7. D.J. Chark
Minshew Mania made all the headlines in Jacksonville last year, but the reality is the rookie quarterback benefited from the weapons he had around him. In particular, Chark’s ability to make big plays on the outside really opened things up for Minshew.
73 receptions may not jump off the stats page at anyone, but the fact that Chark turned those catches into 1,008 yards and eight touchdowns should make NFL fans, media and executives take notice. Chark is a serious weapon when he gets a chance to work down the field against single coverage.
Every NFL offense needs a player like Chark who can strike fear in the hearts of opposing defensive backs. The Jaguars knew his technique needed work when they drafted him out of LSU. 2019 was the season where his skill finally started to catch up with his elite athleticism.
The question for Chark to answer now is just how good he can become. Any gains he makes from this point forward give him a chance to become a superstar. He may never lead the league in catches, but he could lead his peers in yards and touchdowns one day.