WR Laviska Shenault is Jacksonville Jaguars 2021 breakout candidate

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Laviska Shenault Jr. #10 (Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports)
Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Laviska Shenault Jr. #10 (Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports) /

The Jacksonville Jaguars have a few questions at wide receiver this offseason but regardless of what they do at the position, they should feel good about sophomore Laviska Shenault Jr., who is a potential breakout candidate in 2021.

Jaguars team reporter Ashley Sullivan sees Shenault being a huge part of Jacksonville’s offense in 2021 and says that head coach Urban Meyer will have a tool he can use to his advantage in all kinds of different ways coach. She adds that she would love to see Jacksonville’s wide receivers reach their full potential incredible because they displayed glimpses but the quarterback play was so inconsistent that it’s fair to wonder how they could consistently perform.

Sullivan then says that ‘Viska’ had an incredible rookie year but she believes his ceiling is higher than what everyone saw in 2019, and she would love to see what he could do with efficient quarterback play. Shenault, the Jaguars’ second-round pick in 2020, hauled in 58 receptions for 600 yards and five touchdowns last season.

Laviska Shenault Jr could indeed have a breakout season for the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Throughout the clip, Sullivan emphasized the fact the Jaguars lacked inefficient quarterback play in 2020 and she’s absolutely right. In fact, you could make a case that the inconsistency at the position held back not just the wide receiver corps but the whole team. The Jaguar’s brass is aware of that and will most likely take care of it by using the first overall selection in 2021’s draft to take Trevor Lawerence.

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Early in the 2020 season, Shenault was among the top rookie wide receivers. However, his production took a deep once the offense’s wheels fell off. He finished the year on a high note though, hauling in three touchdown receptions. Even if the Jags don’t add any wide receivers in free agency and the draft, their wide receiver unit should be in good shape with DJ Chark Jr. and Shenault leading the way.