2. Laviska Shenault, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars
A second-round pick back in 2020, Laviska Shenault hasn’t truly broken out just yet with the Jacksonville Jaguars. In his first two NFL seasons, he has 121 receptions for 1,219 yards with five touchdowns (none of which came in 2021). He also has 132 yards on 29 rushing attempts and has been working with the return team as well.
Of course, it’s not entirely his fault that his numbers haven’t been better. Simply put, the Jags have been a mess for several years, and 2021 was especially bad thanks to the Urban Meyer fiasco.
The belief is that someone with Shenault’s talent could really take off if he were to land with a better offense, and there were some rumors floating around earlier in the offseason that he could be available. Maybe that’s not still the case since he’s been looking good in camp, but it’s still worth a call for Dallas.
Currently, the Cowboys receiving corps is talented but thin. They have CeeDee Lamb and Michael Gallup, but Gallup can’t be expected to run out there at 100 percent since he’s recovering from a torn ACL suffered at the end of the season.
They do have James Washington, but he was seen walking around in a boot, so that could mean rookie third-round pick Jalen Tolbert is going to be leaned on heavily from the start.
Due to the injuries, Shenault would make a ton of sense. He also wouldn’t just be an insurance policy. The WR would be an excellent third receiver when all players are healthy and can contribute on special teams as well.