The Jaguars have struggled to draft and develop wide receivers for years. They’ve done even worse finding guys in free agency. (Torry Holt and Jerry Porter, anyone?)
Jacksonville has an underrated starter in Mike Thomas and they are praying that Jason Hill steps up at No. 2 receiver. (We’ll believe it when we see it.) After that, the Jaguars needed someone else to emerge in camp.
That someone has clearly been rookie Cecil Shorts, despite being a rookie from Mount Union.
“I love Cecil,” Jaguars quarterback David Garrard said this week. “I love the way that he plays, I love his intensity, I love his understanding of the game.”
Shorts looks like the team’s No. 3 receiver and rising.
John Oehsher of Jaguars.com thinks Shorts could be starting by midseason and could possibly be the “best receiver on the roster” by the end of the season.
We don’t do enough posts here that simply say “Man, this kid looks surprisingly good.” It was kinda fun.