Undrafted rookie James Robinson is the starting tailback in Jacksonville

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Of the 16 rookies who made the initial 53-man roster in Jacksonville, one of the undrafted rookies will be the starting tailback.

James Robinson, an undrafted free agent from Illinois State, performed well enough not only to get the Jaguars to dump Leonard Fournette but also to install Robinson as the top option on the depth chart.

The Jaguars’ initial configuration of players shows Robinson as No. 1, Devine Ozigbo as No. 2, and Chris Thompson as No. 3.

Elsewhere on the offensive depth chart, Chris Conley and D.J. Chark are listed as the starting receivers. Rookie second-rounder Laviska Shenault, Jr. backs up Conley. Dede Westbrook surprisingly is a third-string option.

Defensively, rookie first-rounder Chris Henderson is listed as one of the starting cornerbacks. Rookie first-rounder K’Lavon Chaisson is not in the starting lineup at defensive end.

Of the rookies on the roster, only Robinson, Henderson, and long snapper Ross Matiscik are listed as starters.

11 responses to “Undrafted rookie James Robinson is the starting tailback in Jacksonville

  1. Dede Westbrook should request a trade. I’m not claiming that he’s a WR1 or WR2, but he’s much better than a backup WR on a clearly tanking Jacksonville team. Teams with weak WR cores like the Eagles, Dolphins, Bengals, Pats, or Raiders should be making phone calls to see what it would cost for a trade. At this point, it looks like he could be had for a 6th or 7th round pick.

  2. Sounds like they should have been one of the teams that went after Leonard Fournette … oh wait.

  3. Jags gonna suprise people. They are better than what people think. Young draft picks look promising and will start the new change in Jacksonville !

    #JAGSNATIONRISEUP

    #MINSHEWMANIA

  4. You B. Crazy says:
    September 8, 2020 at 11:03 am
    Dede Westbrook should request a trade. I’m not claiming that he’s a WR1 or WR2, but he’s much better than a backup WR on a clearly tanking Jacksonville team. Teams with weak WR cores like the Eagles, Dolphins, Bengals, Pats, or Raiders should be making phone calls to see what it would cost for a trade. At this point, it looks like he could be had for a 6th or 7th round pick.

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    Not many teams have a better WR than DeVante Parker and not many teams have a better duo than Parker and Preston Williams. For the record.

  5. They are going to tank horribly, draft a QB, then watch that guys career get destroyed by year 3 because he has zero talent around him

  6. “Ever see that movie Major League with Charlie Sheen?”
    ______________

    This guy’s dead.
    Well, cross him off the list then.

  7. Maybe he’s good. After all, there have been plenty of UFAs that did quite well in the NFL. Something tells me though that since this is the Jags, this is not one of those cases. I’d be surprised if they more than a handful of guys on that roster that could make any of the other 31 teams.

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