Jacksonville Jaguars: Rookie expectations for the 2020 season

Jacksonville Jaguars rookie cornerback C.J. Henderson (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
Jacksonville Jaguars rookie cornerback C.J. Henderson (Photo Credit: Getty Images) /
3 of 7
Laviska Shenault Jr., Jacksonville Jaguars
Jacksonville Jaguars rookie wide receiver Laviska Shenault (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images) /

Laviska Shenault, WR

2020 expectation: Low volume, high production

Many fans expected the Jacksonville Jaguars to add a wide receiver with one of their two first-round picks in the 2020 NFL Draft, but they decided to use those picks on revamping their defense instead.

I believe that ended up being a great move because they were still able to land a pass-catcher in the second-round who I had as a Day-1 talent in Laviska Shenault Jr.

The term “Swiss-Army knife” is popular amongst do-it-all offensive play-makers but I’m not sure any prospect fits that description more than Shenault.

The former Colorado Buffalo was used in a multitude of ways in college and was dangerous any time he touched the football. In his 31 career appearances, Shenault had over 1,900 yards receiving, 280 yards rushing, scored 17 touchdowns and averaged 11.6 yards per touch.

He is an absolute weapon with the ball in his hands and I think if he’s used correctly, he could be an important piece to the Jacksonville Jaguars offense in 2020.

While his position on the depth chart likely won’t lead to a ton of opportunities in year-one, I think Shenault will make the most of his chances and prove to be a dangerous wrinkle for Jay Gruden.