3 reasonable expectations for Jaguars WR Zay Jones in 2023

• Here's a look at what Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Zay Jones brings to the table in 2023 coming off a career year.
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1. Conversely, Jaguars WR Zay Jones could have yet another banner year

Zay Jones enters the 2023 NFL season with lower expectations despite his performance with the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2022. While his role in the revamped offense may evolve with the addition of Calvin Ridley, Jones still has the opportunity to make a significant impact.

By focusing on playing faster, improving his efficiency, and capitalizing on his chances, Jones can continue his progress and contribute to the success of the Jaguars.

And yet, despite his career-high output in 2022, Zay Jones is being drafted as the 57th-ranked wide receiver this year. This discrepancy in his ADP reflects the uncertainty surrounding his role in the revamped Jacksonville offense. While he may not be the highest-drafted receiver in drafts this season, Jones still has the potential for a breakout year. His ceiling may be limited without an injury ahead of him, making him a fringe candidate for the WR4/5 position.

It's important to keep an eye on Jones and monitor his progress throughout the preseason. If he can continue to show growth and improvement. Jones was one of the best WR2 in the NFL last year, and having fewer chances to make an impact in 2023 will fuel his performance. He will be a greater mismatch for defenses leading to bigger breakout plays. If either Kirk or Ridley goes down, Jones will be in the perfect place to step up and step out.

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