The Jacksonville Jaguars added two pass-catching threats to their roster by signing rookies Collin Johnson and Tyler Davis on Thursday.
The Jacksonville Jaguars have announced the front office has signed two more of their rookie draft class this week.
The Jaguars now have three of their draft picks under contract. Jacksonville has 12 draft picks overall.
"“Johnson, who played collegiately at the University of Texas, caught 188 passes for 2,624 yards and 15 touchdowns in four seasons there. He caught 68 passes for 985 yards and seven touchdowns as a junior in 2018. Johnson was selected No. 165 overall,” John Oehser of Jaguars.com wrote.More from Jaguars DraftJacksonville Jaguars fortify secondary in 4-round 2023 Post-Combine NFL Mock DraftThe Jaguars may look for edge rushers with pick 24The Jacksonville Jaguars got so lucky with the 2021 NFL DraftJaguars fortify OL with Jaelyn Duncan in CBS Sports’ 2023 NFL Mock DraftJacksonville Jaguars don’t need to trade up in the 2023 NFL Draft to land a cornerback“Davis, who played three seasons for the University of Connecticut before finishing his college career at Georgia Tech in 2019, caught 47 passes for 500 yards and seven touchdowns for UConn. He caught 17 passes for 148 yards and a touchdown for Georgia Tech. Davis was selected No. 206 overall.”"
Both players, in addition to second-round pick Laviska Shenault, Jr. will compete for playing time this season. Shenault has not signed his rookie deal yet. The only other rookie under contract is linebacker Shaquille Quarterman, who is from the Jacksonville area and played college ball at the University of Miami.
The Jaguars surprised many by using all 12 of their draft picks, adding depth all over the roster except at running back. Quarterman figures to add depth at middle linebacker. Johnson, who is 6-foot-6, gives the team a tall pass catcher who could be a big help in the red zone and at the goal line.
Davis will enter camp in a battle for playing time at tight end. The Jaguars added Tyler Eifert from Cincinnati in free agency and have both James O’Shaughnessy and Josh Oliver returning from injury from last season.
Johnson may have a harder time making the roster than any of the other rookies the Jacksonville Jaguars drafted. Shenault comes in as a potential game-breaking talent. The team also has DJ Chark, Dede Westbrook, Chris Conley, and Keelan Cole on the roster. Each veteran showed they could be a serious threat in the offense at one point or more last season.