Jacksonville Jaguars: 5 biggest training-camp wild cards

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Will Phillip Dorsett be with the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2021?

The Jaguars had a pair of talented wide receiver corps in 2020. Nevertheless, the team’s brass upgraded the unit this offseason. They let Keelan Cole walk in free agency but signed Marvin Jones Jr., Jamal Agnew, and Phillip Dorsett. They also drafted Jalen Camp in the sixth round of this year’s selection meeting and inked Josh Imatorbhebhe afterward. All the newcomers will join DJ Chark Jr., Laviska Shenault Jr., and Collin Johnson.

Heading into training camp, the Jaguars’ wide receiver group is one of their most talented positional groups. However, they won’t have space to carry all of them in the final 53-man roster. Chark, Shenault, and Jones are set to be Jacksonville’s top three wide receivers. Johnson will also play a significant role and has been endorsed by Jags legend Jimmy Smith. Agnew’s main role will be as a return specialist, so his place on the roster is all but guaranteed. That leaves probably two spots open.

Dorsett will have to show he’s more valuable than both Camp and Imatorbhebhe. The problem is that he hasn’t had a very productive NFL career even though he is a former first-round selection. He missed all of last season and has never hauled in more than 33 receptions in a full season. Moreover, the Miami product is already on his fourth team and has become somewhat of a journeyman.

Now, if the Jaguars hadn’t thought Dorsett couldn’t contribute, they wouldn’t have signed him. The 29th overall pick in 2015’s draft will have a clean slate in Jacksonville but he will have to impress the coaching staff in training camp to earn a roster spot.

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