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Projecting Jacksonville Jaguars skill position depth chart and fantasy impact

Jaguars look to start showing signs of life as their 2021 draft selections get to work.

Can Jacksonville win over 7.5 games this year?

The Jacksonville Jaguars stuck with Gardner Minshew last season in their successful attempt to tank for Trevor Lawrence. They ended up winning one game and that was against he Colts in Week 1! The plan wasn’t a secret, as the Jaguars dumped all their high-paid veterans for draft picks, loading up for the 2021 draft while putting an inferior product on the field to lose games. But now is the time for them to show their fans that the rebuild is working.

Quarterback

  1. Trevor Lawrence
  2. Gardner Minshew II
  3. C.J. Beathard
  4. Jake Luton

Running back

  1. James Robinson
  2. Travis Etienne
  3. Carlos Hyde
  4. Dare Ogunbowale

Wide receiver

  1. D.J. Chark
  2. Marvin Jones Jr.
  3. Laviska Shenault Jr.
  4. Collin Johnson
  5. Phillip Dorsett
  6. Jamal Agnew
  7. Jalen Camp

Tight end

  1. Chris Manhertz
  2. James O’Shaughnessy
  3. Luke Farrell
  4. Tim Tebow

Biggest offseason changes

The Jaguars drafted Lawrence No. 1 overall, so he’s locked in as the starter from Day 1. Their second pick, also in the first round, was Etienne, Lawrence’s college teammate. They also added running back Hyde in free agency, giving them three starting caliber backs.

Their biggest receiving acquisition was Marvin Jones, a free agent pickup from Detroit. They are fairly thin at pass catchers with no useful tight ends and good, but not great starting wide receivers. Chark, Jones, and Shenault are good players while Johnson showed ability last season, but they’ll need Shenault and Johnson to step up.

Biggest questions for fantasy football

Running back appears to be a mess for fantasy, as Robinson played out of his mind last season, but Etienne has the college numbers and draft capital to take away looks from him, while Hyde has a similar skill set to Robinson. Etienne is going to be used as a receiving back to start, but he could easily cut into more than just Robinson’s targets this season.

There will likely be a learning curve for Lawrence and his receivers, but Chark should be able to separate himself as the No. 1 target. Lawrence should also be able to buoy his fantasy numbers with touchdown runs, but overall hewill still be inconsistent as a fantasy producer in his rookie season.