The Jacksonville Jaguars are still searching for a tight end.
One position David Caldwell knew how to evaluate was wide receiver. In the last four years, he brought in Keelan Cole, Collin Johnson, D.J. Chark, and Laviska Shenault Jr. Although none of them are among the best in the league, they all have shown they have the playmaking prowess to take over games when given the chance. Were the team to have more stability at the quarterback position, their production would be likely higher.
On the other hand, Caldwell struggled to identify tight ends in the draft. In his eight-year tenure, he selected three tight ends, all of them late-round picks. In 2015, he selected Ben Koyack in the seventh round, and even though he played four years with the team, he didn’t do much of note.
The same is true for Josh Oliver, whom this Jacksonville team took in the third round of last year’s draft. He hauled in three receptions for 15 yards in his rookie season and was placed on the Injured Reserve list before the start of the 2020 season.
This year, the Jaguars took Tylor Davis in the sixth round, and has been a non-factor so far. Even though he’s dressed up for six games, he has not recorded a single stat, and the fact the team favored undrafted rookie Ben Ellefson over him should be cause for concern. It’s not an encouraging sign that the Georgia Tech product can’t get on the field even though veterans Tyler Eifert and James O’Shaughnessy aren’t getting the job done.