Sidney Jones commerce grades: Seahawks make a cope with Jaguars for younger cornerback


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The evening earlier than lower down day, the Seattle Seahawks made one other commerce to amass assist in the secondary. Based on ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Jacksonville Jaguars despatched cornerback Sidney Jones to the Seahawks in alternate for a 2022 sixth-round decide.

Jones is the second cornerback the Seahawks have traded for prior to now week, because the Houston Texans shipped John Reid to Seattle for a conditional seventh-rounder. The Seahawks are clearly making an attempt to beef up their cornerback room earlier than the beginning of the common season, as that they had the second-worst move protection within the NFL final 12 months. Jones is a participant who has handled a number of accidents over his quick profession, however did have an honest exhibiting final 12 months that would doubtlessly be an indication of issues to come back.

So, who received this commerce? There isn’t any such factor as a meaningless transaction within the NFL, so let’s try to grade this deal.

Seahawks: B-

Jones has historical past within the state of Washington, as he was a First Workforce All-Pac-12 participant with the Huskies. His skilled profession hasn’t been as wonderful, nevertheless, as he suffered an Achilles harm at his Professional Day that harm his improvement in an enormous manner. Nonetheless, in 9 video games with the Jaguars final 12 months he appeared to get again on monitor a bit with 26 mixed tackles, a career-high 9 passes defended and two interceptions. 

Jones has by no means performed a full 16 video games however remains to be simply 25 years previous and has some beginning expertise. Bringing him again to the Nice Northwest looks like the proper place the place he can get his profession again on the suitable path. The Seahawks wanted extra expertise on the cornerback place and I like this flier.

Jaguars: B

Let’s not beat across the bush. What this deal hinges on is the well being of Jones. If he struggles to remain wholesome but once more, then the Jaguars clearly win this deal. After being chosen by the Philadelphia Eagles within the second spherical of the 2017 NFL Draft and taking part in only one recreation in his rookie season, a hamstring concern hampered Jones over his subsequent two seasons. A lot in order that he was launched by the Eagles earlier than the beginning of the 2020 marketing campaign. Jones was even injured in his “breakout” season for lack of a greater descriptor. 

The Jaguars have CJ Henderson again wholesome after which acquired former Seahawk Shaquill Griffin in free company. Jones was going to be a depth participant — and the Jaguars have some younger expertise on the place. Plus, buying a sixth-round decide is healthier than a seventh-round decide.



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