Scouting the AFC North: 3 Bengals FAs Jacksonville Jaguars should target

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The Jacksonville Jaguars need to round out their wide receiver corps.

The Jaguars wide receiver corps may be one of their most talented position groups heading into the 2021 season due to the presence of DJ Chark Jr. and Laviska Shenault Jr. However, the team’s brass needs to decide whether they’re going to make changes to the rest of the unit.

Chris Conley and Keelan Cole are set to become free agents and if the ‘Jags’ move on from both, they will need to bring in someone to take their place. Florida’s Kadarius Toney is trending after a solid week of Senior Bowl practices, but Jacksonville would still need to add depth, and Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver John Ross could be an option.

Ross is a former first-round pick that never fulfilled the expectations the Bengals had when they used the ninth overall pick in 2017’s draft on him. The speed and explosiveness he showed in college didn’t translate into the NFL and has struggled with injuries throughout his NFL career.

With Tee Higgins and Tyler Boyd in ‘Cincy’, Ross saw his role decrease in 2020. In three games, he hauled in a paltry two receptions for seven yards. At this point in his career, the Washington product is better suited for a complementary role, but signing him could be a low-risk, high-reward kind of move for the Jaguars.