If Jacksonville Jaguars Don't Take Plaxico Burress, Then Who Will They Target?
David Garrard is holding closed practices with several Jaguars players in order to remain a cohesive unit until the NFL lockout is lifted and players can return to normal practice sessions. In the interim, Garrard is looking to the usually suspects in the Jaguars arsenal–Mike Thomas, Jason Hill, Marcedes Lewis and Maurice Jones-Drew.
The Jaguars drafted Cecil Shorts in the fourth round of this year’s NFL draft.
There is a short list of receivers that could make for an interesting free agency period. The Jaguars receivers now are more possession types and third-down specialists. Thomas led the team with 66 catches and Lewis made the Pro Bowl.
There is no true deep threat and No. 1 receiver on this team.
These receivers could be in the mix once free agency begins.
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Good downfield speed and is good for a handful of catches a game.
He and Thomas could be a great duo in third-down situations.
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A great possession receiver with great speed. He is not a true lead receiver, but he can stretch defenses.
The Jaguars are familiar with him from his time with Indianapolis.
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He may be the top receiver on Jacksonville's radar.
Young and fast like lightning. Rice will be an instant favorite of David Garrard and gives the future starter Blaine Gabbert a true burner on the outside.
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What is Green Bay's loss could be the Jaguars gain. Jones is a great target and will get you a third-down conversion when needed.
He also upgrades the slot position when the Jaguars are in the red zone.