In his third NFL season, wide receiver Laviska Shenault Jr. is experiencing a change in environment. Shenault was dealt by the Jaguars to the Carolina Panthers on Monday for a 2023 seventh-round pick and a 2024 sixth-round pick, according to NFL Network Insider.
The Panthers acknowledged that Jacksonville received undisclosed draft compensation as part of the agreement. Shenault, 23, has recorded two NFL seasons with 600 or more yards, but in 2021 he struggled and only managed one score after five attempts as a rookie. Shenault has been hindered by injuries that go back to his time at Colorado as a college student. His importance was diminished towards the conclusion of the previous season due to hamstring and shoulder ailments he sustained the previous two seasons while playing with the Jaguars.
From that perspective, the move makes sense since Carolina has been searching for offensive talent. Denzel Mims, a wide receiver with the Jets, was supposed to be of interest to the Panthers since he had previously played for Panthers head coach Matt Rhule in college. Carolina seems to favor youthful talent, though.