Jacksonville Jaguars 2020 offensive rookies: Midseason rankings
These two Jaguars Jacksonville’s rookies are becoming household names.
No NFL general manager signs an undrafted free agent with the intention of making them a big part of their offense or defense and if one of them does, he should get fired on the stop. While the Jaguars might’ve originally thought of James Robinson as nothing more than a camp body, the rookie running back has substantially surpassed expectations.
Robinson has started every game this season and has racked up 107 carries for 481 yards and four touchdowns. Furthermore, he’s hauled in 27 receptions for 225 yards and two touchdowns. While he’s only had two 100-yard games, that number should go up if the ‘Jags’ keep making him a focal point of their offense.
Teams use high draft selections on players that can contribute early unless he’s a quarterback. This year, the Jaguars used a second-round pick on wide receiver Laviska Shenault Jr, a choice that is paying off in retrospect, as the Colorado standout has become a key cog in their offense.
Shenault has hauled in 29 receptions for 324 yards and one touchdown. Keelan Cole is leading the team in receiving yards, but the rookie has the most catches this year. If Shenault keeps playing the way he has, he could become of the league’s top 25 wideouts by the end of the year.