The Jacksonville Jaguars put pads on for the first time on Day 6 in training camp, and there were many interesting developments. You might recall that quarterback Trevor Lawrence and strong linebacker K’Lavon Chaisson struggled Monday. Both players got back on track and had a solid day of practice.
As great as Lawrence can potentially be, he’s going to have off days. He’s a rookie after all, and he showed Tuesday that he can recover from a bad day of practice. The Clemson product had a productive practice, per John Oehser of the team’s official website.
Even though the Jaguars’ coaching staff put an emphasis on the running game and special teams work, Lawrence still threw a 25-yard pass down the seam to wide receiver Marvin Jones Jr., who has been one of his favorite targets throughout training camp. Oehser says that Lawrence also put enough touch on a 25-yard throw to sophomore wide receiver Laviska Shenault Jr., who has also made several plays.
Jaguars defensive coordinator Darrell Bevell pointed out that “every day is a learning process” for Lawrence. He went on to say that the rookie’s less-than-optimal performance on Day 5 was understandable.
"This is where we wanted him to make those mistakes. We want him to learn. We want him to grow. We want to put him in the toughest situations possible and be able to see how he reacts right there at the moment – and then see how he’s able to bounce back the next day as well."
Chaisson also bounced back, according to Oehser. The second-year EDGE rusher beat offensive tackles Walker Little and Cam Robinson on one-on-one drills. Keep in mind that he’s been having a productive summer, and it looks like his struggles on Day 5 were the exception and not the norm. The former first-round pick is expected to have a breakout season in 2021 after finishing his rookie campaign strong.
Here are other observations and thoughts about Day 6 of Jaguars training camp.