Kenny Shaw was the forgotten man with the Florida State Seminoles over the last few seasons. He was overshadowed by Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Jameis Winston and the Seminoles two other top-notch pass catches – the Seminoles’ leading receiver, Rashad Greene and the Carolina Panthers’ first round pick and Seminoles’ touchdown leader, Kelvin Benjamin.
Shaw was the team’s third-leading receiver but because of the talent of Greene and Benjamin, that is nothing to scoff at. Shaw was a very reliable receiver who in spite of his small stature (Shaw is 6’0 and 170 lbs.) would still go across the middle, taking a lot of big hits in order to convert third downs over the course of his four-year Seminoles’ career.
Shaw went undrafted, which was clearly a disappointment, but wound up joining the Cleveland Browns as an undrafted free agent. The Browns had an obvious need at the position, so the signing made sense. However, things didn’t work out in Cleveland for Shaw.
On Friday, Mark Long of The Associated Press reported the Jaguars were working out Shaw and on Saturday, John Oehser of Jaguars.com reported the Jaguars have officially signed Shaw.
Jaguars working out former FSU WR Kenny Shaw right now
— Mark Long (@APMarkLong) August 1, 2014
Jaguars have signed WR Kenny Shaw, DT David Carter, LB Josh Hull ….
— John Oehser (@JohnOehser) August 2, 2014
The Jaguars have a huge hole at wide receiver so this is probably a good spot for Shaw. Former first round pick Justin Blackmon’s career is in doubt while second-year receiver Ace Sanders is suspended for the first four games of the 2014 season for violating the league’s substance abuse policy.
Shaw had 933 yards and six touchdowns on 54 receptions for the Seminoles last season.