Jaguars: Jalen Camp has measurables to stand out in crowded WR room

Wide receiver Jalen Camp #1 - Jacksonville Jaguars (Hyosub Shin/Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports)
Wide receiver Jalen Camp #1 - Jacksonville Jaguars (Hyosub Shin/Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports) /

Here we go, folks! The 2021 NFL Draft is in the books and it was certainly a great weekend to be a Jacksonville Jaguars fan.  With the 209th pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, the Jags selected wide receiver Jalen Camp from Georgia Tech. In a wide receiver room full of big-play talent, how does Camp measure up with the rest of this stacked unit? Also, how does he compare to notable Jaguars players from the past?

At Georgia Tech’s Pro Day, Camp ran a very respectable 4.43 40-yard sprint with a 39.5-inch vertical. He also put up 30 reps on the bench press, which happens to be the exact amount Penei Sewell, the top offensive lineman pick in 2021, posted. This also would have broken the record for bench press reps by a wide receiver had this been done during an NFL Scouting Combine…

Standing 6’2″, weighing in at 226 pounds at his pro day, Camp is big, fast, and powerful. How he made it to the sixth round is puzzling. With his large size and scary power, look for some serious yards-after-contact from this young man. The big-play potential here is certain to break the will of even the most seasoned defender.

What former Jacksonville Jaguars receiver does Jalen Camp resemble?

After digging around the memory banks, and Google, it looks like there isn’t a comparable receiver to ever have played for the Jaguars except for Reggie Williams, but that wouldn’t be a positive comparison, so let’s not go there. In fact, he brings back memories of Fred Taylor, considering his freakish size, speed, and power, all in one package. He is a mismatch nightmare for any linebacker unfortunate enough to draw the short straw.

Jalen Camp has the ability to make a real impact in the coming years as a wide receiver in Jacksonville, but let’s be honest. Wouldn’t you like to see him stiff-arm some defenders into the Monday morning highlight reel? 30 reps on the bench… Seriously??

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