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Jaguars pick Laviska Shenault Jr. in 2020 NFL Draft

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The Jacksonville Jaguars have selected Laviska Shenault Jr with the No. 42 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.

A junior from the University of Colorado, Shenault fell due to injury issues, but should come in and be the No. 2 receiver next to DJ Chark Jr. He had six touchdowns and 925 yards from scrimmage in an injury-plagued season for the Buffaloes.

Laviska Shenault, Jr.

6’1, 227 pounds

4.58 40-yard dash

When the ball is in his hands, Shenault is a big play waiting to happen. He has the speed and the shiftiness to take a short route to the house every time. His 40 time scared a lot of people, but he was battling an injury throughout the season. His play speed is a lot faster than his combine speed, and Shenault can take the top off of any defense with his speed and playmaking.

Playmaking is something this wide receiver group needs in Jacksonville. Outside of Chark Jr., no wideout really established themselves as the number two receiver in the offense. However, with new offensive coordinator Jay Gruden and his West Coast offense, there needs to be a guy who can take short routes the distance and take the top off of a defense. Shenault can do that in bunches.