Jacksonville Jaguars 2012 Draft: Justin Blackmon Receiving Early NFL ROY Action
The Jacksonville Jaguars certainly made some noise during the 2012 NFL Draft last Thursday night, trading with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to select wide receiver Justin Blackmon with the fifth overall selection.
The Greek sports book has established the former Oklahoma State Cowboys' star as the fourth-choice in the betting odds to walk away with NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year honors in 2012.
Blackmon will be the featured option in a Jacksonville' passing attack that ranked last in the NFL a year ago, averaging just 136.2 yards per game through the air. Rookie quarterback Blaine Gabbert struggled mightily without any perimeter weapons, completing just 50.8 percent of his passes.
Blackmon finished his collegiate career in Stillwater, OK, with 253 receptions and 3,564 yards over the course of three seasons. That included 122 catches for 1,522 yards and 18 touchdowns in leading the program to a 12-1 record.
I don't think there's enough value to back Blackmon at the current price. This especially true when you consider that tight end Marcedes Lewis led the Jaguars with just 460 receiving yards, and leading receiver Mike Thomas grabbed only 44 receptions.
Blackmon will not find as much free space in NFL secondaries that he saw during his time in the Big 12 Conference, which has me looking in a different direction.
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