JAGUARS 2021 ROOKIE MINI CAMP PRIMER
Jaguars' rookie minicamp will begin today, Friday, May 14th and will run through Sunday, May 16th.
It'll be the first chance the Jaguars' incoming 2021 rookies have to take the field. Well, some of them, that is.
Trevor Lawrence, the first overall pick from Clemson, will be limited after undergoing surgery to repair his non-throwing shoulder. The extent of his expected participation isn't known at this point, but if all continues to go well, he'll be in line to begin training camp in July with no limitations.
The 65th overall pick, 6-foot 216-pound safety Andre Cisco, is still rehabbing from an ACL tear he suffered during the second week of the 2020 season at Syracuse. He told the media he was at about 85% following the draft, so he'll be limited.
45th overall pick, offensive tackle Walker Little, hasn't played since week one of the 2019 season when he, too, tore his ACL. Little opted out in 2020, so he'll use this minicamp to reacclimate himself to football. He said following the draft that he's 100%, but he still hasn't played football in nearly two years. The former Stanford Cardinal stands 6'7" and weighs in at 313-pounds.
The 106th pick, USC defensive tackle Jay Tufele, was another 2020 opt-out, so he'll be looking to get his sea legs under him as well. Tufele is 6'2" and 305-pounds.
Everyone else in this draft class, including 25th pick Clemson running back Travis Etienne, 33rd pick Georgia cornerback Tyson Campbell, 121st pick UAB edge rusher Jordan Smith, 145th pick Ohio State tight end Luke Farrell, and 209th pick Georgia Tech receiver Jalen Camp, should be good to go.
The Jags also signed six undrafted free agents, including Alabama linebacker Dylan Moses, Illinois wide receiver Josh Ihmatorbhebe, Sother Miss wide receiver Tim Jones, Georgia cornerback DJ Daniel, Charleston defensive tackle Kenny Randall, and Louisiana-Monroe cornerback Corey Straughter. Of the undrafted rookies, all should be a full-go outside of Dylan Moses, who injured his knee in 2019 and, despite playing in 2020, never regained his previous form.
I won't be in attendance for the media day on Saturday, May 15th, because my lovely wife made previous plans for us on my 30th birthday, but I'll be paying attention to what my fellow reporters have to say.
Will Tyson Campbell, who is long and athletic but unproven at the catch point, show some ball skills?
Will 6'2", 226-pound receiver Jalen Camp, another Georgia Tech receiver that appears to have a chance to be a more productive pro than college player, show off his elite athleticism? Route running ability? Hands?
Will Travis Etienne's speed be apparent, even in shorts?
Is Walker Little as flexible and athletic as advertised after missing nearly two years of football?
Has Jordan Smith undergone a transformation, as reported, adding a ton of lean muscle to his frame?
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