The Jacksonville Jaguars can still add offensive weapons.
The Jaguars’ wide receiver corps looked solid in 2020 in spite of the quarterack carousel the team went through. DJ Chark Jr. played at a high level while rookie Laviska Shenault Jr. displayed flashes of talent. Keelan Cole and Chris Conley also played well on a complementary role but both are set to hit the open market.
While it makes sense for the ‘Jags’ to move on from Conley, they should be able to make a competitive offer for Cole’s services. After all, the former undrafted free agent has already expressed his desire to stay with the team. Nevertheless, the team should have a fallback plan in case they can’t keep him.
Carolina Panthers wide receiver Curtis Samuel will not be a hot name in free agency, but he could end up becoming a difference-maker for the team that ends up signing him. Originally a second-round pick in 2017’s draft, he’s never been had a top-notch wideout but has been a key cog in the Panthers’ offense.
Samuel hauled in 77 receptions for 851 yards and three touchdowns last season. Moreover, 39 of his receptions went for first downs in 2020 and can line up outside and in the slot, which could give the Jaguars the flexibility to deploy him in different ways.