Matt Waldman’s RSP Film Room No. 132: WR D.J. Chark (Jacksonville Jaguars)

SB Nation’s Laurie Fitzpatrick joins Matt Waldman’s RSP Film Room for a look at Jacksonville Jaguars rookie WR D.J. Chark.

After a year-long hiatus, the RSP Film Room is back. My guest is Laurie Fitzpatrick, a film analyst whose work I noticed last year on Twitter. A former running back, cornerback, and return specialist, Laurie writes for a few sites, including SB Nation’s Big Cat Country site.

Laurie and I check out 2018 NFL Draft second-round pick, D.J. Chark. The former LSU receiver has height, skill after the catch, and speed to burn. Laurie and I contributed clips for viewing and discovered that we both liked his ability to extend for the ball, handle physical contact, and win in the open field.

There’s also low-hanging fruit for Chark to become a better receiver:

  • Attacking targets with greater consistency and correct hand position.
  • Thorough breaks.
  • Developing hard breaks.

Short-term, Chark can contribute in a role similar to a vertical threat like Ted Ginn. With work, there’s upside for Chark to become a full-time split end.

You can follow Laurie on Twitter @LaurieFitzptrck.

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