Jags 1 of 2 teams to send WRs coaches to Boise State’s pro day as Khalil Shakir worked out

The Jacksonville Jaguars’ coaching staff has been busy ever since Doug Pederson hired them, but they’ve especially done a lot of traveling these last few weeks in terms of pro day visits. For new receivers coach Chris Jackson, that included a trip to the west coast on Wednesday as he was seen at Boise States pro day according to various reporters.

That’s no coincidence as their leading receiver Khalil Shakir took the field today to simulate some routes, as well as improve his vertical leap. He registered a 38.5 figure in the process, which was four inches better than his combine figure from earlier in the month.

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Shakir led the Broncos in receiving yards this past season, garnering 77 catches for 1,117 yards and seven touchdowns. He followed that up with a good showing at the Senior Bowl and has moved his stock to the third to fourth round range.

It’s not shocking the Jags sent someone to check out Boise’s top receiver as they still could use some help at the position despite adding Christian Kirk and Zay Jones in free agency.

At 6-foot-0, 196 pounds, Shakir is a tough receiver who doesn’t like to go down easily, which makes him a problem after the catch. He’s also acrobatic and can haul in difficult throws, which is always a good trait to have as rookies sometimes struggle to separate in the NFL early in their careers.

The Jags have the top picks in the third and fourth rounds. They also have an extra third-rounder (No. 70) from the Carolina Panthers, which was acquired when they traded cornerback C.J. Henderson. That gives them plenty of opportunities to take a swing on Shakir if he’s available, and they can’t get a receiver sooner.