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Campservations: OTAs, Day 4

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JACKSONVILLE – The Jaguars held Day 4 of 2022 Organized Team Activities (OTAs) Tuesday.

The team is scheduled to hold six more such unpadded, non-contact practices inside TIAA Bank Field over the next two weeks followed by a three-day mandatory minicamp the following week. OTAs mark the start of Phase 3 of the voluntary offseason program, with teams able to hold 7-on-7 and 11-on-11 drills.

Here are Monday's "campservations" from four members of Jaguars Media – senior writer John Oehser, senior correspondent Brian Sexton, senior reporter/editor J.P. Shadrick and team reporter Ashlyn Sullivan:

Jaguars Senior Writer John Oehser…

  • Tuesday's Day 4 OTA practice had an inside-out feel – with the team starting practice outside in TIAA Bank Field before lightning prompted a move inside the Daily's Place Flex Field. Once inside, we again got early hints of how this Jaguars offense will look in quarterback Trevor Lawrence's first season running Head Coach Doug Pederson's offense. Newly-signed free agent tight end Evan Engram as expected will be key – and will play a large role moving around in the formation. Pederson has a reputation for creatively and productively using tight ends – and veteran tight end Dan Arnold figures to be key, too. Among Tuesday's highlights: A nice, high-velocity pass from Lawrence down the middle of the field to Arnold for a 20-to-25-yard gain. Wide receiver Christian Kirk continues to look quick in and out of routes, and his timing with Lawrence appears good. Another highlight Tuesday: A long pass down the sideline from backup quarterback C.J. Beathard to third-year wide receiver Laviska Shenault Jr. late in practice. Also of note: With left tackle Cam Robinson not practicing because of a travel issue, both Walker Little and Jawaan Taylor worked at right and left offensive tackle Tuesday.

Jaguars Senior Correspondent Brian Sexton …

  • The 2022 offseason is 180 degrees different than 2021 from an execution standpoint. Pederson's staff is loaded with former players, many of whom have been in winning locations, so it seems as if everyone knows how it should look. On Tuesday, the team left the game field for the indoor practice facility when weather rolled in; by the time the media made their way to the Flex Field, the club was already back working. That wouldn't have been the case last year. The tempo is high, Pederson is always challenging his coaches and players with different situations – and if there was a hiccup in practice, I didn't see it. The passing game on Tuesday was as sharp as I can recall with the ball rarely touching the ground. That's how it's supposed to look; again, we're not entirely used to that. This staff has this roster in a place where it can rise from last year's ashes. That's after just a few short weeks together. I'm eager to see this team in August.

Jaguars Senior Reporter/Editor J.P. Shadrick…

  • A Florida scattered shower and some lightning in the area moved the practice inside after about 30 minutes. Once there, Lawrence connected a few times with tight ends in both seven-on-seven and 11-on-11 drills – most notably a nice deep pass down the middle to Arnold. Beathard later had a nice deep connection down the left sideline with Shenault, who made the catch over his shoulder in tight coverage. Outside linebacker Josh Allen and Travon Walker are impressive physically, and I'll look forward to what they do in pads in August. It looked like both Little and Taylor both got reps at left and right tackle throughout practice. 

Jaguars Team Reporter Ashlyn Sullivan…

  • It was another great day for the defense Tuesday: Multiple tipped passes, pressures and what would have been sacks. Linebacker Foye Oluokun, speaking after practice, laughed when I asked if the defense was moving fast right now. He said the quickness we are seeing at practice is the only speed they know how to run. When you talk to Oluokun, you notice a humble but confident attitude. You can't help but get excited about the combination of Devin Lloyd, Oluokun, Chad Muma and Shaq Quarterman at inside linebacker. We saw the starting combo on Tuesday of Lloyd and Oluokun going against the first-team offense … seems like we can expect that going forward. Pederson was right to make a sly grin Tuesday morning when asked how good this defense can be … pretty good.

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