Jacksonville Jaguars: Best and worst rookies heading into Week 13

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James Robinson, running back. 1. player. 52. . .

The Jacksonville Jaguars best rookies heading into Week 13.

This one is a no-brainer. Not only has James Robinson been the Jaguars’ best rookie, but he has arguably been their most valuable player in 2020 as well. Funny enough, he wasn’t even drafted. In retrospect, some will claim they knew how talented the Illinois State standout was going to be, but if that had been the case, someone would’ve taken him in the player’s selection process.

Robinson has run for the third-most rushing yards and is tenth in the league with six rushing touchdowns. At his current pace, nobody should be surprised if he earns the Offensive Rookie of the Year award.

player. 52. . . . Laviska Shenault Jr, wide receiver. 2

Wide receiver Laviska Shenault Jr. started the season strong and hauled in 33 receptions for 323 yards and one touchdown. However, he has slowed down since then due to different factors, such as missing two games and a big chunk of another with a hamstring injury.

Also, the Jaguars’ quarterback situation has affected Shenault’s numbers. Had the team had more stability at the quarterback position, the Colorado standout’s stats would likely be better.

. . Collin Johnson, wide receiver. 3. player. 52.

Laviska Shenault may be the Jaguars’ most talented rookie wide receiver, but Collin Johnson might make things interesting and vie for the title. Against the Browns, the Texas standout hauled in four receptions for 96 yards and one touchdown.

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Moreover, Johnson has scored one more touchdown than Shenault and has built a strong rapport with Mike Glennon, who is set to be the team’s starting quarterback. Don’t be shocked if the veteran signal-caller favors Johnson in upcoming games.