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Is Jaguars WR D.J. Chark Jr. Ready for a Breakout 2020?

As the Jags get set for what should be an odd 2020 season, there’s one player on their roster that could be due for a big season, that being wide out D.J. Chark Jr.

NFL.com today has a piece out with breakout stars from around the NFL, and Chark Jr. is right at the top of the list.

Here’s what they had to say about the receiver:

My choice for a breakout veteran is third-year Jacksonville wide receiver D.J. Chark Jr. Yes, Chark made the Pro Bowl last season, but little attention is ever paid to the Jaguars’ passing game. It’s time to change that. Chark is big (6-foot-4), fast (ran the 40-yard dash in 4.34 seconds) and had 73 receptions for 1,008 yards and eight touchdowns last season. Seventeen of those receptions went for at least 20 yards, and he has had a superb training camp in which his bond with quarterback Gardner Minshew has been showcased. New offensive coordinator Jay Gruden calls Chark a “specimen,” and he has already talked about using him in the slot in addition to the outside, where he flourished last season.

The Jaguars feel good about the weapons they are putting around Minshew, which also includes Dede Westbrook, rookie Laviska Shenault, Chris Conley and the tight end signed in free agency, Tyler Eifert. But there’s not much question that Minshew’s No. 1 target is Chark, and my prediction is this is the first time we’re going to be talking this much about a Jaguars receiver since the Allens — Robinson and Hurns — were in Duval.


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