Jacksonville Jaguars practice squad full of enticing players, 4 takeaways

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The Jacksonville Jaguars have a deep wide receiver group.

The Jaguars had a well-rounded wide receiver room and it was always going to be difficult to choose the best five. In the end, they kept DJ Chark Jr., Marvin Jones Jr., Laviska Shenault Jr., Tavon Austin, Jamal Agnew, and Tyron Johnson. Surprisingly, the team’s brass released sophomore Collin Johnson. The Texas product showed flashes in his rookie campaign but failed to stand out this summer. Still, Jacksonville was able to sign a good chunk of their receiver to the practice squad, so they won’t run out of contributors in 2021.

If the Jags didn’t have so much depth at the position, Phillip Dorsett and Laquon Treadwell might have made the roster. The former can stretch the field and the latter made an impression in training camp. In fact, they may be on speed dial if the team needs to promote a receiver. Jeff Cotton, Josh Hammond, and Devine Smith showed promise in limited action, so it’s a good idea to groom them.

On the other hand, Jacksonville didn’t bring back rookie Jalen Camp. He struggled in training camp and tumble down the depth chart in training camp. Heading into the 2021 season, wide receiver is a position of strength in Jacksonville, and rookie quarterback Trevor Lawrence will have plenty of options to throw the ball to.

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