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Jaguars select CB C.J. Henderson No. 9 overall

After trading their top two corners over the past six months, the Jacksonville Jaguars replenished the cupboard in the 2020 NFL Draft.

The Jags made C.J. Henderson the No. 9 overall pick.

The Florida product is an athletic cover corner who can run with wideouts and battle off the line of scrimmage. At 6-feet, Henderson projects as a physical press cover man with size and length to fight bigger receivers and good eyes to play off-coverage. His ball-skills should make him a high-upside corner who can lockdown boundary receivers with shadow capability in the NFL.

During the pre-draft process, some scouts believed Henderson could have a higher upside than No. 3 overall pick Jeff Okudah, who went to Detroit.

The Jaguars traded Jalen Ramsey and A.J. Bouye over the past half-year, giving them a gaping hole at the position. Henderson should step right and provide starting-caliber skills from Day 1 as the Jags remake their defense.

With their second first-round pick -- earned in the Ramsey trade with the Los Angeles Rams -- the Jags stayed on defense, selecting LSU's K'Lavon Chaisson at No. 20. The rusher is a raw athlete with room to grow, but can get after the quarterback with quickness to burn the edge. He could help replace disgruntled pass rusher Yannick Ngakoue, if the Jags end up eventually moving on.

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