Blackmon was widely regarded as the best receiver in the draft last year, and Jaguars GM Gene Smith traded up to draft him fifth overall. It was a bold move that addressed a very weak roster spot.
Blackmon might have issues, but he’s also got something the Jaguars need a lot more of: talent.
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But back to Blackmon … not being on the field for the first month of the season is going to knock him down a lot of draft ranks, though it probably won’t be as damaging as it seems. Before this news, the man from Oklahoma State was projected as No. 3 wideout in most fantasy formats. While the suspension will push him a little bit lower, his value should remain about the same.