After a weekend rookie minicamp that saw the Jaguars' 2021 draft class hit the practice field for the first time, the Big Cats made two roster moves on Monday.
The team signed sixth-round pick wide receiver Jalen Camp to his rookie contract. He is the first Jaguars' rookie from the 2021 draft class to sign. The former Georgia Tech Yellow Jacket stands nearly 6'2" tall and weighs in at a rock-solid 226-pounds. His athletic profile and skill set suggest he might be the next in a line of Tech receivers with more productive professional careers than college, thanks in large part to their option offense that doesn't exactly lend itself to big receiving numbers. Camp hauled in 27 catches for 417 yards and five touchdowns in nine games during his senior campaign in 2020. He regularly showed off his strength, length, and explosiveness, making impressive grabs down the field. But it won't be easy for Camp to carve out a role on offense early on. He joins a receiver room loaded with talent. He'll need to contribute on special teams to find the field early on in his rookie season.
The Jaguars also waived RB Ryquell Armstead. The 2019 fifth-round pick missed all of 2020 on the COVID-19 list. He was never able to return to the active roster after contracting the virus during the summer. Despite limited opportunities, Armstead showed promise during his rookie season with the Jaguars. The 5'11", 220-pound back displayed strong hands, catching 14 passes for 144 yards and two touchdowns. He carried the ball 35 times for 108 yards.
After waiving Ryquell Armstead, the Jaguars' roster sits at 89 players, one short of the limit. Is there a corresponding move on the way? Perhaps the Jaguars will officially ink quarterback-turned-tight end Tim Tebow to a deal in the coming days.
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