3 University of Wisconsin and Duke NFL Draft Prospects for the Jaguars to Look At

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Dec 27, 2014; El Paso, TX, USA; Duke Blue Devils wide receiver Jamison Crowder (3) runs back a punt for a touchdown against the Arizona State Sun Devils in the 2014 Sun Bowl at Sun Bowl Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ivan Pierre Aguirre-USA TODAY Sports

3) Jamison Crowder, WR, Duke University

The Jacksonville Jaguars are most likely looking to add another wide receiver to their young corps and while the conventional wisdom would suggest that the team needs a top-flight weapon who is a proven threat, it is more likely that the Jaguars use their higher 2015 NFL Draft picks on other positions. If they want to target a later round receiver, Crowder could just fit the bill.

Crowder has quietly put together three straight 1000 yard seasons at Duke University, racking up 22 touchdowns in the process. While he doesn’t have ideal size (listed as 5’8″) he may be able to provide a reliable receiving option for Blake Bortles. He is considered a good route runner and a player who can work underneath well. The Jaguars would be able to add a slot receiver who could impress through his superior route running and reliability because he is forced to due to his lack of size. That could be good for the Jaguars, even if Bortles likes bigger targets with some erratic throws. He is considered one of the top undersized prospects at his position in the 2015 NFL Draft.

Considered a fourth or fifth round pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, Crowder could contribute early for the Jaguars and has the consistent college-level production to warrant at least a shot at being a primary target in the slot. While his size is a concern, catching 75+ balls for three seasons and racking up impressive yardage totals keeps me interested. The Jaguars would be wise to be interested as well. He’ll bring excitement no matter what.

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