Ranking AFC South Units: Secondaries
By Josh McSwain
This unit is really hard to gauge. They brought in a bunch of new players this offseason in Tashaun Gipson from the Browns, Prince Amukamara from the Giants and drafting Jalen Ramsey with the fifth overall pick. This unit could potentially be really good or be a total bust.
Davon House is a solid corner but showed last season that he is more suited to be a #2 corner than a number one. Who takes over the #1 role then—will it be Ramsey right off the bat or will the veteran Amukamara take it? If Amukamara takes it, then the question becomes how long before he gets injured.
Gipson has tremendous upside, and may just be that ballhawking free safety that Gus Bradley has been looking for since he arrived in Jacksonville, much like Earl Thomas was in Seattle. Gipson has been one of the leading interception guys in the AFC when he has been healthy over the last three years. However, he has battled injuries himself and staying in the lineup will be paramount for him too.
Johnathan Cyprien is a decent strong safety, and together they might be the best tandem of safeties in the AFC South, which really is not saying much.
The forgotten guy in all of this is Aaron Colvin, who is a fairly good slot corner. He is suspended for the first four games of the year, but when he gets back will provide some depth in the secondary.
There is a lot of potential for this group, but until they show they can consistently produce then they will remain lower on the list.