Jaguars ’Travis Etienne to work on the receiver in the new minibus
The Urban Meyer experiment continues to yield interesting results in Jacksonville.
The Jaguars first-year coach told reporters on Saturday that he will take on all of his minicamp representatives as the second runner led by Travis Etienne and the 25th overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.
By NFL Network Ian Rapoport:
#Jaguars Coach Urban Meyer told reporters that first-round Travis Etienne RB will host all of his minicamp representatives in the WR. “In the worst case scenario you have an elite race with receiver skills,” Meyer said. Apparently, Le’Veon Bell is in his time.
– Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 15, 2021
That’s definitely a way for your innovator to get into the offense.
While the players may not change positions when they reach the NFL, it may seem strange to happen to Etienne, given that the track record of success is retroactive. In fact, he consistently demonstrated that Clemson had an excellent catching ability, receiving a total of 102 receptions for 1,155 yards (11.3 yards per catch) and eight touchdowns.
In addition, Etienne was among the best college football defenders for the 2020 season, according to Pro Football Focus. He caught 48 passes for 588 yards – both the highest in a single season – and two touchdowns. He could serve his best with the Jaguars, as former Clemson star and first-class general candidate Trevor Lawrence will be the Jacksonville quarterback.
Travis Etienne will host all of his mini-camp representatives at the WR @RapSheet
Etienne is one of the first places in the CFB last season:
Receiving 90.9 marks (1.)
Receiving 88588 yards (1.)
🔸29 1st drop / TD receptions (1st) pic.twitter.com/YzL6SRMJZD
– PFF Fantasy Football (@PFF_Fantasy) May 15, 2021
That said, Etienne’s passporting ability becomes a double threat as a runner; it does not guarantee a successful passage to a wide range of full-time recipients. It’s unclear whether Meyer thought about changing Etienne’s position (5-10, 215 pounds) when he wrote it, but that could have been James Robinson (1,070 yards, seven touchdowns in 2020) as effective as an unedited start.
You can say one thing about movement: it’s people talking. Add coaching decisions from Tim Tebow and Meyer to the mix, and the Jaguars are one of the most interesting teams in the 2021 NFL season.