Ranking Jaguars top 3 third-round WR options in 2021 NFL Draft

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USC Trojans wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown #8 Washington State DB Armani Marsh #8 (Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports) /

2. player. 808. . Wide receiver. Trojans . Amon-Ra St. Brown

Amon-Ra St. Brown could be solid in the slot for the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Although USC isn’t the college powerhouse it was in the 2000s, it’s still producing NFL talent on a yearly basis, and this year, four or five Trojans could be drafted in the first three rounds, including wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown. A five-star recruit out of high school, the California native appeared in 30 games and hauled in 178 receptions (11th best in school history) for 2,270 yards and 16 touchdowns over his three-year collegiate career.

At USC’s Pro Day, St. Brown ran a 4.59 40-yard dash and registered a 38.5-inch and a vertical jump of 10 feet, 7 inches. Also, he put his strength on display, posting 20 reps on the bench press.

At 5’11, St. Brown has an average frame and doesn’t have top-end speed. However, he runs crisp routes and has good hands, having dropped just two passes on 58 targets in 2020. Moreover, he can line up in the slot and out wide.

The Jags would need to consider St. Brown’s injury history, as he suffered two AC sprains in his shoulder, one in 2018 and the other one last year. While he averaged just 11.7 yards per catch last season, he could be solid in the slot and could play a key role for Jacksonville in short-down situations. If the wide receiver class weren’t so deep this year, the USC product could go in the second round, but he looks like a good bet in the third round.