Jaguars Free Agent Targets Part 2

The Jacksonville Jaguars will enter free agency loaded with cap room, cash and needs to fill. We will examine 10 players from the Scout.com/Fox Sports database and examine whether they would be good fits for the Jags. We move on to the players from 31-40.

Free Agent #31 - Curtis Lofton, MLB, Atlanta Falcons

There's no reason that a very good middle linebacker such as Curtis Lofton should be ranked this low. Lofton is a tackling machine who the Falcons need to make a priority to re-sign. As for the Jaguars, they already spent big money on Paul Posluszny who had a fantastic season in 2011.

Free Agent #32 - Carlos Rogers, CB, San Francisco 49ers

The Jaguars will have to replace Rashean Mathis in free agency and Rogers is a viable replacement. Rogers had a career year in 2011 with the 49ers as he grabbed six interceptions and was very solid in press coverage. Rogers has age working against him as he will be 31 years old by the start of training camp so he won't be one of the Jaguars initial targets.

Free Agent #33 - Marques Colston, WR, New Orleans Saints

Marques Colston will test the theory of Drew Brees making average receivers great if he decides to move on in free agency. Colston has been Brees' most reliable target since over the past five years as he has great hands and adjusts well to the ball in air. Colston is certainly on the Jaguars radar as he represents an upgrade to the receiving corps, but he lacks the speed of a true number one guy. Don't be surprised if the Jaguars make a strong run at him.

Free Agent #34 - Michael Griffin, S, Tennessee Titans

The Jaguars know all about Griffin as they've faced him twice a year for the past five seasons. Griffin is solid but not elite as he will all too often bite on play-action fakes. If the Jaguars can't re-sign Dwight Lowery they could make a play for Griffin, but likely not as a target in the first week.

Free Agent #35 - Alex Smith, QB, San Francisco 49ers

Alex Smith played just well enough last season to get starter money somewhere and the Jaguars aren't in the market for a starting quarterback (although they very well may need one).

Free Agent #36 - Matt Flynn, QB, Green Bay Packers

Just like Alex Smith, Flynn will get starter money somewhere and it won't be in Jacksonville.

Free Agent #37 - Evan Mathis, OG, Philadelphia Eagles

Mathis was a full-time starter for the Eagles last year but has mostly been a reserve or special teams guy throughout his career. Jacksonville wouldn't sign him as a starter, as they'd like to give Will Rackley a chance to grow into his position.

Free Agent #38 - London Fletcher, LB, Washington Redskins

The ageless wonder had another great season playing inside for Washington and he's likely worth more to them than he is anywhere else. Jacksonville spent too much money on free agent linebackers last season to even think of exploring that position this season.

Free Agent #39 - Lardarius Webb, CB, Baltimore Ravens

At 26 years old, Webb would be a perfect target for the Jaguars is he wasn't a restricted free agent. Baltimore will likely give him a first-round tender and keep him on "lock-down."

Free Agent #40 - Jarret Johnson, OLB, Baltimore Ravens

Jarret Johnson is a veteran 3-4 OLB that likely wouldn't fit in the Jaguars system. They won't pay a guy who will be 31 before the season begins that can't play in their system.



Charlie Bernstein is the NFL Insider for ESPNFlorida.com and ESPN 1080 and 1040 in Orlando/Tampa and Editor-in-Chief of Sports Media Interactive, covering the National Football League, NCAA, and National Basketball Association. Charlie covers the Jacksonville Jaguars for FoxSports and has been featured on the NFL Network and Sirius NFL Radio. Charlie is also a member of the Pro Football Writers of America. You can follow Charlie on Twitter @nflcharlie

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