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What the Jaguars need in the draft: Cornerback

With the NFL Draft roughly a week away, we'll go through the Jacksonville Jaguars positions and assess their needs for the draft. Like in free agency, looking at each position  group can give us a clue where the team could focus during the NFL Draft.

Up first, a position I think people are sleeping on as a need, cornerback.

The Starters: Jalen Ramsey, A.J. Bouye, Aaron Colvin

The Backups: Doran Grant, Josh Johnson

What they need: A young player who can start on the outside early if necessary, but can also play inside.

Obviously the Jaguars have a nice trio of corners for nickel sets, but if any one of the three gets hurt, there is a lot of cause for concern. On the outside, if Bouye or Ramsey go down Colvin can play in a pinch, but there's a reason he's been relegated to being the nickel corner. Johnson flashed a bit last season, but I'm not sure if increased playing time would net the same results and Colvin is in the final year of his rookie contract.

I think cornerback is one of the Jaguars biggest needs for the team that seems rarely discussed. I don't think it's as big a need to pick a corner No. 4 overall, but I wouldn't be shocked to see the Jaguars address the position as early as the second or third round. The Jaguars need someone who they think can give them some good snaps on the outside if Bouye or Ramsey go down, as well as someone who can play inside.