Ranking Jaguars top 5 wide receiver targets on Day 2 of the 2022 draft

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Mar 3, 2022; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Boise State wide receiver Khalil Shakir (WO31) runs the 40-yard dash during the 2022 NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Jaguars. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports /

Jaguars’ Day 2 Option No. 2 – Khalil Shakir, Boise State

Boise State’s Khalil Shakir has NFL slot receiver written all over him, and if he’s available when the team chooses at 65, he’d be a steal. Shakir truly burst onto the scene in 2021 when he amassed 1,247 yards from scrimmage and found the endzone seven times through the air. He was one of the best wide receivers in the Mountain West Conference and his career records are proof of that. He’s 15th with 20 career touchdowns, 16th in receiving yards with 2,878, and 17th with 208 career receptions.

Shakir had a solid outing at the NFL Combine, posting a 4.43 time in his 40-yard dash. He also scored a 124-inch broad jump and a 34.5-inch vertical jump to go with his solid 40 time. Though not a speedster like Austin, Shakir’s strengths leave him better suited as a gadget player, such as in screen plays or jet sweeps.

Unlocking Shakir’s potential will be tied to his yards after the catch, because while he lacks elite speed, he does a great job of creating separation once he’s down the field or in the middle. Shakir could also be an asset to the Jaguars’ special teams from the start as well.