No. 4 Jacksonville Jaguars player who could be traded – Laviska Shenault
Wide receiver Laviska Shenault Jr’s slide to the second round in the 2020 NFL Draft might’ve been due to injuries concerns. He suffered foot and shoulder injuries at Colorado, which forced him to miss four games over a two-year span. He later had a core muscle injury during the Scouting Combine.
In the end, the Jaguars took a flyer on Viska and he has shown flashes of the player he was in college over the last two years. He’s one of the best wide receivers at forcing tackles after the catch and possesses the versatility to line up anywhere, including the backfield. However, Shenault has had a relatively down season in 2021, hauling in 48 receptions for 471 yards with no touchdowns. Furthermore, he’s averaging a measly 9.8 yards per reception despite the fact that he’s got the speed to stretch the field and has struggled with drops.
In Shenault’s defense, the coaching staff hasn’t been able to use him adequately. On the other side of the coin, he needs to shoulder some of the blame for his lack of impact this season. The talent is there and has often been compared to San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel but if he doesn’t fit what the Jaguars want to do on offense, he could end up being shopped.
Shenault is a holdover from the previous regime and the Jags already traded cornerback C.J. Henderson, the ninth overall pick in the 2020 draft, earlier this year. There’s no reason to think Shenault could be next.