The Jacksonville Jaguars rookie minicamp was this past weekend. Though the practices were not open to the public, some good nuggets came out. From Trevor Lawrence‘s pitch count, to Travis Etienne‘s usage, and Jalen Camp’s progress things are moving along. Here are some highlights from the Jaguars 2021 Rookie Mini Camp.
News and Notes From Jacksonville Jaguars Rookie Minicamp
— #DUUUVAL (@Jaguars) May 16, 2021
Trevor Lawrence is the Jaguars quarterback of the future. He’s finally donned a Jaguar helmet (albeit for practice) and run some plays in practice. Like the tweet above says, Lawrence’s pass looked majestic. He’s the real deal and the regular season can’t get here soon enough. One thing of note, Lawrence is currently on a pitch count. Of course, this is because Lawrence had surgery on his left labrum in February (non-throwing shoulder). His recovery is going well and this is precautionary, to ensure he has a smooth start to his NFL career.
#Jaguars coach Urban Meyer told reporters that first-round RB Travis Etienne will take all of his minicamp reps at WR. “Worst case scenario you have a running back that's elite with receiver skills,” Meyer said. Similar, it seems, to Le’Veon Bell in his prime.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 15, 2021
Travis Etienne made news the other day in a big way. It was reported that Etienne took all of his snaps at wide receiver during rookie minicamp. Of course, this became cannon fodder for reporters and detractors of Meyer’s plans for Jacksonville. But this cross-training at receiver isn’t out of nowhere. After the team drafted Etienne, Meyer had this to say: “Someone said why would you take another running back? He’s much more than a running back”, Meyer said at the time. “He’s a slash.” Slash is the keyword. Etienne can play running back already and the team is sharpening his skills at receiver. Etienne has the chance to become a special player.
— #DUUUVAL (@Jaguars) May 17, 2021
Rookie minicamp, meet Jalen Camp. Camp is a sixth-round pick in this year’s draft. He’s 6’2” and 220 pounds. With DJ Chark, Laviska Shenault, Marvin Jones Jr., Collin Johnson, Phillip Dorsett, and Jamal Agnew it’ll be a crowded receiver corps. But Camp has a rare combination of size and speed. He might just be worth more than the sixth round pick that brought him to Jax one day. The team signed him on Monday, the first of the 2021 class.
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