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Jaguars Put Former Top-10 Pick C.J. Henderson On Trade Block

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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.”

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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Written by Clint Lamb

Clint Lamb is a College Football Writer for OutKick. Managing Editor for Roll Tide Wire. Sports radio host for The Bullpen on 730/103.9 The UMP. Co-host for The 'Bama Beat podcast through The Tuscaloosa News and TideSports.com.

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