Jaguars beat Lions in Preseason Week 2: WR competition heating up, other takeaways

• The Jaguars rested their starters in a 27-5 win vs. the Lions

• Cam Robinson didn't look great

• The competition at wide receiver continues

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The Jaguars will have to make some choices at receiver for the 2023 season

Both the Lions' and the Jaguars' offenses were underwhelming early in the game. It wasn't until wide receiver Parker Washington caught a 15-yard touchdown pass that things started to heat up. Before that, the biggest offensive highlight — at least coming from Jacksonville — was a 48-yard touchdown reception by Tim Jones.

Entering the third quarter, the Jags were leading 13-0. That's when the rest of their wide receiver corps started to make noise. Jacob Harris, who came up with a huge play the previous week, reeled in a 23-yard catch while Elijah Cooks had two receptions for 69 yards. Also, Seth Williams hauled in three receptions for 36 catches against Detroit.

Right now, Calvin Ridley, Christian Kirk, Zay Jones, and Jamal Agnew are locks to make the team. Thus, those receivers competing for a roster spot will have a last chance to shine. Even the ones who have failed to show out (Kevin Austin) will have one last opportunity to make the case.

At 6'5", the undrafted Elijah Cooks would give the Jags a huge red-zone target while Parker Washington's ability to churn out yards after the catch would give the offense a boost. However, they both face tough competition from Seth Williams and Jacob Harris, both of whom shined in training camp and have had a productive preseason.

Tim Jones, who made the 53-man roster is also in the mix and won't give up without a fight. It will be interesting to see who the Jaguars end up keeping but it looks like the battle for those last two (probably) spots on the depth chart will come to the wire.

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