The Jaguars are roughly a month away from reporting to TIAA Bank Field for their annual training camp. Prior to their pre-camp break, the team took part in 10 organized team activity workouts and three mandatory minicamp practices as part of the third and final phase of the offseason program.
Below are five offensive players who stood out during the Phase 3 workouts:
The Jaguars' starting quarterback inspired confidence during Phase 3 with improved accuracy and impressive chemistry with his new weapons. While he surrendered four interceptions in 13 workouts/practices, his throws were - for the most part - on point. Bortles seemed very comfortable with his improved throwing motion after spending even more time working on it California. He really stood out when throwing to new tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins, new wide receiver Donte Moncrief and second-year playmaker Keelan Cole.
Seferian-Jenkins signed a two-year deal with the Jaguars during the second wave of free agency. While he was pegged as an immediate starter and a solid receiving threat, Phase 3 allowed the veteran tight end to make a statement that he is more than just a role player. Seferian-Jenkins was constantly open during non-contact practices and made impressive catch after impressive catch. The buzz is building around Seferian-Jenkins entering training camp and rightfully so.
When Moncrief was signed to replace Allen Robinson during free agency, there was a bit of a "really?" feeling among the fan base. During Phase 3 of the offseason program, Moncrief appeared to be just what the Jaguars were looking for. After an injury-riddled four-year stint in Indianapolis, Moncrief is finally healthy and he was able to show off his speed on deep routes throughout OTAs. Moncrief's deep-threat ability may take a safety away from the tackle box, allowing Leonard Fournette and the rest of the Jaguars running backs to pick up additional yardage this season.
While his speed has been his calling card, Chark's 6-foot-3, 199-pound frame was his key asset during the offseason program. Chark made highlight catches throughout the offseason program, snatching passes out of the air with ease. Jaguars backup quarterback Cody Kessler was quick to praise Chark following mandatory minicamp, as the rookie made the former Cleveland Brown look good throughout Phase 3.
The former undrafted free agent reignited the spark between him and Bortles early on during OTAs. Bortles targeted Cole often during the workouts and the wide receiver made the most of the attention. Entering his second training camp, Cole hasn't skipped a beat this offseason and seems poised to be the Jaguars' third wide receiver this season. He can line up anywhere but may be the best option the Jaguars have in the slot.
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