Jacksonville Jaguars WR Laviska Shenault hasn’t stopped working.
Second-year wide receiver Laviska Shenault knows the grinding doesn’t stop if you want to be at the top of your game. The 2020 second-round pick is a trendy candidate to have a breakout season and with good reason.
Shenault showed flashes in his rookie year, hauling in 58 receptions for 600 yards and five touchdowns. Moreover, he led all first-year receivers with 13 contested catches in 2020 and finished third in missed tackles with 16. Nevertheless, the Colorado product isn’t resting on his laurels and is working on getting even better ahead of the 2021 season.
Not long ago, running back James Robinson was asked whom he believes looks better compared to last year. His answer? Shenault. Fellow Jaguars wide receiver Marvin Jones Jr. also told the local media that Viska has the ability to do things in the slot that nobody really does.
"He’s very unique. He has abilities I don’t think anybody has in the NFL and I think he’s starting to really understand that. You get that from year one going on to year two."
So what is Shenault exactly doing to get better? He says that he’s paying attention to the little things, putting in that extra effort.
"I think the biggest thing you know is paying attention to detail, you know, just being more locked in with what I’m doing, you know, doing extra things with my body. I mean it all plays a part."
Later, he said that winner-loser day pushes everyone to be better because nobody wants to be embarrassed in front of everybody, “it definitely drives you a little bit but regardless of the fans or not, I’m gonna give my 100 percent”.
The Jaguars have a well-rounded wide receiver corps. Jones has developed a nice rapport with quarterback Trevor Lawrence and DJ Chark Jr. will most likely be the top receiver but Shenault should get his fair share of targets this upcoming season.