4 Jaguars cuts before the 2021 season that would surprise no one

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First-round picks in the NFL will always get more chances than their late-round counterparts simply because they have better tangibles entering the draft. Teams will always try to take on failed projects, so they can say they were the ones that helped them figure things out in the pros. Wide receiver Phillip Dorsett is one of those former first-round picks that has benefited from that dynamic.

Although the Miami product has appeared in 71 games over his six-year career — he signed with the Seattle Seahawks in 2020 but never played for them — he’s only hauled in more than 500 receiving yards once. Regardless, the Jaguars signed Dorsett this offseason to add depth to their wide receiver corps.

The problem is that there may not be a place for Dorsett in Jacksonville’s wide receive unit. DJ Chark Jr., Laviska Shenault Jr., and Marvin Jones Jr. are sitting at the top of the depth chart. Sophomore Collin Johnson is a candidate to have a breakout season and the team added Jalen Camp in this year’s selection meeting. Moreover, they also signed Josh Imatorbhebhe as an undrafted free agent.

The Jags may want to see what Camp brings to the team and take on Imatorbhebhe as a project. Also, there’s Jamal Agnew, his biggest contributions will be as a return specialist but could see a few passes thrown his way in 2021. The team’s brass may opt to go with the younger players and part ways with Dorsett before the start of the season.