1. Sidney Jones, CB (Seahawks)
The Commanders need for cornerback depth is evident and they could lose a three-down starter in William Jackson, who would reportedly like a move out of Washington to a scheme (man-oriented relative to zone) that better suits his skillset. Jackson has since walked back the notion he submitted a trade request, but all reports indicates the front office would like to resolve this by meeting Jackson’s wishes.
If Jackson gets his wish, Washington’s need for cornerback depth will increase tenfold. Luckily, the Seahawks have made Sidney Jones IV available. ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler reports Seattle would like to keep Jones, but is content playing its young CB rotation of Tariq Woolen, who has four INTs already, Mike Jackson and Coby Bryant.
Jones, meanwhile, just wants to play. The veteran has only played 33 coverage snaps this season, but he’s only a year removed from recording 10 passes defended, allowing a 62.5% completion rate on 56 targets and just three scores.
With Kendall Fuller, Benjamin St-Juste, Jones and Rachad Wildgoose, who’s exceeded expectations filling in for the injured Jackson, the Commanders would suddenly have a solid cornerback rotation to pair with Kam Curl and Darrick Forrest at safety.
Washington can’t afford to rest on its laurels at a premier position, especially if Jackson’s trade request or “preference” is granted.