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Former Florida cornerback C.J. Henderson is only one year into his NFL career. In fact, it’s been only about 15 months since the Jacksonville Jaguars selected him No. 9 overall. And yet, the team is already considering moving him.
Jeremy Fowler with ESPN reported on Sunday that team executives believe he’s available via a trade.
“A surprise: Multiple team execs believe Jaguars corner C.J. Henderson — the ninth overall pick in 2020 — is available via trade,” Fowler tweeted. “Jacksonville has given impression in some league circles that it’s shopping Henderson, a high-pedigree player one year into rookie deal.”
A surprise: Multiple team execs believe #Jaguars corner C.J. Henderson — the ninth overall pick in 2020 — is available via trade. Jacksonville has given impression in some league circles that it's shopping Henderson, a high-pedigree player one year into rookie deal.
— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) August 8, 2021
Even though Henderson is still a young, ascending talent, new coach Urban Meyer and Jacksonville spent the offseason upgrading the cornerback position. They re-signed Sidney Jones to a new deal, signed Shaquill Griffin to a big free agent contract and drafted Tyson Campbell No. 33 overall back in April.
Plus, fourth-year player Tre Herndon is still considered a solid option at the position as well.
If Henderson is in fact on the trade block, there will be plenty of teams out there willing to make a deal for him. He is still only 22 years old, after all. But whether a trade is ever facilitated will largely depend on the asking price.
Even a Day 2 pick in exchange could likely get it done, but are the Jags willing to take that type of deal one year in? Time will tell.
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