2012 NFL Draft: Top 5 Wide Receivers Who the Jaguars Should Look at
23 days and counting.
The NFL Draft presents a whole new set of goals for teams when it comes to finding "the player" who could change an NFL franchise for the next decade.
The Jacksonville Jaguars are looking for such a player. Hopefully in three weeks, the person walks across the stage, puts a Jaguars cap on and shakes the commissioner's hand and then talks to the media about how he is going to help Jacksonville win a championship.
Smiles of Jaguars fans across the First Coast grow bigger with the "promise and hope" of more wins and a new culture in the AFC South.
Wide receiver is still the most troubled spot on this team. So far, the Jaguars have signed Laurent Robinson to a free-agent contract and when last heard, were still in negotiations with former Baltimore Ravens wide receiver, Lee Evans. Adding another weapon to the offense sure would help.
We will be looking at all the positions in the NFL draft and keying in on the top five prospects at each of those positions the Jaguars, or other teams in the AFC South could be looking at to be "the player" who changes a team and a division.
1. Justin Blackmon, Oklahoma State
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He is the diamond everyone wants.
At 6'1" and a nice fit for the Jaguars offense, Blackmon could be the missing piece this team had needed since Jimmy Smith was here.
Chance are, however, he will be gone one choice below the Jaguars at six to the St. Louis Rams.
But if they do have a chance at taking him, they better make a wise choice and grab him while they can.
2. Kendall Wright, Baylor
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My thought on this is simple—teams will take a long look at Wright once the selection of Blackmon is made.
Wright could be available if the Jaguars trade down.
At 5'10" he is not as tall as other prospects, but he still is a nice target to have in the passing offense.
3. Michael Floyd, Notre Dame
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Do the Jaguars pull the trigger and make Floyd the seventh overall selection?
That is the burning question. Like I said, I expect Blackmon to be gone when Jacksonville makes its choice but I also think they will take a long hard look at other receivers as well as defensive linemen.
Floyd, at 6'3", is an imposing target.
4. Rueben Randal, LSU
If the Jaguars trade back into the first round, Randal may be the guy the team looks to.
Big and imposing at 6'3" and 215 pounds, he has great hands and runs routes well. He could be another nice red-zone target for Blaine Gabbert.
5. Brian Quick, Appalachian State
I also think at some point, Gene Smith will look to the smaller colleges and make a selection.
While Vinny Curry, a defensive end from Marshall, could be the right fit, the team should also look at Brian Quick of Appalachian State in the second round.
Quick is 6'4" and lanky and can beat defenders off the line.
He also provides another nice end-zone target the Jaguars did not have last season.