JACKSONVILLE — Senior writer John Oehser and Jaguars analyst Bucky Brooks examine the Jaguars’ tight end position in this position-by-position look at the 22 offseason:
2021 starters: Chris Manhertz (11), James O’Shaughnessy (6), Jacob Hollister (2), Luke Farrell (4), Dan Arnold (3).
2021 at a Glance: The Jaguars began the 2021 season continuing a long-running search for a playmaker at the position, appearing to find one in Arnold for a mid-season run before they injured him late in the season. Arnold, acquired in a September trade with the Carolina Panthers, emerged as one of rookie quarterback Trevor Lawrence’s consistent options and played in eight games with three starts; he caught 28 passes for 324 yards before ending the season on injured reserve with a knee injury. The Jaguars expected a strong contribution from Manhertz in the running game, with O’Shaughnessy – in his seventh NFL season, fifth with the Jaguars – catching 24 passes in seven games for 244 yards. Jaguars tight ends caught 74 passes for 770 yards and a touchdown with Manhertz’s only touchdown in Week 1.
Offseason storyline: The Jaguars for the first time in recent memory entered the 2022 offseason without a glaring need at tight end, with Manhertz — acquired as an unrestricted free agent in the 2021 offseason — a front-line blocking tight end in Arnold in less than half a season proves to be one of the franchise’s better pass-catching tight ends in recent memory. They then bolstered the group by signing unrestricted free agent Evan Engram, a first-round selection by the New York Giants in the 2017 NFL Draft who has 262 career receptions for 2,828 yards and 16 touchdowns with 46 receptions for 408 yards and three touchdowns . this past season. Farrell, a fifth-round pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, proved a capable option as a rookie. Jaguars Head Coach Doug Pederson’s offense historically uses the tight end extensively — more so than the Jaguars have typically done in recent seasons. “If you look at a successful quarterback in the league right now, the tight end is probably at the top of the list for a quarterback,” Pederson said. “The one position: Everything is kind of right over the ball, right in front of the quarterback. You also have to have a dynamic receiver, but the tight end position becomes the quarterback’s best friend.” Pederson has talked since joining the Jaguars in February that tight end is one of the team’s stronger positions. It looks stronger as the Jaguars turn from free agency to the draft.
Bucky Brooks’ top three tight end prospects: Jalen Wydermyer, Texas A&M; Cade Otton, Washington; Trey McBride, Colorado State.
Offseason acquisition: Engram (New York Giants).
Offseason departures: O’Shaughnessy, Hollister, Warring.
Oehser’s analysis: This was a position to watch as the offseason began, and it wasn’t surprising that the Jaguars made a remarkable move here by signing Engram. Arnold has quickly emerged as a capable option down the middle of the field for Lawrence, and he has the ability to make plays in the red zone and on third down the Jaguars have lacked for far too long. Pederson’s offense in Philadelphia was tight-end-centric, using two-tight-end sets with the position figuring heavily in the passing offense — and Engram’s addition gives the Jaguars at least two capable receiving options at the position, which should help give offense. Versatility meets him offensively. “It just makes that room a little bit better,” Pederson said of the addition of Engram. “You throw in Dan Arnold and now you have a couple of guys who can really stretch the field with Manhertz and Farrell. That room was one of the better rooms on the team and now we’ve made it a little bit better.”
Brooks’ analysis: The Jaguars improved this position with midseason acquisition Arnold and marquee free-agent signee Engram. The duo gives Pederson a pair of versatile pass catchers with the size, speed and athleticism to create mismatches in various “12” personnel packages. With Manhertz and Farrell on the roster as true “Y” candidates, the Jaguars have enough depth and flexibility to challenge opponents from multiple tight end packages with or without a draft weekend addition.
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