Jaguars add Laviska Shenault Jr. in Round 2

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The Jacksonville Jaguars selected wide receiver Laviska Shenault Jr. out of Colorado in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft, 42nd overall.

Shenault recorded six receiving touchdowns in his final campaign at Colorado. He joins a receiver corps led by D.J. Chark and Dede Westbrook.

Prospect Profile

School: Colorado
Height: 6-1
Weight: 227 lbs

Positives

  • Intriguing blend of size and athleticism
  • Home run hitter from anywhere on the field
  • Speed to stretch the field and make a big play after the catch
  • Tracks the ball well in the vertical game
  • Boasts the physicality and hands to thrive in contested situations
  • Powerful runner who constantly breaks tackles
  • Versatile enough to get to the ball in various ways.

Negatives

  • Tested slower than expected at the combine
  • Needs to refine his route-running
  • Lacks the wiggle to get out of breaks and separate with lateral quickness
  • Production took a major hit after a phenomenal 2018 season
  • Injury issues raise durability concerns

Bottom Line

Shenault is dripping with upside. One of the draft's highest-ceiling players overall, the Colorado wideout makes the jump to the NFL with all the traits of a true game-breaker. His routes need development and durability is a question mark, but the athleticism is borderline elite - a core muscle injury that required surgery after the combine is likely to blame for his slower-than-expected time. He's electric with the ball in his hands, and he's shown plenty of chops as a vertical threat. Shenault could be a star in a system that allows him to get the ball in creative ways.

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