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Jaguars get another receiver with LSU’s D.J. Chark in second round

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The Jaguars knew that they would have a new look at wide receiver for 2018, when they had already said goodbye to both veterans Allen Robinson and Allen Hurns in free agency. Then, brought in Donte Moncrief on a one year deal from the Colts.

Well, the latest edition on Friday night is LSU lanky play maker wideout D.J. Chark, whom Jacksonville got with the 61st pick.

Here’s some more on the skill set of the 6’3 200 lb. Chark from NFL.com

Tall and fast, Chark is a linear route-runner who may need a limited route tree, but who has the potential to back safeties off the line of scrimmage. Chark will be coveted by play-action passing attacks looking to win with chunk plays down the field, but he’ll need to improve his ball skills to take advantage of all that speed. Chark could struggle early on against press coverage, but he has the ability to become a solid WR2.

Chark had just 40 catches but a gaudy 21.9 avg per catch and that included three touchdowns last season for the Bayou Bengals. LSU struggled with quarterback play over the last three seasons, and that has greatly affected their wide receiver’s production.

The Jaguars also drafted DeDe Westbrook in the fourth round a year ago. They also re-signed former first round pick Marqise Lee to a four year contract to bring him back.

So, there is obviously already some young depth at the position for Blake Bortles to throw to in 2018.

Now, the speedy Chark, who ran 4.34 at the NFL Scouting combine is added to that roster.

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