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The slot wide receiver has never really been established in the history of the Jaguars. Even with McCardell and Jimmy Smith, there was no solution to the third wide receiver problem that Soward could not fill. And there was never another WR that was even a quality No. 1, probably not even a two.
But now it seems with Walker stepping up and Torry Holt as the undoubted first wide receiver, it comes down to the battle of the third wide receiver spot.
The candidates for the spot include Mike Thomas, Troy Williamson, Jarret Dillard, and Tiquan Underwood.
Thomas and Williamson demonstrate the typical slot: receiver small and fast. Williamson didn't shine last year, possibly because of injury, but he has never been the number one pick he was supposed to be. Thomas, who many assume to receive this position, is a perfect prototypical slot guy, small and fast, but Thomas also is solid, so he may become an even greater asset if he has the hands.
Dillard and Underwood, who are more of a first or second wide receiver type, probably won't see the slot. But because they do possess talent, they need to be included in the conversation if Thomas and Williamson don't come up to par.