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Cecil Shorts III came out of nowhere last year with an outstanding sophomore campaign.
He had 55 receptions to lead the team with 979 yards and seven touchdowns before a concussion ended his season prematurely.
If this offseason is any indication, though, last season's performance was just the beginning of what he's capable of doing.
He's not resting on the laurels of his outstanding 2012 season. Instead, the 21 yards he was short of breaking of the 1,000-yard mark are motivating him to continue improving his game, according to John Oehser.
“I still feel like I have something to prove,” he said. “That’s just how I’ve always been. I always play with a chip on my shoulder. I want to prove last season wasn’t a fluke, but really, last season doesn’t mean anything anymore. I want to continue to get better."
How exactly has he been getting better?
According to Brian Linder of The Daytona Beach News-Journal, he has done it by spending three weeks training with Arizona Cardinals All-Pro wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald.
The hard work has paid off so far this offseason as CBSSports.com's Pete Prisco named Shorts his top breakout player for 2013. Yet Shorts has dreams of not only being one of the league's top breakout players but also one of the game's best receivers overall. "I want to be one of the elite receivers in this game," Shorts said. "It's going to take a lot of work to get there. I know that."
He's been putting the work in to get there and could be one the verge of making it into the upper echelon of receivers. The Jaguars have a great receiver in Shorts, and he's only going to get better.