In order to help alleviate the boredom of the downtime between the draft and training camp, I’ve decided to start a new series where I will build an all-time best Jaguars 53 man roster. It’s not exactly a new idea, I know, but I think it will still be fun and could spark some fun debate about who got snubbed. Each day I will look at a different position group, and soon we will have built the ultimate Jaguars roster composed of current and past players. Today we move on to tight ends.
For the purposes of our all-time 53 man roster, I’ve decided to go with three tight ends, per the usual.
STARTER: Marcedes Lewis – Marcedes, for whatever reason, has fallen out of favor with a lot of Jags fans. To me, he is under appreciated, and has received unjust criticism at times. We all know his blocking is superb, but he can also contribute in the receiving game as well. His contract is probably too high, by a decent amount, but he is still a productive player.
DEPTH: Kyle Brady – Second only to Marcedes in Jaguars history for receiving yards for a tight end, Kyle Brady checks in as the number two tight end on this list. Brady started his Jaguars career in the incredible 1999 season, and stayed with the team until 2006, as a solid player.
DEPTH: Pete Mitchell – Drafted by the Jaguars in their inaugural season, Mitchell is the team’s original tight end. He was with the Jags for three seasons, in which time he became third all-time for Jaguars tight ends in receiving yards.
JUST MISSED THE CUT: George Wrighster – Wrighster was drafted by the Jaguars in the fourth round of the 2003 season. He was with the team through 2008, but never became much more than ‘just a guy’.
Well, I’m sure these selections might have ruffled some feathers, so if you disagree be sure to fire away in the comments section. The roster building will be continued on Tuesday June 17th, as I will be away on vacation. At that time we will move on to wide receivers. See you then!