
There are certainly positions at which the Jaguars need more improvement that cornerback, but creating a dominant secondary can mask holes in other areas. Still, after spending a first round pick in 2016 on Jalen Ramsey and a boat load of cash in 2017 on AJ Bouye I highly doubt the Jaguars will take a cornerback in the first round - even if they were able to trade back into the teens.
I would however not be shocked if the Jaguars used their second round pick on a cornerback, if the right one falls to them. With Aaron Colvin entering the last year of his rookie deal, the Jaguars could look for his replacement a year early.
The Jaguar are also visiting with Bartram Trail Alumn Nathan Peterman, and Miami CB Adrian Colbert on Monday.
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