5 Jacksonville Jaguars whose stock is up in the preseason

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Jacksonville Jaguars player trending up No. 2 – Laquon Treadwell

Although the Jaguars had a pretty good wide receiver corps last year, they still added reinforcements this offseason. Heading into the 2021 regular season, it’s arguably their strongest and deepest positional group.

DJ Chark Jr. won’t likely play until Week 1 of the regular season but he will still be the Jags’ top receiver in 2021. Laviska Shenault Jr. and Marvin Jones Jr. will also get a significant amount of targets but Jacksonville’s talent at wide receiver extends beyond the starting lineup. Sophomore Collin Johnson should contribute after showing flashes last season and Jamal Agnew could see a bigger role as he grows more comfortable at wide receiver.

Veteran Phillip Dorsett, Tavon Austin, and Laquon Treadwell could all be competing for the last wide receiver spot. All of them have a good case to make the team and it’s difficult to pick just one but Treadwell could have the best shot of all of them to be part of the final 53-man roster.

The 2016 first-round pick has shown out in Jaguars’ training camp. It looks like he’s finally living up to his draft billing after being a non-factor with the Minnesota Vikings and the Atlanta Falcons. Austin had the better performance against the Browns in Week 1 of the preseason, hauling in four receptions for 52 yards and one touchdown but it’s too early to predict who will seize a roster spot. Treadwell still has a good chance and having a good game against the New Orleans Saints will increase his odds of making the cut.