Justin Jefferson attempts a reception towards CJ Henderson of the Florida Gators through the recreation at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on October 6, 2018 in Gainesville, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Pictures) (2018 Getty Pictures)JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jaguars made Florida cornerback CJ Henderson their draft pick at No. 9 within the gap spherical on Thursday night. The News4Jax sports staff presents its diagnosis on the replacement, the main of their two choices on Thursday night.Justin BarneyI mocked Derrick Brown to Jacksonville, however mentioned that if he was as soon as gone, Henderson may well be the pick. Brown went to the Panthers two picks previous to and the Jaguars received Henderson. The secondary was as soon as in main need of a playmaker after shedding talented players unbiased and left. AJ Bouye. Gone. Jalen Ramsey. Gone. No disrespect, however would you feel ecstatic going into the season with Tre Herndon and Rashaan Melvin as the guys there?Jacksonville necessary a nook contaminated and received the second-most productive nook within the draft. Is he a home speed replacement who will inspire the fanbase worship a flashy receiver or a quarterback would dangle? No.Henderson wouldn’t dangle been there at No. 20 and I worship the pick better than a man worship defensive deal with Javon Kinlaw and any of the offensive linemen. Corner is so worthy higher of a need and they received an even one.Cole PepperThe first eight picks of the draft went about worship most anticipated, which left the Jaguars to settle a participant who wasn’t one of the elite players within the draft. Nevertheless Henderson does contain a need and he would possibly additionally unbiased restful delivery unbiased away. I would dangle cherished the Jaguars to dangle taken a colossal man — offensive deal with or line of defense — and they’ll restful function that with the 20th pick.Nevertheless the request is can they receive any individual who can fashion a colossal disagreement? My expectation is that Henderson can be an even participant, however I don’t deem he’s going to play at the level of Jalen Ramsey. That being mentioned, if he’s a no-drama participant, Doug Marrone is known as a glad man.Jamal St. CyrCJ Henderson fills a need at cornerback. Jawaan Taylor mentioned he wished Henderson to affix him here in Jacksonville and he received his wish. The Jaguars knew they necessary reduction at cornerback. After Henderson, there was as soon as a extraordinary tumble off in expertise. Henderson is known as a starter on Day 1.With Henderson, Tre Herndon, Rashaan Melvin and DJ Hayden at nook, the Jaguars secondary has a minute bit little bit of expertise to work with. From all accounts, Henderson’s persona is all of the reverse of Jalen Ramsey. If his play can reach with regards to Ramsey’s level, Henderson can be the explicit participant to contain the gap left within the protection.Copyright 2020 by WJXT News4Jax – All rights reserved.Referring to the Authors:Justin BarneyJustin Barney joined News4Jax in February 2019, however he’s been overlaying sports on the First Fly for more than 20 years.Cole PepperCole joined News4Jax fat-time in January 2017, however he has been a phase of the personnel since he began filling in as a sports anchor in 2005.
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