The Jacksonville Jaguars had a chance to draft an even better deep threat.
Had the Jaguars selected wide receiver Ceedee Lamb instead of C.J. Henderson, the draft would’ve created a ‘Butterfly Effect’ kind of situation in 2020’s draft. Focusing strictly on what this Jacksonville team might’ve done if that had been the case, they wouldn’t have chosen wide receiver Laviska Shenault Jr. in the second round since there was no need to double-dip at the position.
Instead of taking Shenault, the Jaguars could’ve drafted someone like safety Antoine Windfield Jr, who has become a staple of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers secondary and might’ve fortified Jacksonville’s back seven.
Shenault hasn’t been a bad player, not at all. In fact, he was an infusion of talent to a wide receiver corps already filled with playmaking prowess. However, Lamb has been precisely that and even more in his rookie year for the Dallas Cowboys. In eight games, he has hauled in 40 receptions for 524 yards and two touchdowns, one more than the Colorado standout.
Moreover, Lamb has caught 10 passes that have gained 20 yards or more, tied for the second-most in the NFL. As good as Shenault has been, Lamb could have made the Jaguars aerial offense even more potent than it is right now.