In last week’s NFL Draft, the Jacksonville Jaguars devoted a portion of their draft picks to help second-year quarterback Gardner Minshew.
After using their two first-round picks on cornerback C.J. Henderson and linebacker K’Lavon Chaisson, the Jags selected former Colorado wideout Laviska Shenault Jr. in the second round.
Shenault was a jack of all trades over his three-year collegiate career at the University of Colorado.
He had 1,943 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns along with 280 rushing yards and seven touchdowns on the ground. Simply put, if you get Shenault the ball, he’ll find a way to make a play.
With that in mind, head coach Doug Marrone has some ideas on the role that the rookie wideout will play within the offense this season.
“You can put him in the backfield. He can play Wildcat,” he said (h/t ESPN). “You can put him as the F tight end. You can do a lot of things with him. You see it on his tape in 2018 and 2019. That’s one of the things we looked at.”
Being able to have a player, who can do multiple things across various formations, is a good problem to have in today’s NFL. We’ve seen how the New Orleans Saints have been able to utilize Taysom Hill in multiple packages.
In regards to the Jags, they already have their potential number one wide receiver in D.J. Chark Jr., who can stretch the field. Now, you add in Shenault with his playmaking ability, and Jacksonville could be something to watch in the AFC South.