3 Jaguars late-round picks from 2020 that could make an impact in 2021

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The Jacksonville Jaguars need to give Collin Johnson a shot.

The Jaguars lacked depth at several positions last year but wide receiver wasn’t one of them. They had a pretty talented unit, they just didn’t have someone that could get them the ball. DJ Chark had a relatively down season after making the Pro Bowl in 2019. Also, then-rookies Laviska Shenault Jr. and Collin Johnson were also affected by the instability at quarterback. That should no longer be an issue as the Jags took Trevor Lawrence first overall in this year’s draft.

Shenault is generating positives reviews this offseason but Johnson will also compete for playing time. It will be difficult for the 2020 fifth-round pick to stand out in a crowded wide receiver corps but he showed last season that he is up to the challenge. The Texas product just played 23 percent of the team’s offensive snaps and ended the year with 18 receptions for 272 yards and two touchdowns. On the other hand, he showed he could be a reliable target when he was given the chance.

Johnson didn’t make a start in 2020 but he hauled in four receptions for 96 yards and one touchdown against the Cleveland Browns in Week 12 and earned a Pro Football Focus overall grade of 79.7. In the following game, the former Longhorn caught four passes once again for 66 yards and finished the year with the highest PFF grade among the Jaguars’ wide receivers. Imagine the kind of production Johnson would have in a bigger role.

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