The wild world of NFL free agency is just around the corner. Players will be looking to cash-in on past performances with big-money contracts and teams will be chasing the missing piece to their Super Bowl puzzles when signings begin March 9.
The Jacksonville Jaguars will sit quietly on the sidelines for much of the frenetic free-agency period in favor of rebuilding the roster through the draft.
Jacksonville has holes at nearly every position, with the biggest areas of need on the offensive and defensive lines as well as the secondary.
The Jaguars will bypass the high-priced defensive ends in free agency by opting to select one in the draft. It will take more than one draft to fill all the holes on the roster, though. The team will have to find stopgap players in free agency until a long-term solution is found.
With $26.7 million in cap room (per Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports) and deep free-agent classes where they need help, the Jaguars should have no problem finding players to fill those needs.
General manager David Caldwell has to use the money wisely, though, as overspending would damage the team's rebuilding efforts.
Here are six players the Jaguars could target in free agency to fill critical holes in the roster.
The players are ranked on team need and how they fit financially and schematically.