What each Jacksonville Jaguars rookie will struggle with during 2021

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You can’t keep doing the same thing and expect different results. For that reason, the Jacksonville Jaguars cleaned house and made significant changes to the coaching staff, the front office after going 1-15 in 2020. They hired Urban Meyer as the head coach and promoted director of player personnel Trent Baalke to general manager. The duo made some key additions in free agency and later acquired several building blocks in 2021’s draft.

The Jaguars came out of this year’s selection meeting with nine players. Now, the draft is a crapshoot and not all of their picks will pan out. Also, each one of them will face a unique set of circumstances that could hinder their transition to the NFL. Whether it is working on their craft, competition, or health, every first-year player will undergo some kind of adjustment.

Here are the roadblocks each Jaguars rookie will face in 2021:

Jalen Camp – Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver

Biggest obstacle – Competition

The Jaguars have a well-rounded wide receiver corps. They have an above-average starting trio in DJ Chark Jr., Laviska Shenault Jr., and Marvin Jones Jr. They signed Phillip Dorsett this offseason and have a talented number-four in Collin Johnson. This will make it very difficult for rookie Jalen Camp to stand right out of the gate.

On one hand, the Georgia Tech product won’t have to deliver right away. However, he may not be part of the 53-man roster in 2021. It’s uncertain how many receivers the Jaguars will carry this upcoming season but there may not be room for Camp. The 2021 sixth-round pick may be a solid candidate for the practice squad.