4 WR options for the Jaguars after the Amari Cooper trade to the Browns
No. 3 wide receiver the Jaguars can land – Cedrick Wilson.
The Cowboys are doing their best to keep their offensive core intact but they could no longer keep Amari Cooper and may have a hard time re-signing wide receiver Cedrick Wilson, who stepped up for them last season whenever Michael Gallop was unavailable.
A sixth-round pick in the 2018 draft, Wilson missed his rookie season with a torn labrum and had totaled 22 receptions the following two years. However, he made the most of his chance last season and hauled in a career-high 45 catches for 602 yards with six touchdowns. Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy describes Wison as an “instinctive, aware and natural football player“, and Dallas might make a strong push to retain him but he will be an enticing option for the Jaguars if he hits the open market.
Pro Football Focus projects him to earn a two-year, $12.5 million contract, which would make him a relative bargain on the open market. On the other hand, the Jags would need to be wary of his injury history and the fact that outside the 2021 campaign, he doesn’t have a proven track record. Sure, he did a good job stepping in Gallup’s shoes last year but can he sustain that level of play? He can be a solid No. 2 wide receiver but it’s uncertain how he would fare in a featured role. Nevertheless, he could be an adequate option if they can land the top wide receiver in free agency.