5 Jaguars who could struggle to make the team after 2022 NFL Draft

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Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Laquon Treadwell (18) at TIAA Bank Field. [Bob Self/Florida Times-Union] /

No. 5 Jaguars player who may not make the team: Laquon Treadwell, WR.

Wide receiver Laquon Treadwell joined the Jaguars last June and faced an uphill battle to earn a spot on the final 53-man roster. He made a build a strong case during training camp and the preseason but was ultimately cut before the beginning of the season. However, the team’s brass recognized his value and quickly signed him to the practice squad.

Injuries to DJ Chark and Jamal Agnew led the Jags to sign Treadwell to the roster in November and he quickly became one of Trevor Lawrence’s favorite targets, making five starts and hauling in 31 receptions for 405 yards with one touchdown in the last seven games of the season. Jacksonville gave him a one-year deal earlier this year but it’s hard to see him getting a significant amount of playing time in 2022 due to the additions of Christian Kirk and Zay Jones in free agency.

Things could change at any time but Treadwell might enter training camp as the Jaguars’ No. 5 wide receiver. It’s true that he was a key contributor late in the 2021 season but the Jaguars signed Kirk and Jones because they knew they had to upgrade their wide receivers corps.

Treadwell might ultimately make the team but if he does, he will have a diminished role and will go from one of the top targets in the Jags’ passing game last season to the fifth or sixth receiving option.

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