Jacksonville Jaguars: Depth won’t be an issue in 2021, Day 9 notes

Fans and players of the Jacksonville Jaguars at TIAA Bank Field [Bob Self/Florida Times-Union]
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Wide receiver Laquon Treadwell (18) of the Jacksonville Jaguars (Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports) /

The Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver corps has solid depth.

The Jaguars have been missing DJ Chark and Marvin Jones for a couple of days. Phillip Dorsett didn’t practice on Saturday either, so their decision to sign Tavon Austin this past Friday came as no surprise. Collin Johnson took advantage of Chark’s and Jones’ absence. However, he wasn’t the only Jaguars wide receiver to shine on Day 9. Pharoh Cooper and Laquon Treadwell also had good moments.

Cooper might not make the 53-man roster but Treadwell is making a legitimate case for a spot. When the Jaguars signed the 2016 first-round pick, it looked like nothing more than a depth move, as the Jags were set at wide receiver. Nevertheless, he’s making the most out of his chance.

Treadwell is on his third team in as many years but it seems like things have finally clicked. The Illinois native met with the local media after Day 9 of practice and talked about his approach to football this offseason, via the team’s official website.

"I do feel different, my mindset is different, and my focus is different than it was years before. I can’t worry about too much that is in front of me: worry about where I am right now. That is the biggest difference, being in my present moment and getting better every day."

Treadwell says that making the 53-man roster isn’t on his mind. Instead, he’s focused on things he can control, “being coachable, being consistent, getting open, and continuing to put great things on film”.

The Jaguars will have a well-rounded wide receiver corps in 2021. Chark, Jones, Laviska Shenault, Collin Johnson, Jamal Agnew, and maybe Phillip Dorsett will be on the roster in Week 1. Depending on how many wide receivers the team wants to carry, there may be one or two spots available. Treadwell is making a serious push for one of them.