The Jaguars got off to a fast start signing four players on the opening day of free agency, but the second day has been quite slow. The two names that the Jaguars have been linked to on day two of free agency are both former New York Giants. Earlier in the day the Jags played host to Robert Ayers and this evening they will be hosting Prince Amukamara.
Both players would provide immediate upgrades to the Jags in areas of need.
Ayers would add depth to the defensive line rotation and provide an immediate upgrade to the Jaguars pass rush. Ayers recorded 9.5 sacks in 2015 and has at least 5 sacks in three straight seasons. He is a big defensive end, standing 6'3'' and weighing in at over 275 pounds. While Ayers is now 30 years old, the Jaguars know they need their pass rush to be effective if they are to make a playoff push in 2016 and after losing out on Olivier Vernon, Ayers is the next best choice. If he can be had for the right price he will likely wind up in Jax.
Amukamara is a former first round pick in the 2011 draft and has improved each season in the league. He has struggled with injuries through out his career, but he shows the ability to play well in coverage against quality competition and would provide depth and consistency to a Jaguars cornerback unit that is lacking both. Amukamara has only recorded more than 1 interception in a season once in his career, but he does have at least 10 passes defended in each of the last three seasons. His size, 6 foot and 207 pounds, works in his favor and so does his age, 26.
Both players would provide a talent upgrade to the Jags in areas of need and would both make sense for the team as they work to make a playoff run in 2016.
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