3 important questions for the Jaguars wide receiver corps entering training camp

Here are three important questions surrounding the Jacksonville Jaguars' wide receiver corps ahead of training camp.
Jun 14, 2023; Jacksonville, Florida, USA;  Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Calvin Ridley (0).
Jun 14, 2023; Jacksonville, Florida, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Calvin Ridley (0). / Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports
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No. 1 Do the Jaguars have enough depth to overcome injuries at WR in 2023?

Christian Kirk, Zay Jones, and Calvin Ridley — in no particular order — are set to be the top three wideouts on the depth chart next season. Special teams ace Jamal Agnew can also play moonlight on offense if called upon but the coaching staff might limit his number of snaps in order to increase his effectiveness in the return game.

But in case one of the top options at wide receiver misses extended time, someone will need to come off the bench. Tim Jones could be the first in line but he was a non-factor last year, hauling in a measly three catches for 30 yards.

Rookie Parker Washington could be another alternative but it's fair to wonder how much of an impact he can have in his first NFL season. On top of that, he might only be able to contribute given his size (5'10", 215 pounds). There's also sophomore Kevin Austin Jr., who spent his rookie campaign in the practice squad honing his skills.

Maybe one of the undrafted rookies the Jags signed — Elijah Woods, Jaray Jenkins, Oliver Martin — could come in and stand out in training camp but it wouldn't be a good idea to put your eggs on that proverbial basket yet.

The good news is that the team's brass has ample time to assess the position and sort out the depth chart. After all, there's an element of randomness to injuries but Jacksonville must be prepared in case they get hit next season.

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