The Jacksonville Jaguars finished up with Day 6 of training camp today and like yesterday I was there. Here’s what stood out to me.
WR6 battle heating up
It seems like the other wide receivers read yesterday’s praise regarding Rashad Greene’s emergence in the sixth receiver battle, as both Allen Lazard and Shane Wynn had excellent days.
Wynn was able to consistently get separation against opposing defensive backs in red zone drills. He burned cornerback Tyler Patmon in back-to-back drills, showcasing his elusiveness.
Lazard, too, had a fine day during team reps. He caught a long ball from Tanner Lee — but perhaps what was most impressive was the amount of separation he created on that play.
Consequently, Greene took a step back. He dropped a so-so ball from Blake Bortles. He also bobbled another pass from Cody Kessler, allowing Jalen Myrick enough time to swoop in and make the breakup.
DJ Chark showcases talent
After the Jaguars selected DJ Chark with their second round pick of the 2018 NFL Draft, they noted how they were nervous leading up to it — as they weren’t sure if Chark was going to fall to them.
Apparently, had Taven Bryan not fallen to them in the first round, the Jaguars were ready to select Chark. Today’s practice showcased why Chark may be the most physically gifted wide receiver from this class.
Running a 4.34 40-yard dash at 6’3” and 200 pounds, the knock on Chark coming out of college was his inability to catch in traffic. If he continues to trend in this direction, Chark may be the steal of the draft. Just check out this rep of him burning Ramsey.
Not convinced? Here’s another one.
AJ Bouye had an excellent day
For all the hype we give Ramsey, Bouye equally deserves some. Especially after recording two interceptions during 11-on-11 drills. I was able to get footage of one, but my view wasn’t too good.
Blake Bortles struggles
Bortles had a shaky practice. After an excellent morning start where he delivered accurate balls to spots only the wide receivers could grab, the artificial crowd noise drill halted his momentum. During team reps, he was charted at 7-for-17 with two interceptions.
The picks by Bouye appeared to startle Bortles, as his timing on back shoulders and fades wasn’t as crisp as before.
Hunter Dimick is a name to watch
Hunter Dimick has quietly put together a solid training camp. Today, he absolutely dusted Cam Robinson on back to back reps — once with an inside rip move that was powerful and impressive. It remains to be seen if it’ll translate to making the 53-man roster.
Tashaun Gipson is picking up where he left off
It was good to see Tashaun Gipson healthy and backing up his predictions from yesterday’s presser. Here’s footage of an impressive rep against Austin Sefarian-Jenkins, whom he handled with ease.
I’m excited for Gipson this season, as he absolutely deserved a Pro-Bowl nod based on his performance last year.
I’ll be back tomorrow at 10:30am EST tomorrow to cover Day 7 of training camp. Let me know if there’s anything you want covered!