Jaguars free agents: Will Blackmon

Will Blackmon

Position: Cornerback

Type: Unrestricted

Summary: He was signed before the final preseason game and played in 15 games with eight starts. He had 40 tackles, 10 pass breakups, one interception, and two forced fumbles. He had just two career starts in his first six seasons (he didn’t play in the NFL in 2012).

Why keep him: He quickly established himself as the veteran leader in the secondary and was a good mentor to some of the young defensive backs. He also has the size head coach Gus Bradley wants in his cornerbacks (6-feet, 210 pounds) and his versatility is an asset.

Why let him go: He has had just one productive season and turns 30 in October. His best football might be behind him.

Best guess: The Jaguars value his leadership and bring him back for another season.