Shenault turned in a promising rookie season, posting good-not-great efficiency marks and finishing strong. A 2nd-year leap with a QB upgrade in Trevor Lawrence is a distinct possibility.
The concerns are his injury history and role in new HC Urban Meyer’s offense. We’ll monitor Shenault closely this summer, but he looks like a WR3 target with upside.
He didn't get much attention due to Jacksonville's struggles, but Shenault enjoyed a successful rookie campaign. The 2020 second-round pick missed nearly three full games but was WR28 in fantasy points during the 13 weeks he played in full. The versatile Shenault produced 600 yards and five TDs on 58 receptions and added 91 yards on 18 rushes. His 6.0 aDOT was third lowest among WRs, but he made up yards with his post-catch ability (5.2 RAC ranked 18th). The 22-year-old played an expanded role late last season (8.3 targets per game after Week 13) and is a strong bet for a second-year leap with coach Urban Meyer and QB Trevor Lawrence added to the fold. Shenault is a good flex target, and a full-on breakout is possible.
One of the bright spots for the Jaguars offense in 2020 was rookie Laviska Shenault who impressed with 58 receptions, 600 yards and five touchdowns along with 91 rushing yards. Shenault's offensive talents still look to be emerging as he is adapting to the NFL level and as the Jaguars offense expands.