AJ Bouye signing with the Jaguars, per report

AJ Bouye signing with the Jaguars, per report

AJ Bouye signing with the Jaguars, per report

The difference being that rather than spend top dollar on the free agent market, why not spend a draft pick or two in what is being described as the deepest cornerback draft class in years?

Texans were extremely competitive in trying to keep A.J. Bouye, raised their offer a couple of times to reach $12 million average.

Bouye broke out in 2016 after showing promising signs as a part-time player.

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Young, talented and able to play strongly in man coverage, Bouye also possess the size needed to take on some of the NFL's bigger receivers. While the 11 games starting were the most in a single season for him, Bouye did have some experience starting from his past seasons with the team. The Texans revised their offer twice before letting up at the $12 million mark and the Jaguars taking over landing the rising cornerback.

Aaron Wilson just tweeted a few minutes ago that AJ Bouye's agent has informed the Texans that his client will be signing elsewhere. The 25-year-old cornerback is coming off of a 2016 season in which he accumulated 63 total tackles, one sack, an interception and 16 defended passes.

Cornerback A.J. Bouye is expected to leave the Texans and sign elsewhere after National Football League free agency begins Thursday, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter.

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