Jaguars take C.J. Henderson at No. 9May 3, 2020
With the ninth overall pick in the 2020 NFL draft, the Jacksonville Jaguars selected Florida cornerback C.J. Henderson.
Widely regarded as the second-best cornerback in this year’s draft (after new Lion Jeff Okudah), Henderson is expected to be a Week One starter in Jacksonville, which wanted to improve at the position after trading Jalen Ramsey away last year.
The Jaguars are in full-on rebuilding mode, having moved on from Ramsey and several other key players from the 2017 team that made the AFC Championship Game. They hope Henderson is a player they can build their defense around.
If Henderson doesn’t help them improve as a rookie, General Manager Dave Caldwell and coach Doug Marrone may not be the people leading this team as its rebuilding effort continues.