Laviska Shenault is a wide receiver for the Jacksonville Jaguars. He was born in Irving, Texas, and at DeSoto High School, he played football and basketball. Shenault attended the University of Colorado Boulder, spending three seasons with the Buffaloes. Shenault's final college stats were 149 receptions for 1,943 yards and ten touchdowns.
Laviska Shenault had been a dominant part of the Buffaloes' passing game, with a 69th percentile College Dominator Rating of 35.1 percent and an 85th percentile Target Share of 28.3 percent. Coupled with his workout metrics, which included a 37th percentile 40 time of 4.58, Shenault's closest comparable player coming into the NFL was A.J. Brown. But Shenault has 20th percentile hand size at 9". The Jaguars took Shenault with the 42nd overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.
Shenault played 62.2 percent of the offensive snaps as a rookie, with 385 routes run (No.59 among all wide receivers) and commanding 79 targets. His target share of 15.3 percent was 65th. Shenault was not a featured target downfield, commanding just a 12.1 percent share of the Jaguars air yards. Shenault ran 426 routes in 2021 but again only appeared on 69.3 percent of the snaps. His air yard share increased but only to 13.8 percent. He saw just five deep balls all year. Shenault was No.16 in YAC, finishing with 404. He was No.12 with seven drops. After the Jaguars spent big on Christian Kirk and Zay Jones in free agency, it may be hard for Shenault to see the field in 2022. A change of scenery may be on the horizon and what he needs to live up to his second-round draft capital.