Colts: 3 surprise division rivals who could burn Indy
By Jerry Trotta
1. Laviska Shenault Jr.
The Jaguars could have a sneaky good offense in 2021 following the selections of Lawrence and Clemson teammate Travis Etienne in the first round of the draft.
The former Tigers will join a skill position group that features talents like DJ Chark, Laviska Shenault Jr., Marvin Jones, whom the Jags added in free agency, and running backs James Robinson and Carlos Hyde. That has to be a little intimidating for the Colts, no?
Laviska Shenault is one of the most dynamic players in the AFC South.
Speaking in terms of Shenault, his dynamism could give the Colts headaches. Jacksonville’s second-round pick from 2020 got off to a slow start as a rookie (mostly due to injuries), but absolutely balled out in the second half of the season.
In 14 games, Shenault snagged 58 catches for 600 yards and five touchdowns, adding 91 yards over 18 carries on the ground. It’s worth noting that three of those scores came vs the Colts, so you better believe the Jaguars will look to get him the ball against Indy in 2021.
Shenault isn’t the most physically-imposing receiver in Jacksonville’s offense, but he has the potential to rip the Colts apart on underneath routes and in the red zone, especially now that the Jaguars have other weapons who’ll command attention from Matt Eberflus.