Travis Etienne sees this as an opportunity. A major opportunity.
"I feel great about it," the Jaguars rookie said.
Etienne, the No. 25 overall selection in the 2021 NFL Draft, spoke Saturday afternoon after the second day of Jaguars 2021 rookie minicamp – during which he worked out at wide receiver, with the idea to acclimate to the hybrid position he is expected to play for the Jaguars.
"We thought at the worst-case scenario you have a running back with the skillset of a wide receiver and best-case scenario you have a hybrid player that can do both, and that's what we're hoping to develop with Travis," Jaguars Head Coach Urban Meyer said.
Etienne, selected with the second of the Jaguars' two first-round selections in the '21 draft, primarily played running back at Clemson. He finished his career as the ACC's all-time leader in rushing yards and touchdowns, developing into a reliable receiver in his final two seasons.