Today, the Jaguars announced that it has signed the first of its nine drafted players from the 2021 NFL Draft, signing rookie wide receiver Jalen Camp. The team also announced that it has waived third-year running back Ryquell Armstead.
Camp, selected in the sixth round of the 2021 NFL Draft, played his collegiate career at Georgia Tech. He would go on to play in 49 games with the Yellow Jackets, catching 48 passes for 808 yards and five touchdowns.
Last season, Camp hauled in 27 receptions for 417 yards and four touchdowns as the Yellow Jackets transitioned to a pro-style offense.
Camp showcased incredible athletic measurables during his pro day in March, running a 40-yard dash in 4.43 seconds, while jumping 39.5 inches in the vertical jump. He would also go on to bench press 30 repetitions of 225 pounds which would have been an NFL combine record for wide receivers.
“Our receiver coach came down, we’re right at the end and still a couple short and he’s a guy that we studied,” Meyer indicated following the draft earlier this month.
“I did not study him as much as [Wide Receivers Coach] Sanjay [Lal] did and our scouting staff. If you look at his measurables, he’s a big, fast guy that we had a great call with and look forward to working with him.”
Armstead, originally drafted by the Jaguars in the fifth round of the 2019 NFL Draft did not play last season after being placed on the team’s reserve/covid list twice. In 2019, Armstead accounted for 35 rushing attempts for 108 yards, while catching 14 receptions for 144 yards and three touchdowns.
Jacksonville selected running back Travis Etienne in the first round of last month’s draft, and signed running back Carlos Hyde in free agency in March.
The team’s roster is now set at 89, with the assumption now that the team could be making room for former quarterback turned tight end Tim Tebow.